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Boss’s Day

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Certification Specialist – Twin Cities

Certification Specialist – Twin Cities

The role of the Certification Specialist is to manage the WBENC Certification program with a focus on the Minnesota region, including North and South Dakota. Responsibilities include processing applications, managing the application process internally, and supporting the ongoing program requirements as a Regional Partner Organization to WBENC. In addition, the Certification Specialist supports activities to … Continued



3 Expert Strategies for Improving Your Personal Brand
By Erik J. Martin, Contributor

Improving your personal brand can make more customers want to do business with you and more candidates want to work for you. What do you stand for as the owner of your business? And what kind of an entrepreneur do you want to be perceived as? The answers to these questions are found in your … Continued



Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

-Latina-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of national entrepreneurship in the U.S., with ownership increasing by 87 percent in recent years. -Additionally, while the national gender wage gap is 80 cents to the dollar for white women, it falls to less than 55 cents to the dollar for Hispanic women. We are … Continued



Advances for women, but more to be done
By Cynthia Johnson, Director, Established Business Program, WBDC
Meg Cook, President, Painters USA

August 26, Women’s Equality Day, marks the 99th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment — the day women were given the Constitutional right to vote. In the last 99 years, women have made remarkable strides, especially in the world of politics and business. In 2018, America elected 117 new women to the U.S. … Continued



BDC Honors Milwaukee Women Business Owners and Corporate and Public Sector Partners

BDC Honors Milwaukee Women Business Owners and Corporate and Public Sector Partners

  MILWAUKEE, WI – Today the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) hosted its 2019 signature event, WBDC Connect & Celebrate: Milwaukee at Johnson Controls. The event enabled attendees to connect with WBDC regional business and public sector partners to explore potential business opportunities and collaborations. It also offered an economic forecast for small business featuring … Continued



Abigail Scanlan

Abigail Scanlan



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