The WBDC Is Bold and Strengthens Women’s Economic Empowerment: By Emilia DiMenco

As CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), every day I see the power and significant impact women have on the economy and their important role in building strong communities.

Gender parity is no longer only a women’s issue – it is critical to creating a viable space for entrepreneurs to succeed.  By taking steps to level the playing field, together we can foster a more inclusive business environment and strengthen the economic empowerment of women and other diverse business owners.

When we unite our voices, the world takes notice. The Women’s March on Washington and around the world made it clear that equality and fairness is a common goal for millions of people, and the WBDC is committed to using our voice and resources to engage a public dialogue about issues like gender parity and ensure equal opportunities and wages for all.

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