Cindy Gallo, President of FBSG, completed the 2012 TUCK-WBENC Executive Program, an intensive weeklong executive learning experience held at IBM’s learning center in Ardonk, NY.


Tuck-WBENC Executive Program Press Release October 25, 2012 Cindy Gallo, President of FBSG INC, Completes Tuck-WBENC Executive Program Cindy Gallo, President of FBSG INC, completed the 2012 Tuck-WBE NC Executive Program, an intensive weeklong executive learning experience held at IBM’s Learning Center in Armonk, NY, along with 50 other women entrepreneurs earlier this month.

The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, which was established in 2003 and has been sponsored by IBM since then, stemmed from an idea to create a program tailored to the needs of women business owners. Today it offers step-by-step tactics designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their business with a focus on improving strategic planning, organization, resources, and systems and processes. Ms. Gallo attended the executive learning program on a full tuition Diversity Business Scholarship offered by AT&T’s Global Supplier Diversity Program. She was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants for the honor.

Tuck is the nation’s oldest graduate school of business and is renowned for its collaborative learning approach. The Tuck-WBENC program is designed to prepare the business owners to think differently about how they approach and operate their businesses. To enhance the relevance of the experience, the course used FBSG’s business plan as a case study in the curriculum. FBSG INC. expects to reap immediate benefits from the marketing, financial and organizational strategies taught in the class. FBSG INC has been WBENC certified since 2009, which is one of the pre-requisites for applying to the program. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading authority on and advocate for women-owned businesses as suppliers to the nation’s premier corporations and government entities. WBENC certifies women-owned businesses with a world-class, rigorous process recognized by corporations and government agencies, and is authorized by the Small Business Administration to certify Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB). The WOSB Program provides government-owned procuring agencies a tool to help meet their WOSB contracting goal of 5% of prime contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs. “The Tuck-WBENC Executive program is an exceptional opportunity for women business owners to examine their business plan, strategize for growth and network with other prominent women in business” stated President and CEO of WBENC, Pamela Prince-Eason. “The caliber of the Tuck faculty participating in the program is unsurpassed.”

“The wealth of knowledge and experience of the Tuck faculty is impressive and inspiring, an incredible amount of learning occurs in the five day program” observed Vice President of Marketing, Pat Birmingham, who attend the class representing WBENC. To learn more about FBSG INC visit us at