What's New

5.21.2014 - Today Women's Initiative and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center announce the transition of WI's Bay Area programs and services to Renaissance, upon WI's closure.

For decades, both nonprofit organizations have been providing business support services to Bay Area entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities and share a strong commitment to serving lower-income Bay Area aspiring and established women business owners. Renaissance looks forward to continuing WI’s vital work. At this time we are working on a quality transition of services to ensure that WI’s clients & graduates continue to receive the support they need to achieve economic independence and succeed as business owners. Please stay tuned for updates and program start dates!

For more information regarding the transition of WI’s selected services to Renaissance and details of the agreement, please contact Sharon Miller, Renaissance CEO at 415.348.6243 or

For questions related to Renaissance programs or services, please contact Petra Ostermuenchner, Program Coordinator at