Learn About the WBC

The Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center (WBC) empowers women through resources and support, so they can discover new opportunities, enjoy their entrepreneurial creations, and experience the success and freedom they desire.

The WBC was established November 1997 as a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA provides a federal grant to the WBC to assist women in Utah start and grow successful small businesses through training, resources, and support. By the end of 2017, the WBC will extend these services to every county in Utah.

WBC Team

The WBC team collectively has owned five small businesses and speaks five different languages. They are an accountability partner to help Utah women get their businesses moving and guide them through the entrepreneurial experience.

WBC Board of Directors

Fifteen talented and driven individuals serve on the WBC’s board of directors and ensure the center’s team and resources are aligned to most effectively assist Utah women with valuable and helpful support. Board members individually help advance WBC reach and exposure to and ultimate impact on women business owners in Utah.

Brittany Westover, Board Chair
Vice President, Commercial Banker
Chase

Kathy Luke, Vice Board Chair
Senior Director, Member Services
Ancestry

Jen Parsons-Soran, Treasurer, Board Treasurer
Owner
Nonprofit Development Partners

Aprille Savarese
VP, Compliance & Ethics
American Express

Cathy Keen
Vice President and Senior Private Banker
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Cindy Johnson, WBC Client
Owner
Hair Love Salon & Wigs

Cheryl Mansen
Head, Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services
Salt Lake County Library Services

Ginger Chinn
Managing Director of Urban & Rural Business Services
Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Heidi Walker
COO
Salt Lake Chamber

Janice Boes
Owner
Pierpont Place

Kim Harper
VP, Servicing/Porfolio Manager, Business Development Officer
Mountain West Small Business Finance

Nicole Walters
Senior Marketing Specialist
CBIZ & MHM

Nineveh Madsen
Owner
HER Magazine

Advisors

Ann Marie Wallace
Executive Director
Women’s Business Center

Melinda Workman
Women’s Business Ownership Rep., District International Trade Officer
U.S. Small Business Administration

Dr. Vanessa Moon
President
NAWBO – Salt Lake City Chapter

Virtual WBCs – Statewide Outreach

The Women’s Business Center is excited to announce that we are expanding our reach! Thanks to the support of American Express, we now have the funding to create Virtual WBC locations throughout the state of Utah. These locations will provide a portal to our online training as well as links to local entrepreneurship resources.

Sponsors

The WBC is sponsored by the following organization who believes in the mission of the WBC and supports women small business owners. They believe that every woman should have access to technical training, resources and support, a network, and good examples.

Partners

The WBC partners with local organizations to provide opportunities and increased value to women in Utah. Through collaboration, the WBC is able to provide special opportunities and specialized events and training for women business owners.