SAVE THE DATE | WBDC 2024 Midwest Business Conference 9.12.24

The WBDC Ignites Business Growth

Through its programs, services, and advocacy efforts, the WBDC has helped over 104,000 women entrepreneurs gain economic self-sufficiency through business ownership and expansion and worked to change public policy nationally and locally over its 37-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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Celebrating African American Artistry

This Black History Month, meet four visionary entrepreneurs who’ve redefined their crafts and shaped culture through art. Over the next four weeks, we’ll share their inspiring creations and how their creativity contributes to celebrating African Americans’ profound influence on the arts.

As we continue highlighting WBDC clients in our African Americans and the Arts series, join us in celebrating the remarkable Alicia Goodwin of Lingua Nigra—a visionary artist intertwining heritage and creativity in her stunning jewelry designs. 

Dive into Alicia Goodwin’s full feature here!

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