What We Do

Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) helps Santa Barbara and Ventura County residents start and grow small businesses through training, loans and consulting. WEV's mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.

Free Orientation!

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Attend a free 1-hour orientation to learn about WEV's Self-Employment Training (SET) course and other programs to help you succeed in business!

WEV Connects: Giving Back Without Breaking the Bank

Reconnect and network with the WEV community, and enjoy a half-hour business owner panel on Giving Back Without Breaking the Bank!

Three local business owners will share the successes and struggles they’ve experienced as they’ve learned to give back strategically.

When: Wednesday, July 22, 6-7:30pm
Where: Ventura City Hall Community Room
Cost: Free, and open to the public!
Click here for more details and to RSVP


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WEV Gotta Blog!

What if?

By Marsha Bailey, WEV CEO and Founder

What if women believed they could do anything and be anything? At WEV’s "Empowerment is Priceless" event in May, Marsha Bailey shared her hope for women to have access to business education, capital, and support networks so they can create successful businesses and pursue their dreams.

Read more & join the conversation!


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Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

Color Certified CDFI LogoWEV has been a certified CDFI since 1999. CDFIs are mission-driven financial institutions that are dedicated to providing financial services to meet the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals within underserved communities.

Association of Women's Business Centers

 AWBC logoThe Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC) works to secure ECONOMIC JUSTICE and ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC) such as WEV.

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