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Women's Programs

Helping women startups and entrepreneurs find education and community

SCORE National Women’s Resources

Click here for a library of information and resources for women entrepreneurs:

Need Financing?

Accessity -

  • Accessity provides loans to start-up and expanding businesses from $300 to $100,000. Accessity recognizes the importance of women-owned businesses to their local communities. Women-owned businesses have more than doubled in the last twenty years. Forty percent of Accessity’s portfolio are women and they have the resources and connections to help you grow.

CDC Small Business Finance -

  • CDC provides loans from $20,000-$350,000, with fixed and variable rates available to meet your needs, and 5–10-year terms.

Women’s Empowerment Loan Fund -

  • Provides low-cost financing and technical support to women-owned businesses in San Diego.

California Grants and Loans in 2023 for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses -

University of San Diego Guide to Funding Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses -

  • Source of general information on where to look for grants and loans.

San Diego Women’s Organizations

NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) -

  • (NAWBO) is the voice of America's 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy.

Women’s Construction Coalition -

  • Women’s Construction Coalition celebrates the growing role of women in the construction industry and raises awareness of the opportunities available for women in construction.

National Latina Business Women Association San Diego (NLBWASD) -

  • We are here to encourage Latinas to develop their business and professional skills and to meet their career goals through educational programs, financial workshops, business referrals and networking by building strong relationships.

Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West) -

  • Our mission is to fuel economic growth globally by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses. We work to accomplish this by focusing on our CORE platform — Certification, Opportunities, Resources, and Engagement.

The Discreet Guide- Listing of San Diego Women’s Groups-

Co-Working Spaces for Women

Hera Hub -

  • Hera Hub is the first female-focused coworking space & business accelerator. Our platform supports members through education, mentoring, and collaboration, while the office environment gives them access to professional, productive work space where they can grow a prosperous business, built on the foundation of a powerful community.
  • Locations in Carlsbad, San Diego, La Jolla, and more.

The Well Community for Women -

  • An affordable, fun community for women and children. Get your work done while your kids are playing and learning next door.
c/o Small Business Administration 550 West C Street, #550
San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 283-1100

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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