New Women’s Business Center coming to Tulsa

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 10/15/2021, 9:19 PM

(TULSA, Okla.) A new Women’s Business Center (WBC) is coming to Tulsa, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced this week. 

The Office of Women’s Business Ownership told us they anticipate the Women’s Business Center will be open within the Historic Greenwood Chamber of Commerce by November 30.

"Each new Women’s Business Center that we open holds the promise of the many rising entrepreneurs who will use its services to start their businesses, build their networks and find the tools and resources they need to grow and thrive," said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. 

“This year, as we mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre and recognize the powerful role that Tulsa’s Greenwood District plays in our nation’s reckoning with racism, I’m proud that the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership is planting this seed of entrepreneurial opportunity so that a new generation of women business owners can build back better. Our dedicated SBA team stands ready to help women entrepreneurs across the region build equity and prosperity for themselves, their families, their communities, and our nation.” 

President Joe Biden made a commitment to narrow the country’s racial wealth gap when he toured Tulsa’s Greenwood district in June. 

We’re told the new center will offer one-on-one counseling, training, networking, workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs on numerous business development topics, including business startup, financial management, marketing, and procurement.

Currently the closest offering to Tulsa-area women is the Women’s Business Center at REI in Durant, Oklahoma. 


Ann Marie Worthley
10/18/2021, 7:29 PM

Great story!!