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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 MWBE 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.

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Fees paid for this event are nonrefundable

                                      This is a rare appearance, and these tickets will sell out soon. Advanced purchase is required.                                   Tickets are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Get more information about Alice Walker Comes to Westchester at the following links:

The super-talent Mr. Bongi Duma from cast of The Lion King is COMING with a special performance to honor Ms. Alice Walker!!! Yes, Bongi from The Cast of The Lion King comes New Rochelle for An Evening with Alice Walker!!!




WEDC would like to thank the “Alice Walker Welcome to Westchester” Committee!

Our sponsors make our vision come to fruition. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Dr.Traci Alexander (Dr. TEA) at:talexander@wedcbiz.org or 914.948.6098 x14



If you could sit-down with Alice Walker, what would you ask her? Here’s a  

wonderful opportunity to do just that:

Ask Ms. Alice Walker…

Please email your questions to Dr. Traci Alexander at talexander@wedcbiz.org  Please include your name and contact information.      See you soon!

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WEDC 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.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
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Register For Events!

  1. Alternative Lending: Your Access to Capital

    September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Create Your Business Page on Facebook

    September 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  3. An Evening with Alice Walker

    October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Today’s Top Tools for Efficiency

    October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Bring Purpose To Your Content Srategy

    October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  6. Keep Your Day Job While Starting Your Business!

    October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  7. WEDC en Español Presenta: Primer Evento de Networking 2018

    November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Programa de Entrenamiento Empresarial- Poughkeepsie

    February 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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