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About Us


The IIE Women's Business Center seeks to "level the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world, by providing the tools for women to successfully own, operate and grow their small businesses.

We create economic opportunities and job growth in Hampton Roads by investing financially, intellectually and emotionally into women business owners, enabling them to thrive in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Thanks to the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Old Dominion University Research Foundation and our supporting partners, we're able to provide our services and outreach training opportunities to all participants at low to no cost. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, WBC programs provide the insight required to launch and build your dream.

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Partnering your Vision

To build a fruitful business, you need more than clients. You need a network of experienced professionals who believe in you-- and your vision. That's the strength, beauty and purpose of the WBC. We are an advocate for women entrepreneurship. WBC is your partner: positioning you for business success through education, counseling, networking resources and entrepreneurial training.

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.