Office of Women's Business Ownership
Mission Statement

The Office of Women’s Business Ownership's mission is to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories.  Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.

Office Spotlight
Women's Business Center Grant Opportunities

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT Synopsis Program Announcement No. OWBO-2014-02, for New Renewal WBCs Instructions FORMS AND WORKSHEETS SF 424 (Application for Federal Assistance) SF 424A (Budget ...

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About Our Office
Since it was established in response to an executive order in 1979, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership has fostered the participation of women entrepreneurs in the economy, especially those...


Assistant Administrator

As the U.S. Small Business Administration’s assistant administrator for women’s business ownership, Erin Andrew is the director of the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business...

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Office of Women's Business Ownership
409 3rd Street, S.W. Suite 6600
Washington, DC 20416
United States
Phone: 202 205 6673
Fax: 202 205 7287
TTY/TTD: 800-877-8339