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The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive, high quality business training programs, one-on-one business and loan counseling, networking opportunities, assistance with loan applications for microloans and crowd funding through Kiva Zip, and M/WBE certification assistance in English and Spanish. WEDC’s overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies. 


The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC)  celebrated two decades of promoting women’s economic empowerment on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Westchester Marriott at 6:00 pm. It was an exciting evening, celebrating women entrepreneurs and the individuals and institutions that have supported their growth. Please click HERE to view pictures from WEDC’s 20th Anniversary Gala.

WEDC receives the SBA’s “Women’s Business Center of Excellence” Award

On May 1st, WEDC received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Women’s Business Center of Excellence” Award at the 2017 Small Business Week Awards Ceremony held at 26 Federal Plaza, NYC.
(Left to Right: Stefanie Blue, WEDC; Beth Goldberg, SBA District Director; Anne Janiak, WEDC; Kenya Lloyd, WEDC; and John Mallano SBA Deputy District Director)

Success Stories

Ariadne Twelve Tangents

Ariadne Twelve Tangents Owner: Ariadne C. Pilarinos
E-mail: acpilarinos@gmail.com

Click here to read her story!


SBAWEDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the SBA. The SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact WEDC at 914.948.6098. For information about WEDC’s Women’s Business Center program please click here.

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