Marsha has been developing educational programs and services for women since 1983 and is the primary author of WEV’s self-employment training curriculum, From Vision to Venture. She has a Master’s Degree in Communication from UCSB and a B.A. from Michigan State University in Fine Art and Sociology. She is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional.
Marsha is a member of the National Women’s Business Council, the President of the Board of Directors of the national Association of Women’s Business Centers, a member of the Union Bank of California’s Community Advisory Board, and past President of the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO). She has served on the Board of Directors of many local organizations including the Fund for Santa Barbara and the Women’s Political Committee.
In conjunction with her work with WEV, Marsha has mentored and trained emerging women leaders from California, Nepal and Jordan, has provided entrepreneurial training for women in Hungary, and lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris. She has provided consulting and training on organizational development and sustainability to a USAID-funded women’s business organization in Amman, Jordan as well as to many U.S. organizations.
Marsha has been honored for her work by the Association of Women in Communications, Women Lawyers of Ventura County, Soroptimists International of Santa Barbara and Oxnard, the Tres Condados Girl Scouts, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, the Pacific Coast Business Times and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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