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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Happy International Women’s Day, which is every day at the Women’s Business Development Center!

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The WBDC commends and honors those who have come before us and those continuing the fight for more equitable opportunities and empowerment of women in all spheres of life. The Women’s Business Development Center affirms its unwavering support for the spirit and principles behind Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. While there is much to celebrate, there is still much more work to be done in the fight for gender equality. The WBDC supports the acceleration of business development and growth, targeting women while serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy. Fulfilling our mission results in further empowerment of women—in the economy and beyond.

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