• WBDC to host pop-up shopping events with local women-owned businesses

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is hosting two pop-up shopping days in Stamford on September 14 and October 20, providing an opportunity for residents of Stamford and its surrounding towns an opportunity to support local women-owned businesses.

    The events will take place at 13 Spring Street in Stamford.

    On September 14, the shop will be open 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Products available for purchase will range from scented candles and luxury gifts to contemporary macrame, party kits, and wellness supplements. Participating vendors will include:

    On October 20 the shop will be open 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Vendors that day offer many unique specialty food products as well as handmade art. They include:

    “WBDC has been part of the Stamford community since we began 25 years ago,” said WBDC CEO Fran Pastore. “We are thrilled to be able to host these events that allow us to share some of the remarkable products that our clients offer with the community that has been such an integral part of our history. These shopping events are a wonderful opportunity for people in and around Stamford to support local women-owned businesses – and to walk away with some incredible merchandise!”

    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 16,670 clients in all of Connecticut’s 169 towns—helping women to launch, sustain and scale over 12,500 businesses, create and maintain over 25,880 jobs in Connecticut, and access more than $28.7 million in capital. Visit for more information.