Housed in the Kania School of Management, The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) is a program of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). WEC student interns and SBDC staff offer business start-up information, guidance, and encouragement to lower income women, those in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.

They do this by offering individual, confidential consulting and programs such as Coffee & Confidence – a 1-hour inspiration session and StartUP, a 6-week series that walks participants through the process of starting a business.

6 week series where participants learn:

  • business start up basics
  • legal and insurance considerations, marketing and social media essentials, business plan development, accounting and budget skills, financing options and requirements, goal setting, and other essential skills

Local women business owners serve as mentors, offering guidance and encouragement by sharing their own experiences. Click here to find out when the next StartUP session begins!

One-hour session where women:
•       network and exchange ideas
•       gain support and guidance in determining if self employment is an option
Each session features a guest mentor who shares her story and offers encouragement. Click here to see if Coffee & Confidence is on our upcoming schedule!

Student Interns

If you are a current University of Scranton student interested in applying for an internship with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Center, please contact Donna Simpson at 570-941-4176 or e-mail donna.simpson@scranton.edu.

Guest Speakers

We are looking for people who can donate their time to deliver great talks and help inspire our participants, regardless of their prior speaking experience!

If you:
-are qualified to speak on a topic related to small business
-have an inspiring story that could help others gain confidence
-can talk about a challenge you’ve overcome in order to be successful
-have valuable lessons, tips or tools to share
please provide your information and answer some questions via this linkThere are a limited amount of speaking opportunities. Preference given to those who currently own or have owned a small business.


For more information, please call 570-941-4168 or e-mail wec@scranton.edu.