ABOUT WBOA

Since 1982, The WBOA (Women Business Owners Alliance) has elevated the impact of women in business. As the longest-running business organization for women in MA, the WBOA was founded to provide support and guidance exclusively for women business owners.    

 

We are:

  • A 501c3 organization 

  • An organization that serves women in business 

  • A place that provides its members a forum for sharing knowledge, resources, wisdom, and inspiration   

  • Launching the WBOA On the Road series in 2023 

JOIN WBOA

 

You wake up one day and are equally exhausted and exhilarated. Owning a business is one gigantic undertaking supported by hundreds of minute details.

 

Where do you turn, who do you talk to?  Your friends say you work too hard, your family sends you job postings with benefits; most cannot even relate to the leap you have made…

WBOA Calendar

 

 

$100 WBOA Membership: Welcome to the WBOA, we speak your language!  Our 2023 WBOA Membership runs January - December and entitles you to these benefits

 

12 Free Educational Morning Meetings

  • 7:45am – 9:15am

  • Professional Speakers - 1 hour

On Zoom (for the foreseeable future)

         

On the Road with WBOA

  • Rotate Restaurants – Six to Nine locations

  • Formatted agenda: quick intros, “speed dating” rounds, etc.

  • February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

  • Dedicated Table for WBOA Member business cards / rack cards / etc.

  • $20 for members / $30 for non-members

 

2 Free In-Person Bootcamps

  • Spring & Fall

1 Ticket to The Power Of 100 Women Luncheon Launch January 12, 2023

PLUS INCLUDED WITH YOUR 2023 Membership  

  • Listing in the WBOA website Members Directory

  • Access to WBOA Members Facebook Group, YouTube and LinkedIn Platforms

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Cheryl Reed Memorial Loan Fund

The Cheryl Reed Memorial Loan Fund is a legacy program of the WBOA offering quick turn-around funding for our members to enable them to respond to business growth opportunities and the urgent needs of business. CRML was established in 1991 in memory of Cheryl Reed, owner of Cheryl Reed Travel in East Longmeadow. Cheryl was a founding member of WBOA but most importantly a business owner who knew that access to capital could make all the difference between being able to take advantage of a business opportunity and having to decline.

To date, the WBOA has provided thousands of dollars of low interest loans to scores of women who have used the funds for uses as varied as:

  • attending a professional development conference

  • upgrading technology

  • onboarding a new employee

  • Big E booth signage and promotion

  • holiday inventory

 

The application process is quick, easy and confidential. This program is offered exclusively to WBOA members. 

 

Always current, always relevant, always elevating women in business. Whether you are growing a business or growing a career, as the WBOA tagline says ‘Don’t Grow It Alone’®