Who We Are

About The Women’s Business Center

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To empower entrepreneurs to succeed through education, connections and community. We do this by developing leaders, fostering opportunities and building collaboration.


To be recognized as the “Home of Women Entrepreneurship” in Western New York that supports economic opportunities and business growth for women through all stages of business ownership.


The Women’s Business Center at Canisius College believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are essential to success. We strive to remove barriers to access, and to build an inclusive community where women of all backgrounds have opportunities to learn and grow.

 Experience the WBC


Ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship! The WBC empowers women in business to move forward with confidence to build and strengthen their enterprises and networks.



Interact with the local business community! Connect with business leaders, business coaches, and other business owners at the WBC.



Work smarter, not harder! Discover new ways of working through a range of business development programs; learn about everything from MWBE contracting to bookkeeping and digital marketing.



Get a partner you can count on! The WBC help clients in all stages of their business development, from the newly established to more experienced owners who want to take their business to the next level.

We continue to develop training and networking opportunities to empower women business owners to grow their business.  We are now also working to support women business owners at every stage of their business growth.  We don’t compete with other service providers; we build relationships with the experts and the agencies in the area and collaborate with them to bring a wide and strong net of support to the business owner.

We are activating the movement of supporting our area’s economic development by supporting the business success of our local woman business owners – that support needs to be both from women and men!

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Advisors & Instructors


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Our Programs

Business Counseling



Advisory Groups


On Demand Learning

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How We Help Women


Launch, Grow, Elevate & Master your business with our advisory and mentorship groups. We have four categories based on specific stages of business development.


Business Development

The ENetwork serves entrepreneurs at all stages of business, who are looking to learn about business development, refine and master their networking skillsets and cultivate business relationships.



The WBC works with entrepreneurs to understand their business financing needs and identify viable options for financing. Clients receive assistance in compiling an effective financial plan through one-on-one consultations from lenders and through seminars on SBA financing options.



The Women’s Business Center is always here to support you and meet you where you are. There are a range of our on demand courses you can take on your own time and at your own pace.


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