The Women’s Resource Center helps women discover their inner strength and confidence through information, assistance and support. Our desire is that every woman be empowered to enjoy stability and fulfillment in every area of her life.

Whether you are coping with difficult family relationships, adjusting to a career change, dealing with issues related to financial security, grieving the loss of a loved one, or simply seeking opportunities for personal growth, the Women’s Resource Center is here to help you on your personal journey.

Please click here to view our current program calendar!

If you would like to learn more about our services or know someone who can benefit from the Center, please contact us at 941-256-WRC1.

Manatee Office:
1926 Manatee Avenue W.
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Mon.- Thurs. 9:00 am – 6 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12 pm
Telephone: 941-747-6797

Sarasota Office:
340 S. Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Telephone: 941-366-1700

Venice Office:
The Brickyard
530 US Highway 41 Bypass S., Suite 5A
Venice, Florida 34285
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Telephone: 941-485-9724

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The Women’s Resource Center invites women who are at least 21 years old and full-time residents of Sarasota County to submit an application for the WRC Sarasota scholarship. The WRC scholarship was created to recognize, reward, and encourage female students who are pursuing a higher level of education to reach a realistic goal in preparation for employment, self-sufficiency and advancement in the community.

The deadline for submitting a completed scholarship application is Friday, March 17, 2017. The WRC Scholarship Committee will meet to review all applications, face-to-face interviews will be scheduled, and notices will be mailed to all applicants after decisions have been made. An awards ceremony and reception will be held in the spring to honor those selected for a scholarship.

In keeping with their mission to create personal, social and professional growth opportunities for women and provide the strategies for living that strengthen them, their families and their communities, the WRC Scholarship Program has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in educational scholarships since the inception of the program.  For more information about our scholarship program, or to find out how to become a scholarship donor, Eva Rickert at our Manatee office (941) 747-6797.

Click here to download the WRC 2017-2018 scholarship application.

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Renaissance Legacy Luncheon

Tickets for the March 21, 2017 Renaissance Legacy Luncheon are on sale now.

Don’t miss the 2017 Renaissance Legacy Luncheon honoring philanthropist Betty Schoenbaum for her 30-year support of the Women’s Resource Center’s scholarship program for non-traditional women students.

The event is Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m., at Michael’s On East, 1212 S East Ave, Sarasota.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online (see below), by mailing a check made out to The Women’s Resource Center, 340 S. Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237, or by credit card via phone at (941) 366-1700.

For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call 941-366-1700 or email events@thewomensresourcecenter.org.

If you would like to purchase tickets online, please click here.

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2017 Wonder Woman Nominations

Please join the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in celebrating Women’s History Month this March by nominating YOUR favorite “Wonder Women” – women leaders within our community who have made an outstanding contribution in volunteer and/or professional activities in the areas of Business, Community Leadership, Education, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, or Lifetime Achievement.  The nomination form may be found by clicking this link: 2017 Wonder Women Nomination Form