Our Mission and Purpose

Going the Extra Mile for Women in Business

Whether you’re working in a corner office or starting a business with a laptop at the kitchen table, WBOA will help you continue to grow as a leader in the Pioneer Valley business community.

A Rich Legacy of Support

Founded in 1982, the Women Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley (WBOA) is at the heart of women in business in Western Massachusetts. We are the fastest-growing segment of the economy.

Women-owned businesses are growing 30% faster than the national average.

Our Mission and Purpose

The mission of WBOA is to further the interests and support the needs of women in business in the Pioneer Valley.

Our purpose is to empower women entrepreneurs by helping to build their business skills and confidence to succeed in their careers. We accomplish this through professional development seminars and meetings, teaching networking/interaction skills, leadership opportunities, and interactive technology.

Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice, WBOA values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. WBOA seeks full participation in the organization by all women in business who support our mission to empower women in business, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Our goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.

We Stand on Each Other’s Shoulders