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Women's Business Center

Renaissance’s Women’s Business Center, a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), provides business training, access to capital, access to markets and support strategies that are essential to the successful growth of new and emerging women entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since its inception in 1999, the Women’s Business Center has served over 10,000 women through programs and services designed to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs in every stage of business development, including business training, workshops, the Financing Resource Center, networking events such as *Successful Women in Business Speaker Series, Renaissance Women’s Network, and other programs specifically designed for women.

*Past speakers include: Jan Walh, tv and movie reviewer,  Rachel Saunders, founder and CEO of Blue Chair Fruit Company, Judith Henderson Townsend, founder and CEO of Mannequin Madness, Reem Rahim of Numi Organic Tea, Margot Fraser, founder and CEO of Birkenstock, Barbara Gabel, founder of Zachary’s Pizza, Eileen Hassi, founder of Ritual Coffee Roasters, Alyssa Rapp, founder of, Helen Russell, founder of Equator Coffees & Teas, Jill Lublin, founder of Promising Promotion.

Click here for upcoming events for free or low-cost workshops at the SBA in San Francisco and local partners locations.

Click here to sign up for upcoming classes at Renaissance. Click here to find out about free online Government Contracting courses that are available through the SBA website.

For more information, contact Fatimah Aure, Women’s Business Center Director at (415) 348-6217 or

Women’s Business Center Advisory Board Members include:

  • Bruce Burtch
  • Alison Davis
  • Laura Thompson


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the SBA.  All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.  Contact:  Fatimah Aure: (415) 348-6217 or email:


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Fatimah Aure
Fatimah Aure
Women's Business Center Director

(415) 348-6217

Kareen Boncales
Program Coordinator

(415) 348-6227

Kate Shepherd
Kate Shepherd
Data & Reporting Associate