On this page, we will share important news and events about our Women’s Business Centers!

Check out this study released about COVID-19 Impact on Women-Owned Businesses


Find out how the state’s Women’s Business Centers are supporting the expansion of childcare in California (view PDF flyer)


Raising the Voices of Women Entrepreneurs Event

On March 22nd 2023, 245 women attended our first Raising the Voices of Women Entrepreneurs virtual event.  The purpose of the event was to inspire and connect women entrepreneurs to advocate for themselves and their sister women business owners..  Tara Lynn Gray, the California Small Business Advocate welcomed and encouraged all participating to stay involved in supporting the work of our Women’s Business Centers.  This message was enlivened by our four amazing women speakers.  The session ended with a raffle, the Grand Prize of $1,000 donated by Monica Ochoa, founder and President of OneDay Cleaners in Los Angeles.  The prize was won by Yvette Avlia, owner of Blossom Day Care in Guadalupe.

(Check out the March 22 pdf invitation flyer HERE)

Pictured in this screenshot of our event (left to right, top to bottom) are webinar organizers, guest speaker and panelists: Nancy Swift (JEDI), Irene Kelly (WEV), Ruth Garcia Corrales (NEW WBC), Vaneese Johnson (The Boldness Coach), Jessica Wang (Gu Grocery), Citlali and Monica Ochoa (1Day Cleaning Service), Tara Lynn Gray (Director, California Office of the Small Business Advocate), Erica A. Stewart (Mayor, City of San Luis Obispo)