Comprehensive Financial Support & Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

WBENC LIFT is an integrated education and funding program for women entrepreneurs to provide comprehensive financial support and resources, including education, coaching, networking and funding opportunities.

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Program Details

For several years, WBENC has been partnering with Corporate Member leaders in the financial services industry to bring forward education and resources for WBEs, including workshops and coaching on access to capital, business plans, small business banking, and cash flow management. We launched the Financial Center of Excellence to coincide with our national events, with the goal of providing WBEs with access to small business bankers and financial experts, as well as additional learning opportunities on key financial topics, including funding alternatives and being bankable.

The COVID-19 crisis highlighted the opportunity to reimagine and expand the Financial Center of Excellence model and tackle the broader needs and challenges facing women-business owners in today’s challenging business environment.

WBENC LIFT is a product of that reimagining, with a comprehensive model designed to support WBEs year-round.

Some grants and opportunities may be targeted to specific geographic areas or industries.

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Who Should Participate

The WBENC Lift Financial Center of Excellence is designed to support WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).

The WBENC Lift Financial Center of Excellence Program will be focused on four core pillars of support:

WBENC LIFT Framework


Delivery of targeted education, including virtual and in-person programs, digital resources, whitepapers, and more on topics specifically relevant to women business owners, including creating a funding pitch, financial sustainability, and business continuity planning.


Exclusive networking opportunities including pitch and outreach programs designed to help WBEs make connections with financial institutions and other funding sources that will help them grow and sustain their business


Establishment of a fund, in partnership with corporate financial institutions and others, that will include direct grants for WBEs, as well as partnerships with other national funding sources.


Facilitation of one-on-one and group coaching, counseling, and mentorship programs, focused on financial support, business plan development, and strategic growth.

Opportunities & Grants

Past Opportunities:

  • Wells Fargo WBENC Lift Grant
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