The WBDC Ignites Business Growth

Through its programs, services, and advocacy efforts, the WBDC has helped over 101,000 women entrepreneurs gain economic self-sufficiency through business ownership and expansion and worked to change public policy nationally and locally over its 36-year history.

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The Women’s Business Development Center was founded in 1986 and is a nationally recognized leader in women’s business development and economic empowerment.

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WBDC President and CEO Emilia DiMenco Announces Retirement in 2024: A Decade of Transformative Leadership

After a decade of dedicated service as President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center, Emilia DiMenco has shared her intention to retire at the end of 2024. Emilia’s remarkable contributions throughout her tenure have been invaluable in furthering the WBDC’s mission, and we extend our deepest gratitude for her commitment. For more details about the transition, please read the official press release here.

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