Economic Empowerment &
At Women of Toledo, we believe that investing in gender equality, women’s economic development, and empowerment can help eradicate extreme poverty, build vibrant economies, and unlock human potential on a transformational scale.
About our Economic Development & Workforce Initiatives
We aim to support these efforts, as we continue to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusivity to bridge the equity and network gap in all areas of the marketplace and workplace in our community.
Business Development Opportunity & Services
Our business development opportunity and assistance (technical/non-technical) offer support to our women-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and peers to receive advising or counseling services from our network partners or in-house business advisors. Women are increasingly harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit, and it is critical to encourage and support this behavior with a focus on eliminating obstacles and facilitating the growth of their businesses.
According to Lean In, there is power in women coming together. Our Roundtable and Circle groups are small groups that meet regularly for leadership skill-building, peer-to-peer networking, mentorship, and support. Circles are a space for you and other women to come together to learn research-backed strategies to advance your business or leadership , all while benefiting from peer mentorship, validation, and support.
Our Workforce Development program with a focus to integrate our immigrants, refugees, and international professionals into the workplace or marketplace, through skill-building, mentoring, and networking efforts. Our goal for this expansion is to reduce employment and economic empowerment barriers facing women professionals migrating from other countries while advancing the inclusion of their skills into our local economy.
Our mission at HerHub is to connect women, resources, businesses, and organizations through an online HUB that will expand HER reach. HerHub is not another group, program, event, or organization but an initiative that curates a connection and collaboration among others.
Women's Business Council
The NWO Women's Business Council created the WE-DO Program (Women’s Entrepreneurial Distinction Ovation Award) to celebrate women entrepreneurs by sharing their stories and journeys as business owners.
NWO Business Mentoring Program
In collaboration with Women of Toledo, Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Toledo African-American Chamber Commerce, and JumpStart NW Ohio we make up the Northwest Ohio Business Mentoring Program!