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JWBC is led by a volunteer Advisory Board.


Dedicated to Expanding the Entrepreneurial and Economic Development
of Women Business Owners and Leaders in Northeast Florida.

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) endeavors to create a new level of innovation and ignite the enterprising spirit through advanced entrepreneurial development, education, extensive resources, and dynamic networking. Consisting of volunteer opportunities and a redeveloped suite of programs, JWBC provides an innovative and valuable educational experience that enables women in business to make sound decisions and develop the infrastructure to facilitate business growth and prosperity.

The goal of JWBC is to support our clients and sponsors by improving the business climate through growth and retention. By enhancing the value of the JWBC experience and investment in our programs, we position JWBC closer to becoming a World-Class Business Center and promote Northeast Florida as a region that strongly supports women entrepreneurs for years to come.

Meet Our Team:

Jackie Geary

Jackie Geary

Director, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center

Jackie Geary was named Director of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center in January 2020.

  • Prior to her work with JWBC, she worked at the Jacksonville Business Journal for six years. She started at the JBJ as an intern and went on to work in advertising and as an event coordinator before being eventually promoted to event manager.
  • Jackie has served on the ATHENA PowerLINK Governing Body for four years and has facilitated programs and workshops.
  • A strong advocate for mentoring, Jackie spearheaded the JWBC launch of the Innovative Day of Service program. This program, tailored to young professional women, provides mentoring through business education and counseling.
  • She is a member of the 2018 class of JAX MVP for the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and is a graduate of the 11th cohort of the JAX Bridges program.
  • Jackie is a graduate of the University of North Florida with bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus on public relations. She currently serves as a member of the UNF Marketing Advisory Council.

Email Jackie
(904) 366-6640

Anamaria Contreras

Anamaria Contreras

Programs Coordinator, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center/EGD

AnaMaria Contreras joined the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center team in February 2020 in the role of a coordinator.

  • She has been working as a freelancer in content creation since 2015.
  • AnaMaria worked as an information assistant at the Colombian United Nations Information Center and currently volunteers with the American Red Cross.
  • AnaMaria is a past participant of JAX Bridges, Cohort 9
  • A University of North Florida graduate, AnaMaria has a bachelor’s degree in communication with a focus on public relations and a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in political science. She also has studied French at Sorbonne University.
  • Studied French at the Sorbonne in Paris for close to a year
  • She has lived in the United State since 2000 and has lived in Jacksonville since 2002.

Email Anamaria
(904) 366-6633



The JAX Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1978 and serves Northeast Florida in funding workforce development, leadership and entrepreneurial education programs in support of long-term regional prosperity.


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