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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. For more information, visit the SBA.

CherylBurrPinkiesSince 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 Training classes and workshops, the Financing Resource Center, fashion workshops, the *Successful Women in Business Speaker Series, and other programs specifically designed for women. Click here to sign up for upcoming classes. Click here to find out about FREE online Government Contracting courses that are available through the SBA website.

* Past Successful Women in Business Speakers include: 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.


For more information, contact Paula Connelly, Women's Business Center Director, at (415) 348-6248 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.