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10th Women-Owned Business Day to Celebrate Connecticut’s Women Entrepreneurs on April 11

10th Women-Owned Business Day to Celebrate Connecticut’s Women Entrepreneurs on April 11

WBDC will host its 10th Women-Owned Business Day at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on April 11.

HARTFORD — The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) will host the organization’s 10th WomenOwned Business Day in Hartford on April 11. The event, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Legislative Office Building, will be co-chaired by Deputy Senate President Pro Tempore Patricia Billie Miller and Deputy House Republican Leader Heather Somers. Admission is free; those interested in attending can register here.

WomenOwned Business Day is WBDC’s signature event to connect Connecticut’s robust community of women entrepreneurs with members of the state’s leadership. This event is a unique opportunity for these groups to come together and share thoughts and ideas about the issues impacting Connecticut’s small womenowned businesses each and every day.

“The idea for WomenOwned Business Day was inspired by our clients – women entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the state – to help them understand the important role that state government plays in their business,” said WBDC CEO Fran Pastore. “This event is an opportunity for us to connect our community of women entrepreneurs with state leaders and to foster a meaningful dialogue on the issues impacting womenowned businesses in Connecticut.”

At last year’s event, nearly 300 registrants from 79 Connecticut cities and towns came together to celebrate WomenOwned Business Day. Photos of 2023’s WomenOwned Business Day event can be found here.

Cigna is a Champion Sponsor for the 2024 WBDC WomenOwned Business Day.

About the Women’s Business Development Council 

The Women’s Business Development Council’s (WBDC) mission 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. WBDC educates, motivates, and empowers women to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. Since 1997, WBDC has educated and trained more than 18,800 clients in all of Connecticut’s 169 towns—helping women to launch, sustain, and scale over 14,000 businesses, create and maintain more than 31,400 jobs in Connecticut, and access more than $57 million in capital. Visit ctwbdc.org for more information.