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 Bottlenotes.com, 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.
For more information, contact April Gilbert, Interim Director of Women’s Business Center at (415) 348-6210 or Agilbert@rencenter.org.
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: April Gilbert: (415) 348-6210 or email:Agilbert@rencenter.org.