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Women’s Business Center – Southwest

Women’s Business Center – Southwest

Serving Southwest and Coastal Connecticut

Women’s Business Center – Southwest

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 Stamford, this Center offers a variety of programs and services for the southwest and coastal Connecticut communities.  Programs for aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneurs are conducted in Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford and Westport.

184 Bedford Street, Suite 201
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-353-1750

Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-1pm


Key Program Staff

JoAnn Gulbin – Project Director

Megan Wormser – Client Services Manager

Claudia DiDona – Project Support Specialist


Carol Cheswick – Business Advisor

Samantha Cross – Business Advisor, Finance

Anne DiFrancesco – Business Advisor, Marketing

Terri Piekara – Business Advisor, Social Media

Beth Scarborough – Business Advisor, Finance/Operations


Current Programs & Services

GPS: a Guide to Plan for Success – Signature business plan development course

Express Trak: From Concept to Launch

Let’s Talk Series

Lunch & Learn: Instagram

For more information on these WBC programs, as well as other programs offered by WBDC, please click here.  To schedule a no-cost counseling session, contact us at 203-353-1750 or info@ctwbdc.org

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SBA Programs

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 203-353-1750 for arrangements. WBDC is an equal opportunity provider.