Emilia DiMenco

Women's Business Development Center - Midwest

President & CEO

Emilia DiMenco is the President and CEO of the WBDC, spending her time working directly with the WBDC team, Board members, partners and clients to ensure the organization is supporting and accelerating business development and growth for those they serve while advocating for women and all diverse business owners across the Midwest. Emilia believes that granting women and minority business owners a seat at the table is critical to bringing the WBDC’s mission to life.

Emilia is immersed in the business community. Her most recent appointments were by the Governor of the State of Illinois to sit on the Business Enterprise Program Council, and by the President of the Cook County Board to sit on the Economic Development Advisory Council. She is a member of the Economic Club, Executive Club, The Chicago Network, International Women’s Forum, Chicago Finance Exchange, Federation of Women Contractors, NAWBO Chicago, and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. She is listed on Crain’s Chicago Business “Who’s Who” lists and has received many recognitions and awards for her leadership and impact and actively assisting women, minority, and veteran business owners achieve their full potential.

Emilia holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. degree in finance from DePaul University.