SAVE THE DATE | WBDC 2024 Midwest Business Conference 9.12.24

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

The WBDC’s mission is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.

The WBDC envisions a diverse world where all business owners have an equitable opportunity to compete and succeed in the marketplace and achieve economic independence.

The WBDC values our knowledgeable, prepared, and diverse staff; a culture that is results-oriented, supportive, and progressive; innovation, responsiveness, and relevancy; advocacy for public policies supporting women and other diverse communities; and respect for, and accountability to, all stakeholders.

Economic Impact (FY 2023)

Advising hours delivered
Clients served
Jobs created/ retained
Certified WBEs
Public and private sector contracts awarded
Capital infusion


The Women’s Business Development Center has eight offices across the Midwest and a nine-state WBE certification coverage area.

WBDC Headquarters:

8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60603

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