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.

Courses Enrolling Now!

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 WEV's Self-Employment Training (SET) course begins in September. Sign up for an orientation TODAY, as classes are filling up quickly!

Client of the Month

rsz z-mmZdena Jiroutova, WEV loan fund recipient, invites the community to celebrate the opening of their third gallery, ZFolio Santa Barbara, on August 7th.  Read more here!


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WEV Connects Event

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Join us on August 13th at SpiceTopia in Downtown Ventura for this free networking event!

Wednesday, August 13th
6:00-8:00 pm

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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.

U.S. Microenterprise Census

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