What We Do

The mission of REI Women’s Business Center is to assist Oklahoma’s enterprising women wanting to explore the opportunities of starting or expanding a business.

REI WBC provides one-on-one business counseling, access to capital, quality business training opportunities and technical assistance. We are proud to operate Oklahoma’s only Women’s Business Center, a place where women gain support, encouragement, strength, answers and celebrate success. REI WBC has reached more than 25,000 entrepreneurs since opening its doors and we look forward to many more years of service.

REI WBC is the result of a cooperative agreement with the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership and REI Oklahoma. Through dedicated partners and volunteers, we continue to increase our impact across the state. REI Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer.

Our primary focus is to provide quality business training opportunities, access to capital, resources, referrals and technical assistance to support women entrepreneurs.

Approximately 150 training workshops and networking events are offered annually throughout the state. We provide training on a variety of business topics to help women become more successful.  Topics include entrepreneurship, financing, marketing, business planning, ecommerce, social networking, business taxes, website development, and more. View our calendar…

Regular networking events provide business owners a place to share ideas and resources and foster business to business relationships. REI WBC clients also receive free business counseling and publicity through REI WBC marketing efforts. Contact us  if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Whether in the idea-stage of starting a new venture or in growth phase of a well-established company, REI WBC is here to help and ready when you are.

Dr. Barbara Rackley
Program Manager
Serving southeastern Oklahoma with statewide over site

Jennifer Edwards
Serving western Oklahoma & OKC metro

Rosalind Crenshaw
Serving northeast Oklahoma and Tulsa area

Lori Smith