Grace Hill’s Women’s Business Center was founded in 1999 as an economic development initiative within Grace Hill Settlement House.  It is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to providing micro-business development for aspiring women, with a focus on minority entrepreneurs in the community.

You can learn more about the Grace Hill Women’s Business Center on their website:

Partnering with other institutions and community organizations the WBC is able to offer a variety of programs and services to further individuals’ aims of entrepreneurship. It offers:

  • Comprehensive services to support all stages of entrepreneurship
  • Focus on women and minorities in under-resourced communities across the St. Louis region
  • In-depth 16 week business development training (Women in Business Opportunities, or WIBO)
  • One-on-one business counseling
  • Ongoing Emerson Business Legal Clinic


If you want to learn more about the WBC, contact its Director, Alyce Herndon, at 314-584-6841 or


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The Takeaway:

The Women’s Business Center offers in-depth business development training, one-on-one counseling, legal clinics and other opportunities focused on women and minority entrepreneurs in St. Louis.

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Alyce Herndon, MA
Director, Grace Hill Women’s Business Center

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