Sponsors & Partners

The Women’s Business Development Center would not exist without the generous support of our corporate, government, foundation and individual supporters.  Through contributions large and small these partners help make entrepreneurial dreams a reality - investing in the WBDC means investing in the growth of successful women-owned businesses.

Since we first opened our doors in 1986, the WBDC has assisted more than 66,000 women in the greater Chicago area and has helped establish women’s business assistance centers in six states across the nation. We’re a nationally-recognized leader with successful programs and policies that positively impact women’s economic development and business ownership. The WBDC offers its programs and services in Spanish to better serve the diverse business community.

For more information on supporting the WBDC, please contact Georgia Marsh at gmarsh@wbdc.org or 312.853.3477 x 210.

Learn more about how you can support the WBDC:

29th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference

September 2, 2015, McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, Chicago, IL – Website launching soon.

Click Here for 2015 Corporate and Government Sponsorship Opportunities
Click Here for 2015 WBE Sponsorship Opportunities

17th Annual Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo

June 20, 2015 – UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL – Click here for more information

Click here for 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities


The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO); is a delegate agency of the City of Chicago and Cook County; and a certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

As a member of the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network, the WBDC is an Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and an Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) funded in part through a cooperative agreement with The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the U.S. Department of Defense.


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