Women's Economic Development Council 

About Us

Our Purpose 

WEDC exists to champion women as leaders in business and in the community.

Our Vision

Influential women business leaders forging relationships and impacting economic success.

Our Mission

We provide opportunities to women for leadership and economic development through education, mentorship, and strategic connections.

Our Values and Beliefs

  • We value and respect honest communication, integrity, equality, diversity and openness in our members, our organization and our community.
  • We believe in supporting and encouraging each other in professional, personal and community endeavors.
  • We believe in promoting an environment that elevates personal and professional growth and development.
  • We believe in identifying, cultivating and supporting emerging women professionals.
  • We believe in a community where women have influence, genuine engagement and "seats at the table".

WEDC History

The Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC) was incorporated in February, 1994 for the purpose of providing women with opportunities to contribute substantially to the economic development of our community.

WEDC’s founders, Diane Weston, President of Uwohali, Inc., and Sheri Sensabaugh, President of ACT Personnel, were paired as mentor and protégé
respectively, through an SBA program called WNET in 1992. In addition to accomplishing the WNET goal, Diane and Sheri became very good friends and
together gave birth to the initial concept of the Women's Economic Development Council, or WEDC. WEDC has been granted a 501(c)(6) status by the
IRS as a non-profit business organization.


About Our Members

WEDC members are a diverse group of mid-to-senior level executives, business professionals and successful businesswomen working together, mentoring each other, and sharing resources to accelerate economic development.
WEDC Foundation


The WEDC Foundation was established in 1998 by the Women's Economic Development Council in Huntsville, Alabama as a separate 501 (c) (3) charitable organization The ongoing vision for the Foundation is to create a legacy of accomplished and independent women who will share their energy and success with others.

The WEDC is a vital supporter of the WEDC Foundation and its mission through mentoring WEDC Foundation scholars and through financial and volunteer support of WEDC Foundation programs.

  WEDC is a membership organization dedicated to education, mentoring, and networking opportunities. 


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WEDC - P.O. Box 18144 - Huntsville, AL 35804

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