Inspiration and collaboration are
a powerful team

Women make up 40% of new entrepreneurs and business startups in the United States. They choose entrepreneurship for a variety of reasons:

Flexibility

Women are still the primary caregivers for children and elders so having the ability to set their own schedules gives women the flexibility they need to balance work and home.

Equity

Gender parity for promotions in the workplace is still a work in progress. Women business owners can charge what they are worth. The gender pay gap is real and women earn about 80% of what their male counterparts do. Being their own boss gives women autonomy over their pay. Being an entrepreneur levels the playing field. Women can advance their careers more quickly when they’re the boss.

Control

Women entrepreneurs can control their own professional destiny. The pandemic highlighted the fragility of the working world. Women who thought they were in a steady safe job suddenly found themselves on unemployment and dealing with home-schooling kids. Working for yourself means you are in the driver’s seat.

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We are Part of Something Bigger

The Mendocino WBC is proud to be part of the California WBC network, which is sponsored by the Small Business Administration. The 16 Women’s Business Centers around the state work in collaboration to leverage their expertise and resources to assist women and men in igniting their dream of business ownership. Together we build resilient communities and grow stable economies.

12,300

Clients Served

$350M

Gross Revenues

9,000

Businesses Started

$50M

Capital Leveraged

15,850

Jobs Created/Retained