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Our Mission

Our Mission

The Women’s Business Development Council educates, motivates and empowers women to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is to support economic prosperity for women and strengthen communities through entrepreneurial and financial education services that create and grow sustainable jobs and businesses across Connecticut. From starting or growing a business to increasing income, the Women’s Business Development Council drives business success in a tangible and accessible way.

Founded in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, the Women’s Business Development Council is host to two U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). To learn more about the WBC Program at the Women’s Business Development Council, click here.

Our clients exemplify what happens when desire, education and preparation come together. Opportunities are created. Ideas ignited. Dreams realized. Economies expanded.

Through workshops, one-on-one coaching and training programs, the Women’s Business Development Council business and financial education that makes a difference in people’s lives. We help women and men to reach beyond where they are and grow to the next level.