The gala will recognize several business leaders and entrepreneurs, presenting awards to a pair of Impact Award honorees, the Patricia Billie Miller Award for Outstanding Community Service, and several Women Rising Award recipients.
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is announcing the additions of Joy Braddock and Annya White-Brown to its team of Business Advisors. Specifically, Braddock will serve as Torrington Business Advisor, focusing on supporting emerging and existing business owners in Torrington, as well as other areas; and White-Brown, as Marketing Business Advisor, will use her own experience to guide Connecticut women entrepreneurs looking to expand their business through marketing.
The Women’s Business Development Council’s Child Care Business Support Program and Opportunity Fund is now open for a new round of applications and child care businesses in Connecticut are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $25,000. The innovative grant program, supported by a partnership with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC), will accept applications through September 27.
In August, the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) will once again be accepting applications for both its Equity Match Grant Program and its Child Care Business Opportunity Fund. The Equity Match Grant Program is made possible through the support of multiple corporate, foundation, and private funders, and the CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The Child Care Business Opportunity Fund is supported by partnering with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC).
The Women’s Business Development Council is pleased to announce Katrina M. Adams as the keynote speaker at its 2023 Women Rising Gala and Awards Celebration on October 27 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz will serve as the event’s honorary chair.
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is announcing the launch of a pair of grant programs aimed to give a boost to established small businesses based in the cities of Waterbury and Torrington. The programs are being offered through partnerships with the City of Waterbury and the City of Torrington, and make grants of up to $10,000 available to eligible businesses in each city. The programs each launched on June 21.
The Women’s Business Development Council is encouraging child care businesses in Connecticut to apply for grant funding through the WBDC Child Care Business Support Program and Opportunity Fund. The program is supported by a partnership between WBDC and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and offers grants of up to $25,000 to qualified child care businesses.
More than 300 registrants from 79 Connecticut cities and towns registered to celebrate Women-Owned Business Day on April 26. Women-Owned Business Day is WBDC’s signature event to honor and promote Connecticut’s robust community of women entrepreneurs and to connect them with members of the state’s leadership, 125 of whom joined the event’s Host Committee to show their support of women-owned businesses.
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is announcing a pair of recent new hires, bolstering a strong team of professionals available to support Connecticut’s women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) was honored to receive the 2023 Outstanding Business Supporter of Arts & Culture at the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Annual Meeting & ECTy Celebration. The Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition presented the award in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut at the March 30 event held at Foxwoods Resort Casino.