April Day, PHD, MBA
President, Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
For more than 18 years, Dr. April Day has brought her unique passion and “sheer willingness” to her personal mission to develop communities and improve lives through education and economic sustainability. Her body of work demonstrates that she has always been on the front end of active service, challenging the status quo in order to create, deliver and preserve programs that achieve her personal goal to change the world one person, one community, one business at a time.
Today, Dr. Day serves as president of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA). The WBEA is a leading third-party certifying organization that serves women-owned business enterprises representing 15 billion dollars in revenue and more than 40,000 jobs. April’s primary role is to facilitate procurement connections, enhance organizational performance, and increase opportunities for women-owned businesses through procurement, education, and executive networking.
Dr. Day gives back to the community by her service in volunteering, shopping, and dining. As a self-proclaim foodie and WBE retail fan, April enjoys the occasional decadent chocolates from Cacao Chocolate, tacos, carrot cake from Dessert Galley and frequenting local small business hot spots. You can catch her on multiple boards within the non-profit and business community, serving as an adjunct faculty in the College of Business for Texas Women’s University, corporate business trainer for Houston Community College, a recipient of many awards, sought after presenter on transformational leadership, organizational performance, and burnout reduction. A few fun facts about Dr. Day: Her favorite color is royal blue, she is a native of Massachusetts, enjoys the beach, and wants to live in Houston forever!
Dr. Day earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University and her doctorate at Our Lady of the Lake. Her area of research is transformational leadership and burnout in the small businesses sector. Dr. Day is a proud mother of five, a UH Alum, Certified Non-profit Professional, Leadership Houston Alum, American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, inc