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About WBEA

WBEA President



April Day, MBA


President, Women's Business Enterprise Alliance



For more than 16 years, April Day has brought her unique passion, intellect, and “sheer willingness” to her 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.


Armed with postgraduate non-profit training and valuable internships, April started her results-driven career as a program director for a 15-branch youth mentorship program involving 800 youth and 200 volunteers. Since then, April has strengthened the administrative and fiscal operations of several organizations; helped to prepare thousands of young people for college and life responsibilities; launched a women’s business center supporting 500-plus small business owners and entrepreneurs; managed a total of eight million in annual budget dollars; and raised in excess of $3.5 million in grant funding.


Today, April applies her seasoned communications, collaboration, team building and strategic thinking abilities to her role as president of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA).  The WBEA is a leading third-party certifying organization that serves 750 women-owned business enterprises representing 15 billion dollars in revenue and more than 40,000 jobs in 94 Texas counties.  April’s primary role is to increase opportunities for women-owned businesses and corporate members through education programs and professional networking.


Under April’s leadership, the WBEA has enjoyed increased membership, efficiency and revenues; received more than half a million media impressions; and completed their first global trade mission to China. Additionally, she developed a Giving Tree scholarship and mentoring program for start-ups; a non-profit management and business ownership college internship program.


April gives back to the community by serving on the Port of Houston Authority Advisory Council, Women Business National Council board of directors, Leadership Houston board of directors, and the University of Houston Non-profit Leadership Alliance Leadership Circle.  She is a business trainer for the Houston Community College’s Center for Entrepreneurship, adjunct faculty for the University of Houston’s School of Social Work.  A few fun facts about April: Her favorite color is royal blue, she is a native of Massachusetts, enjoys the beach, and wants to live in Houston forever!



A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, April earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University and is finishing up her doctorate of leadership. Her area of research is transformational leadership and wellness. April is a proud UH Alum, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance alum and member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, inc. April enjoys home life with three school aged children Will, SeNoah, & Ethan, and two adult children, Darrell & Shananda, two fur babies, Mika and Tomas, and a loving husband named Kris.



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