Women's Initiative for Self Employment

Microenterprise Training and Job Creation

Women's Initiative helps low-income women start and expand their own businesses by providing training, funding and ongoing support - in Spanish and English. The women who go through our program significantly increase their income and assets while launching businesses, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy. In 2010, our recent graduates created or retained more than 4,300 jobs in the Bay Area. We are helping women lift themselves out of poverty, better provide a safe and stable environment for their families, and create thriving communities.

Sustainability Achievements: 
Many of the businesses that Women's Initiative graduates start address critical sustainability issues including eco-friendly cleaning services, fair trade stores, and sustainable design using local and salvaged materials. Additionally, Women's Initiative's business training curriculum is entirely presented online. And finally, Women's Initiative is building entrepreneurs who contribute to their communities and neighborhoods, spurring local economic development.
Contact Information
Nicole Levine
nlevine@womensinitiative.og
415-878-2010
7250 Redwood Road, Suite 207
Novato
CA
94945