The mission of WORC is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides entrepreneurial training, individual business assistance, incentive savings programs, and access to business and financial resources. WORC empowers its constituents through various self-help strategies including savings, a self-employment network, and access to its local and national affiliations. Additionally, WORC encourages community awareness and responsiveness concerning issues impacting economic equity and independence.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Micro-enterprise Development: Poverty Alleviation, U.S. Department of Treasury (2001)
Innovation in Technology Award, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (2005)