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Revised 9/18/2021

SHORT FORM

The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of 55+ women business organizations collaborating together to achieve Equal Position, Pay and Power for All Business Women. We are also a business movement of over a million diverse professional women and men, business organizations, public and private companies and the media accelerating change through collaboration, advocacy, action and accountability.

We are #WBCFasterTogether.

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LONG FORM

The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of 55+ women business organizations collaborating together to achieve Equal Position, Pay and Power for All Business Women. We are also a business movement of tens of thousands of over a million diverse professional women and men, business organizations, public and private companies and the media accelerating change through collaboration, advocacy, action and accountability.

To propel women forward, WBC has united more than 55 leading women’s business organizations, activating our vast network to attain immediate and long-term results around nine essential action initiatives – more women CEOs, in the C-Suite and on Boards; a demand for gender pay and parity; increasing access to institutional capital, and capital for women entrepreneurs; driving more women as controllers of capital allocation; parity for women in underrepresented business sectors such as technology; and leveraging learning and development to drive pipeline promotions. Interwoven across every initiative is our call for inclusivity, diversity and equality for all women, including women of color, the LGBQTIA community and other disenfranchised women.

Our movement and network, spearheaded by our Partners, Advisory and Leadership Councils, reaches millions of business leaders across the United States and globally. WBC is committed to diversity – our Councils and Board of Directors include more than 30 percent people of color. We also have 10% of our stakeholders who are men and are a part of our Ally of Her designation.

The power of combining the collaborative approach with our women’s business movement is already creating momentum and accelerating the pace of change for business women. Join us.

We are #WBCFasterTogether.

 

ABOUT THE WOMEN BUSINESS COLLABORATIVE

The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of over 40 women business organizations collaborating together to achieve Equal Position, Pay and Power for All Business Women. We are also a movement of millions of executives, business organizations, public and private companies, and the media. We accelerate change through collaboration, advocacy, action and accountability.

To propel women forward, WBC has united more than 40 leading women’s business organizations, activating our vast network to attain immediate and long-term results around nine essential action initiatives:  more women CEOs, in the C-Suite, and on Boards; a demand for gender parity and equal pay; increasing access to institutional capital for women entrepreneurs; driving more women as controllers of capital allocation; parity for women in underrepresented business sectors such as technology; and leveraging learning and development to drive pipeline promotions. Interwoven across every initiative is our call for inclusivity, diversity and equality for all women, including women of color, the LGBTQIA+ community and other disenfranchised women. Through collaboration, we are re-thinking how change is made and working towards equity faster together.

Our movement and network, spearheaded by our partner organizations, Advisory and Leadership Councils, reaches millions of business leaders across the United States and globally. WBC is committed to diversity – our Councils and Board of Directors include more than 30 percent people of color.

The power of combining the collaborative approach with our movement is already creating momentum and accelerating the pace of change for businesswomen.

Join us, we are #WBCFasterTogether

 

WBC MISSION: To accelerate the advancement of all women business leaders together with the realization of gender, diversity and pay parity in the workplace.

WBC VISION: Equal Position, Pay, and Power for All Businesswomen

WBC FRAMEWORK AND NINE ACTION INITIATIVES: Nine permanent working groups have been created and are represented by WBC founding partners, Board members and Advisory and Leaders councils. They work collaboratively to develop and drive accelerator goals and strategies. Action Initiative chairs drive execution, track progress and report results against the nine areas:

CEO Leadership and Sponsorship of Women CEOs

Women in the C-Suite and Executive Leadership with P&L Responsibility

Women in the Boardroom

Women Entrepreneurs and Access to Capital

Women in Capital and Finance

Parity in the Workplace

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Women in Technology

Women in the Pipeline