Women’s Business Development Center

To support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving other underserved communities and veterans, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.


The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a 501(c)(3) nationally recognized leader in the field of women’s economic development. The organization was founded in 1986 to provide programs and services to support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development


  • One-on-One Counseling

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification (Specialty)
  • Registration Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
Jessie Leonard
1533 N. RiverCenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212