Women's Development Council


Humble Beginnings

The Women’s Development Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1983 by a small but determined group of Northern Colorado businesswomen.
Seeing a need in the community for better opportunities for women to develop their professional skills, they began by providing occasional educational and motivational seminars to encourage personal and professional growth.
These seminars were so popular and well attended that they eventually lead to the formation of separate networking group so that businesswomen could meet, learn and share new ideas on a more frequent and personal basis. 
30 years later, we now have six growing chapters- with requests for even more! - each with their own flavor and personality, so that you can find what fits you best. Our membership stands strong at over 250 women and men, and when you join one, you join us all!

So, from humble beginnings, to inspiring leadership, the WDC is truly an organization that started small yet changed the lives of many. We’re proud to be part of the Northern Colorado business community for 30 years and counting!

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Women’s Development Council is to develop, organize, and promote activities that educate, encourage, support, and enhance the development of women in business.

The WDC is currently made up of three groups meeting monthly via ZOOM:   Northern Colorado Business Women's Group (NBWN), Fort Collins (BWNFC) North Metro (NMBWN -  Fredrick, Longmont,  and Brighton, Areas)
There are three meetings available every month. 
Because of Covid-19, all meetings are being held via Zoom. So there are meetings to fit everyone's schedule. One in the morning, one over lunch and one in the evening! 
to see all of the three meetings information and check out the information below!
BWNFC Meets the first Tuesday through Zoom from 11:30am to 1pm go to www.bwnfc.org to register and for more information. Or check out https://www.facebook.com/BusinessWomensNetworkFortCollins
NMBWN meets the Third Weds at 9am to 10am through Zoom...go to https://www.facebook.com/NMBWN for more information
NCBWN meets the third Tuesday at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm every month via Zoom. Go to
Please reach out  to Aleesa Whiteis at aleesasmarykay@gmail.com if you have any questions! 
We'd love to see you at one of our Zoom connects!
Aleesa Whiteis
Becky Shook-Wotzka
2303 Sunstone Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Women's Development Council • Windsor, CO • 970-290-7333  © 2021