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Managing Director, Access to Capital Program

Managing Director, Access to Capital Program

The Managing Director of the Access to Capital Program manages and focuses on the growth of the Program, including the direct loan fund, as well as leverages partnerships with traditional and non-traditional financial institutions. The WBDC understands that access to capital is critical for business success, especially for those in underserved markets, including women, minorities, … Continued



Abigail Scanlan

Abigail Scanlan



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Sarah Arnold

Sarah Arnold



President and CEO of WBDC, Emilia DiMenco Upholds the Importance of Small Businesses ahead of Small Business Week

Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a nonprofit organization that supports and accelerates business development and growth for women and other minority groups, released the following statement in honor of Small Business Week, which is held May 5-May 11, 2019: “With over 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and … Continued



Crain’s 2019 Notable Women Executives over 50

Emilia DiMenco heads the Women’s Business Development Center, a nonprofit that supports women’s business ownership and strengthens the impact of women on the economy. DiMenco joined WBDC in 2010 and was named to the top post in 2013, a transition from co-founders Hedy Ratner and Carol Dougal. Under DiMenco’s leadership, the center last year oversaw … Continued



Associate Director, Entrepreneurial Services (Aurora)

Associate Director, Entrepreneurial Services (Aurora)

The Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Services in Aurora is responsible for delivering programming that provides business development services, one-on-one business counseling and business resources to nascent, emerging and established women entrepreneurs, including those that are economically and socially disadvantaged. The Entrepreneurial Training Program provides relevant counseling and training to prospective and emerging entrepreneurs in all … Continued



Blanca Berthier

Blanca Berthier



Angela Stewart

Angela Stewart



Tasha Brown

Tasha Brown