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The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive, high quality business training programs, one-on-one business and loan counseling, networking opportunities, assistance with loan applications for microloans and crowd funding through Kiva Zip, and M/WBE certification assistance in English and Spanish. WEDC’s overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies. 

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) will be celebrating two decades of promoting women’s economic empowerment on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Westchester Marriott at 6:00 pm. It is certain to be an exciting evening, celebrating women entrepreneurs and the individuals and institutions that have supported their growth.

Honorees for WEDC’s 20th Anniversary Gala include:
Jean Chatzky, Financial Journalist, author and motivational speaker. Financial editor for The Today Show

Carol Fishman Cohen – CEO and Co-founder of iRelaunch

Monica Flaherty – Founder and President, The Flatz Properties, LLC, “Purposeful Property Development”. 








Success Stories

Client Spotlight

Araras Coffee & More
White Plains, NY
Owner, Celina Bredemann
Owner, Liz Marina Cardozo 

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SBAWEDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the SBA. The SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact WEDC at 914.948.6098. For information about WEDC’s Women’s Business Center program please click here.

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Register For Events!

  1. Building Your Digital Brand

    March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  2. Strategies to Help You Plan and Build Your Food Business

    March 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  3. Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights WEBINAR

    March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Ready, Tech, Go! & Lillian Vernon Award Presentation

    April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Small Business Breakthrough

    April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  7. Creating and Managing the Sales Funnel (ADVANCED)

    April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  8. Assemble Your Dream Team to Make Your Restaurant Successful

    April 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  9. So You’re Certified? Now What?

    April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  10. Selling with Ease

    April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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