Marsha Bailey presents the inaugural Marsha Bailey Leadership Award in 2019.
AWBC continues to advocate for the WBC Program with a stronger, louder voice than ever. At the same time, AWBC is focused on building its capacity to better serve WBCs in other ways, too, such as providing training, leadership development and more.
At the same time, AWBC is forging strategic alliances with our fellow SBA Resource Partners and with other mission-aligned organizations, such as micro-enterprise development non-profits. So that our ecosystem neighbors and partners can better connect with Women's Business Centers and each other, AWBC is inviting those interested to affiliate with our community. Join!
Women's Business Center Membership
The greatest distinction of the WBC Membership is that WBC members have voting representation, for example to vote for new board members at the Annual Meeting. AWBC's by-laws require that each WBC be entitled one vote per organization, per granted program (more).
League of Extraordinary Women
For the enterprising individual or business that endeavors to support and be connected to this exciting thriving ecosystem, AWBC has launched a membership program to cultivate networking and collaboration with a League of Extraordinary people (men and women alike). We're truly excited to offer this new platform and look forward to the fruit it will bear (more).
Non-Profit Affiliate Membership
Increasingly, AWBC is building relationships and value in working with non-profit organizations that don't necessarily operate an SBA-granted Women's Business Center. Affiliates benefit from all of the same membership perks as WBC's, except that they don't vote at the Annual Meeting (more).
Young Professional Affiliate Membership
Early-career professionals can benefit from the networking opportunities, training and access to career postings. The blog and forum platforms create a space for engaged participants to collaborate and share thoughts, experience and opinions in the entrepreneurship development community (more).
Student Affiliate Membership
Students pursuing degrees in business or even operating their own enterprise can benefit from the exposure to a community rich in entrepreneurship development (more).