About Us

For over forty years, WomenVenture has provided women of all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small business ownership.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission is to help women attain economic self-sufficiency through the creation and growth of profitable and sustainable businesses.

Our vision is to empower entrepreneurial women with tools, capital, and support to lead businesses that create living wage jobs.

Our values are integrity, diversity, persistence and change agent.

Staff and Board

We would not be able to deliver our high-impact programs and services were it not for our dedicated and talented staff. They are passionate believers in the economic power of small business ownership. In addition, we are guided by a devoted and skilled Board of Directors. The collective wisdom and resources of this group of women contributes directly to the success of the clients we serve.


Since 1977, we have been dedicated to helping women achieve economic success.


Our success is achieved with the help of our steadfast partners.


Want to contribute to the economic viability of the Twin Cities? Join our team.

Women's Business Center (WBC)

The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

We are one of only three in Minnesota and we are part of a network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs who face unique obstacles in the world of business. WBCs ensure that critical resources are available to all women entrepreneurs, and specifically those who are economically or socially disadvantaged.

Accommodations and Accessibility

WomenVenture provides its services on a non-discriminatory basis and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone, including those with special needs.

Annual Reports & Financials

Your support helps women entrepreneurs create profitable and sustainable businesses. We believe in integrity and that means being upfront with our supporters. You’re invited to review our recent annual reports and financial documents.