Support Women Entrepreneurs




At our second annual Women’s Business Day at the state capitol in Annapolis on January 17, MWBC will be gathering with allies from the business community, federal government, some of MWBC’s most successful clients, and other partners to advocate for state funding by introducing legislators to our work and highlighting its impact.

Join our advocacy effort! Contact your state representative by phone or email from January 18-24 and tell them to support state funding for MWBC!

We operate entirely as a nonpartisan program of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. and will be working with legislators, partners, and organization members from both sides of the aisle to promote this bipartisan issue.

With state funding, MWBC would be able to build a stronger presence across the state and serve more women business owners. See below for more information about our impact during 2018.

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The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) is a nonprofit initiative of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) that works as an independent program to help women entrepreneurs start, sustain, and grow their businesses with educational opportunities, one-on-one business counseling, and peer group business discussions, referrals to industry experts who provide free advice, and access to other little-known entrepreneurial resources.

With offices in Frederick County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County, MWBC plays a major role in bolstering Maryland’s standing as a top state for women business owners. Here’s our  impact during the 2018 fiscal year: 

  • Served 1,920 clients
  • Supported 62 new business starts
  • Assisted in 208 jobs created
  • Helped clients generate $3.8 million in business revenue

Our impactful work will continue, but we are seeking to reach and engage a new audience—women entrepreneurs still working full-time jobs. We are finding success with our efforts on social media to establish a relationship with this untapped market. However, to build a more solid connection with this growing group of business owners, MWBC needs a new website.

Your financial support will make it possible to:

  • Offer our beginners’ workshops online. Examples include Orientation to Small Business Resources and ABCs of Starting a Business
  • Host entrepreneurial skills-building webinars
  • Host chats with MWBC Business Counselors and volunteer experts
  • Improve the user experience with MWBC’s Resource Library

Will you help us get started by making a donation today?

Your support is invaluable in our work to educate and uplift women entrepreneurs in Maryland. Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation!

Also: See our most recent success stories
Also: Check out our upcoming workshops


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