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Women’s Business Collaborative

The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of women’s business organizations, corporations, trade associations, researchers and the media accelerating…

  • The advancement of diverse female representation in C-Suites and boardrooms
  • The achievement of gender diversity and parity in the workplace
  • The growth of women-owned businesses and their access to sources of capital

WBC is an “accelerator” organization. We are dedicated to building a movement to rapidly change the numbers. #WBCFasterTogether.

BACKGROUND

The number of organizations dedicated to advancing gender and diversity in C-Suites and boardrooms has proliferated. Each has a distinct mission and value proposition, but all are aligned with the goals of WBC. Despite the work of the many pioneering organizations, it has been estimated that at the current rate of growth, it will take decades to achieve.

Women Business Collaborative was therefore created to take action together; inform, educate, advocate for and celebrate the full partnership of diverse men and women leaders. We leverage one another’s strategic priorities and core competencies to drive the numbers up.

WHAT WE DO TO ADVANCE OUR AGENDA FOR CHANGE

  • CONNECT: We share like-minded organizations’ best practices, strategies and results to drive the advancement of female leaders in business and to achieve gender and diversity parity along the way
  • COLLABORATE: We engage and convene organizations to achieve accelerated results

OUR CORE VALUES

PASSION FOR CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO

  • We create a transformational view of the future that motivates all to move faster together
  • We galvanize to accelerate the pace at which women are elevated to CEOs, into C-Suites, to boards, as successful entrepreneurs and in seeking sources of venture capital
  • We challenge organizations and institutions to move the numbers more quickly, and we salute their successes

COLLABORATION

  • We believe in leaders serving leaders, sharing the ownership of collective results
  • We work with one another with passion, enthusiasm, appreciation and mutual support
  • We know to our core that the work of the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts

GENDER PARITY

  • We drive to the achievement of full gender parity in the workplace
  • We fervently believe in the power of the full partnership of men and women leaders toward the optimization of business and organization performance
  • We celebrate venture capital leaders and their organizations that provide access to capital to diverse women entrepreneurs on the way to scaling their businesses
  • We salute enlightened men and women leaders who are forging the way to gender parity

THE POWER OF DIVERSITY

  • We insist on the acceleration of diverse female representation into C-Suites and boardrooms
  • We engage organizations to drive diversity and inclusion results
  • We recognize the greatness of initiatives that build leadership among women of color

CELEBRATION

  • We honor the success of women — especially women of color — as high impact leaders

ACTION INITIATIVES

To view the nine action initiatives, click here.

To download the WBC brochure, click here. 

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