2014 Small Nonprofit

Maryland Women’s Business Center

The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) work with women across the state to start, sustain, and grow their businesses. MWBC does so through workshops, individual counseling, facilitated peer group support, special resources, and access to capital.

Because of their commitment to navigating women through entrepreneurship, MWBC was recognized as the 2014 Small Nonprofit Award Recipient at the Nonprofit Village’s annual Making a Difference Awards Breakfast.

At its inception, MWBC supported women in Montgomery County but has since expanded to Frederick County and Prince George’s County. In 2014, MWBC was selected as one of 11 women empowerment nonprofits to receive a grant award from Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend. The following practices are what contribute to the growth and development of women entrepreneurs in the community.


The training provided to women include workshops, seminars, and online training to boost businesses to the next level taught by volunteer professionals in the field. Trainings are positioned for long-term growth.

Business Counseling

MWBC offers one-on-one meetings with staff members and professional volunteers, including lawyers, accountants, business coaches, and marketing experts.

Connections and Networking

MWBC provides numerous opportunities to build connections among fellow women entrepreneurs along with peer mentorships.

Over 0
women helped to gain skills, connections and confidence
of clients achieve scalable growth
Over 0
businesses improved or expanded
businesses started in 2015
jobs created in 2015