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Business Classes & Consulting

WDC breaks down barriers by coordinating education and training resources designed to empower clients to create, lead and develop successful, funding-ready businesses and organizations. WDC provides two (2) strategic programs: WDC Business Classes and our Consulting Directory. In addition, our signature trainings Empowering Girls Through Entrepreneurship (21 and under) and Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship (21+) combine WDC’s whole-person, self-empowerment philosophies with business training and leadership development. 


Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

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WDC Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship (ETE) is a multi-week program specifically designed for women and girls who identify as part of communities of color, underserved populations, or other systematically oppressed people. This program provides the basics of building a real business plan, including marketing, financial management, networking and basic operations. Participants will have the opportunity to register their businesses with the Colorado Secretary of State, obtain a City of Aurora sales tax license, and open a business checking account. In addition to basic business concepts, the program also focuses on young women’s empowerment with basic tools managing stress, building self-esteem, and overcoming trauma. ETE culminates in a pop-up event where participants can actually showcase and sell their products/services to the community.

Empowering Girls Through Entrepreneurship (6th, 7th and 8th Grade)

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Empowering Girls Through Entrepreneurship (21 and under)

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Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship (21+)

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WDC classes are provided by renowned leaders in the industry. WDC recruits members, sponsors and partners to provide expert education and training focused on the key foundations of business success. Classes are generally held each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm (with some exceptions depending on instructor availability). Classes are free to WDC members, and $15.00 for the general public. All classes are held via Zoom (or in-person where indicated). Course topics generally include: Workforce Development; Business Plan/Operations Manual; Mission, Vision, Core Beliefs, Guiding Principles; Governance, Bylaws, LLC Partner Agreements; General Administration; Human Resources; Finance, Budget and Accounting; Fundraising, Sales and Revenue Development; Marketing and Outreach; Press and Media Relations; Programs, Products and Services Development; Performance Measures; Strategic Planning; Leadership and Management


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Consulting & 
One-on-One Support

Get one-on-one support. WDC connects members with one-on-one consulting services provided by members of WDC through the Consultant Directory. Consultants offer a variety of expertise and may set their own rates. The Consultant Directory is available on the website, and clients are asked to complete a feedback survey after their consulting services are complete. We’re building a directory of women-owned and led business consultants who specialize in working with BIPOC and systemically disadvantaged communities. Join the directory today!

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (303) 892-3840

Maya Wheeler

Maya Wheeler Executive Director Wezesha Dada Center 7194350422