Betty Hines has many successful years of experience in the areas of strategic business planning, business mentoring, facilitating CEO discussions and helping CEOs and business owners feel at ease in putting strategies around their multi-million/billion dollar businesses. She has a proven record of accomplishment, achieving business success, accelerating growth, and applying strategies for improving cash flows. Hines’ inherent ability to overcome the numerous and varied obstacles to achieving success in corporate America as a woman entrepreneur and business owner has been consistently demonstrated. As a master of her craft, she functions as a strategic business consultant, business mentor, certified group facilitator, and, for like-minded business professionals, she has served as their sounding board during discussions of developing and implementing new business strategies. Her knowledge, experience and expertise have provided guidance and insight to emerging women entrepreneurs. Ms. Hines has been an example, while also providing business counseling  and operational management guidance to many who can benefit from her insights.



Speaking Truth to Power

Betty Hines has worked as a consultant for women-owned businesses and women executives for more than 15 years.  She has seen remarkable growth in the ranks of both groups of women. But she has also observed that this growth is often impeded — because when women are working individually, they may encounter a range of obstacles that prevent them from attaining the goals they have set for themselves.

These obstacles may include an unwillingness in a particular organization’s infrastructure (or society in general) to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion — despite research demonstrating that embracing diversity and inclusion leads to significant competitive advantages, higher levels of innovation, and overall improved performance.

Through their participation in Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.), our members are able work together in ways that not only benefit them individually, but also to act collectively — in advancing the role that multi-cultural women entrepreneurs and executives play in contributing to the health and sustainability of our economic landscape.

According to the 2018 “State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” (commissioned by American Express):

  • Four out of every 10 businesses ( 40% ) in the United States are now owned by women.

  • The number of women-owned businesses grew by 58% between 2007 and 2018. Firms owned by women of color grew at almost three times that rate (163%).

  • But the gap is widening between the average revenues for U.S. businesses owned by women of color and those owned by non-minority women. In 2007, the average revenues for businesses owned by women of color was $84,100; by 2018, that figure had fallen to $66,400. Over the same time span, the average revenues for non-minority women-owned businesses jumped from $181,000 to $212,300.


A report from “The Women’s Leadership Gap” (published November 20, 2018 by The Center for American Progress) show mixed results for women executives;

  • Women in the US make up the majority of the population at 50.8 percent. Women account for 47 percent of the labor force and 52.5 percent of the college-educated workforce.

  • American women lag substantially behind men in terms of their representation in leadership positions. They are just 26.5 percent of executive and senior officials and managers, 11 percent of top earners, and 4.8 percent of CEO’s in S & P 500 companies.

  • The representation of women of color in corporate leadership roles is worse still with only 4.7 percent of executive-or senior level officials and managers in S & P 500 companies.


Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.) will engage in powerful conversations about multicultural women entrepreneurs and executives and their collective experiences. The W.E.W. Crew will be a safe environment where honest dialogue will occur among a diverse group of women. W.E.W. will offer support, guidance, and necessary actions to take while building their businesses and careers. We will also address uncomfortable topics at our conferences and podcasts, as we hope to change some of these paradigms in the workforce and convert these challenges into successes. These dialogues will serve as instructions on how we will thrive and survive in the era of diversity and inclusion.


The Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.) Mission is to Encourage. Inspire. Elevate.

Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.)

How Do We Turn Passion into Purpose?

W.E.W. has launched a series of programs designed to help women entrepreneurs and executives realize new opportunities through participation in collaborative activities:

  • The W.E.W. online “Wake Up Wednesday” coffee/tea hour (7:30 to 8:30am, ET). This time has been established to accommodate U.S. members in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, as well as members in Eastern Canada, Belgium, Germany, Nigeria, Spain, South Africa, and Turkey.

  • The W.E.W. online “Wired Wednesday Happy Hour” (8 to 9pm, ET). This time will give U.S. members in all 50 states the opportunity to participate, as well as our international followers in Canada, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • W.E.W. will launch monthly podcasts (via LinkedIn Live) and ZOOM hours, with special guests and subject matter experts, to discuss topics related to the 5 Pillars of Success (which I call the 5 Cs): Collaborate, Communicate, Connect, Cultivate — and Courage.

  • W.E.W. will continue our one-day business conferences, which will be Virtual in 2020. As in the past, the panel discussions will focus on the 5 Pillars of Success for women entrepreneurs and executives working in diverse multicultural environments. (For past events, please visit

  • In case you were wondering … men are invited to join us bi-monthly — because diversity and inclusion matters!


Women Elevating Women is accepting applications for the W.E.W. Crew. Groups of 16 to18 women entrepreneurs and executives will hold monthly virtual meetings. This is a global membership activity. Each group will engage in discussing and promoting essential benefits of the multicultural experience.


Here are some of the topics we will address, under my facilitation, with guest speakers:

  • Business Connections and Strategic Partnerships

  • Branding Social Media Marketing Websites

  • Access to Capital and Access to Opportunities Accountability Partners

  • Scaling Your Business and/or Elevating Your Career: “Blue Ocean Shift”

  • Diversity and Inclusion — Unconscious Bias

  • Financial and Mental Health

  • Book Club (an opportunity to increase your EQ/IQ and gain new perspectives)

  • Day-to-day Pressing Issues and More!


Please send inquiries and application requests to You will receive a response within 48 hours.