OUR Strategic Partners


WBIS International is extremely grateful to individuals and companies who support our vision. Our sponsors and partners are leaders in their communities who understand the complexities of business ownership and share their tools and resources with us as we continue to help business owners, career professionals and organizations to prosper with their business systems.


​Burr Warne
CEO & Founder

Global Classroom is all business...we are building the nation’s largest cloud-based eLearning Network for small business and entrepreneurship. Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), small and medium sized businesses and government agencies customize their eLearning Center on the Company’s platform to distribute online course content to their members, employees and students. The revenue model derives recurring income from individuals and business employee subscriptions. Global Classroom has exclusive contracts with Chambers of Commerce, America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), small and medium sized businesses and government agencies to host their Business, Technology and Career Readiness Centers. Subscribers from these eLearning Networks pay between $10 and $20 per month to access a skills-targeted library of online courses and video tutorials. They develop and share their education resume online with their current and future employers.


Operational Strengths: 40 libraries of online courses in business and technology; market tested cloud-based technology platform; exclusive contracts to create 2,200 branded eLearning Centers for business, numerous existing contracts with small and mid-sized organizations, state and local governments and associations; and an extensive background in online learning and technology.

Randi Penfil

Constant Contact®, Inc. wrote the book on Engagement Marketing™ – the new marketing success formula that helps small organizations create and grow customer relationships in today’s socially connected world. Through its unique combination of online marketing tools and free personalized coaching, Constant Contact helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect and engage with their next great customer, client, or member. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact has long championed the needs of small organizations, providing them with an easy and affordable way to create and build successful, lasting customer relationships.

​Antony Linus
President NGS Infonet Inc

A progressive individual with strong commercial awareness, outstanding management skills, and 20 years work experience, Antony Linus, has been heading NGS with impeccable flair, ushering the immense growth of the firm as a leading provider of global consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. His vast experience in handling unique business drivers and imperatives of the IT infrastructure industry has enabled NGS to achieve newer heights and expand to newer markets in the Middle East, US and Africa. Beyond building product portfolios, revenue and market share growth, he enjoys pursuing sports and travelling in his leisure time.

​Valerie Brown

After moving to Northern Virginia in 2009, I wanted to create a network and meet other like-minded business women since I was new to the area. If you’ve ever moved, you know it’s like starting all over with EVERYTHING. So, I was looking for friends.


And, I searched and searched, finally finding Women Building and Investing in Success (WBIS), attended a networking event, and as the saying goes the rest is history. I connected with extraordinary women and immediately with the founder, Sheila Dixon and we became friends. I was able to collaborate, share my experiences, and over the last five years, Sheila and I have been able to leverage one another’s skills.
I don’t take it for granted when people cross my path, so I know that our meeting was a divine connection. I’m excited about carrying on this relationship and working alongside Sheila to help women grow their businesses, and make more connections personally and professionally.