October 24, 2019 @ 5:30PM — 9:00PM
A night honoring central Missouri women entrepreneurs, benefiting the Missouri Women's Business Center
The Women Who Own It Awards honors eight outstanding woman entrepreneurs who have demonstrated talent, leadership, and a commitment to their local community. Each Entrepreneur of the Year, one each from eight Central Missouri counties, will be celebrated and given an opportunity to share about their business endeavors and community involvement.
Nominees must be the majority owner of her business (50% or more) and have been in business for a minimum of one year. Each business must be located in one of the following counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, or Osage. Any community member can nominate a women business owner. Nominees are evaluated and Women Who Own It Award winners are selected by a committee of representatives from each county.
The Missouri Women's Business Center (MoWBC) is an Small Business Administration (SBA)-funded program of Central Missouri Community Action. The MoWBC assists entrepreneurs in all stages of business by providing resources, support, and mentoring. Offerings include free one-on-one counseling, low-cost training events, business planning services and more. The MoWBC depends on local partnerships and donations to operate in an eight-county service area as part of a match requirement through SBA. Since opening in 2016, the MoWBC has helped launch over 20 businesses and provided training and counseling to over 1000 women in Mid-MO.
Can't come to the event? If you're unable to join us this year, please consider making a donation by clicking the link to the right. Each woman who walks through the doors of the MoWBC is different, with her own hopes.dreams and aspirations, but each one can find the help she needs to start and grow her own successful business thanks to your support.