Women’s Business Center – Naugatuck Valley
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is host to three U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). The WBC program was founded to foster the growth of women-owned businesses by providing access to education, training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women throughout the United States and its territories.
Based in Derby, this center offers a variety of programs and services for the greater Naugatuck Valley and New Haven communities. Programs and services for aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneurs are conducted in Bridgeport, Derby, Milford, New Haven and Shelton.
412 Roosevelt Drive
Derby, CT 06418
Key Program Staff
Kenyetta Banks – Project Director
Jaclyn Vancour – Program & Impact Specialist
Claudia DiDona – Project Support Specialist
Carol Cheswick – Business Advisor
Samantha Cross – Business Advisor, Finance
Anne DiFrancesco – Business Advisor, Marketing
Sherry Konwerski – Business Advisor, QuickBooks/Accounting & General
Terri Piekara – Business Advisor, Social Media
Beth Scarborough – Business Advisor, Finance/Operations & General
Jacqueline Torcellini – Business Advisor
Current Programs & Services
Business Plan Clinic: 6-Session Course
Monetize Your Passion
Lunch & Learn
Let’s Talk series
Are you ready to launch or scale your business?
To learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), click here. Together with partners around the nation, the SBA offers programming geared to aspiring, emerging and established business owners.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request, with at least two weeks notice. Please contact WBDC at 203-751-9550 for arrangements. WBDC is an equal opportunity provider.