Women’s Business Development Center

8 S. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60603


Phone: (312) 853-3477 | Fax: (312) 853-0145
Email: wbdc

250 2nd Avenue South, Suite 106, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-259-6584
Fax: 612-317-1002
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Principal Staff: 
Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO 

Type of Organization: National Policy/Research/Education

Founded: 1986

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy.

Subject Expertise:
One-on-one counseling in all aspects of business: development, entrepreneurial training, loan packaging, procurement assistance and Women’s Business Enterprise certification.

Annual Meetings/Conferences:
Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference and Women’s Business and Buyers Mart and Child Care Business Expo.