Monthly Newsletter
Director's Corner:
Reflection from Tasha,
Executive Director
Maya Angelou says, "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." 2020 definitely saw several of us go through a metamorphosis. We were unsure of what was to come, one day to the next. But look at us now; we have arrived. 2021 is here, and we have overcome quite a bit to get here. Now that we are here, what do we do? How do we regroup? What did we learn? 

I've personally learned a lot about myself and others around me. I've learned that self-care and a willingness to grow through challenges go hand in hand. I've learned that I can be anything through grace, patience, and understanding. I've learned that there is a certain rejuvenation that takes place, a desire to be better than before; to simply exist is no longer appealing. The spirit of the warrior prevailed in me and in others in 2020. 

I look forward to what is around the corner for us in 2021. And, from what I can gather so far, it can be great! At the WBC, we have a lot of optimism for the success of our clients, community, partners, and ourselves. It is the Year of the Ox, the year of the hard worker. The WBC is excited to expand our work and introduce a new marketing approach, new curriculum, new workshop series, and new partnerships. This wouldn't be possible without the people who support our work or the clients who are all committed to hard work and excellence. 

So, here's to 2021!

-Tasha Pettis-Bonds
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Women’s Business Center
Executive Director
Keep reading below for more info on our special January programs, recurring events, and other updates!

Contact us for any questions!
(314) 584-6700 or
Ready! Set! Launch! 12-Week Small Business
Training Program

This program, starting in February 2021, is designed to inform, engage, and empower women business owners on their roadmap to entrepreneurship.

During the 12-week program, entrepreneurs will strengthen their business knowledge with personal coaching and development through hybrid training, gaining access to professional services, 1:1 support, mentors, and financial counseling, with the goal of navigating from idea to launching a successful business. 

Registration opens soon!
Call us at 314-584-6700 or email for more information.
You asked, we listened! Back by popular demand:
Business Planning 101
5-Day Virtual Workshop Series
Monday - Friday January 25th-29th, 2021 at noon
Click below to register for the full week at 12 pm
Mon, Jan 25, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Business Planning 101: 5-Day Virtual Series
We are excited to kick off our Business Boot Camp 5-Day Virtual Series this week,
Jan 4th-8th at 12 pm!

This is our newest workshop series geared towards brand-new small business owners working towards their 2021 entrepreneurship goals! Currently sold out!
We are launching an Alumni Association! If you are an alumni of any of our past programs (Grace Hill or Urban League WBC), please fill out this virtual interest form!
Check out our recurring monthly events!
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Office Hours With A Banker - US Bank
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Wealth Wednesday with Prosperity Connection
Tue, Jan 12, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Office Hours With a Banker - Midwest Bank
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 5:00 PM CST
Legal Clinic
Wed, Jan 20, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Office Hours with CIBC
Wed, Jan 27, 2021 1:00 PM CST
Wealth Wednesday with Prosperity Connection
Stay connected to us as we rebrand! We love hearing from you! Our social media platforms and email are now under our new name, but our website is still in transition!