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Working Toward the Goal of Women's Economic Equity with the WBDC

Posted on by Beth Wallace

In 2017, Connecticut had 113,100 women-owned business, employing over 95,000 people and garnering $16.5 billing in annual revenue. And the Hartford region was recently ranked as 4th in the nation among metropolitan areas with the most female entrepreneurs. Much of this success is owed to the Women’s Business Development Council, a 22-year old organization dedicated to assisting women entrepreneurs launch and scale their businesses.

Listen as Fran Pastore, the President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council talks with Beth Wallace, CERC’s Director of Business Services, about the genesis of the WBDC, their on-going mission to develop economic equity for women, and the services they provide to champion female entrepreneurs.