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Women's Chamber of Commerce celebrates achievement, progress

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The Women's Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 5th anniversary, and riding a wave of female achievement and empowerment. During a general membership meeting Thursday at the Dusit, President Vanessa Williams says they're also celebrating several historic firsts, such as Guam's first female governor, and first female super-majority in the legislature.

The group was founded in 2013 with just 11 members and has grown to almost 250 strong. She says the mission of the GWCC is to make women equal participants in the local economy.

"I think this was a goal of the Women's Chamber is you have us coming out and being more visible and reinforcing and supporting each other," explained Williams. "And I think that naturally as humans, as women you're going to support each other anyway, but now we have a vehicle by which to do that. And I think that's a really big thing, just organizing and coming together."

The meeting also featured a panel discussion by industry experts on a variety of topics, and the unveiling of phase one of a new Women's Business Center to assist female entrepreneurs in building their businesses.

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