Members of the Women’s Business Council (WBC) are responsible for assisting in attaining the Mission and Vision of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber (Chamber) by providing a platform for networking, mentoring, and leadership development for women in business.


About the Women’s Business Council

The WBC of the Chamber is made of no more than 18, and no less than 10 appointed women business owners.

WBC eligibility requirements:

  • Any woman business owner who is a shareholder with 51% or greater company ownership and who provides significant daily leadership for the financial and operational strength of her company, or
  • A singular representative from a business with collective female company ownership of 51% or greater who provides significant daily management responsibilities of the business.
  • Additionally: business must be in operation for two years by the month (January) of the member’s beginning service term. The business must be the candidate’s primary job and not a secondary job or hobby.
  • Must be a Huntsville/Madison County Chamber member in good standing.
  • Must be willing to attend at least 75% of council meetings and 50% of council events.

2023 Members



Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Wine Down with Women Who Lead 

Meet and connect with women in business to build a network of women seeking to support women. Chat over a glass of wine about your experiences and hear from several members of the WBC as they share challenges they have faced as women business owners and how they overcame them. 

Monday, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
WBC Luncheon with Dr. Pat Sims
Location: Huntsville Area Association of Realtors

Join the Women’s Business Council for a luncheon featuring Dr. Patricia Sims, president of Drake State Community and Technical College. Dr. Sims has been president of Drake State, a Historically Black Community College, since 2018. Under her leadership, it has seen a significant increase in state and federal funding, has increased strategic partnerships, and expanded its program offerings. During lunch she will share her professional journey and tell us more about her life’s work, empowering others to reach their goals and obtain success.



Ashley Engles-Ross
Vice President, Small Business
Chamber Liaison for the WBC

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Want to make a valuable investment in your business and community? The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber is the place to start. With a powerful collection of member benefits, we offer plentiful resources and endless support to help your business grow and prosper.




Women in Missile Defense, August 7, 2023

The Women’s Business Council (WBC) of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber in partnership with Raytheon, An RTX Business was pleased to present Women in Missile Defense, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate female voices from across the aerospace & defense industry and the roles they play in the missile defense mission. 

080723 WBC: Women in Missile Defense

Women-Owned Business Day proclamation with Mayor Battle, March 30, 2023

033023 Women-Owned Business Day proclamation with Mayor Battle

WBC Forum- A Portrait of Success, February 21, 2023

022123 WBC Forum- A Portrait of Success

Wine Down with Women Who Lead, October 11, 2022

101122 Wine Down with Women Who Lead

WBC Meet & Greet, August 23, 2022

082322 WBC Meet & Greet

Empowering Women in Missile Defense, August 8, 2022

080822 Empowering Women in Missile Defense

Woman Owned Business Day Proclamation with Gov. Ivey, April 4, 2022

Photos by Alice Lessmann

040422 WBC: Woman Owned Business Day Proclamation with Gov. Ivey

Woman Owned Business Day Proclamation with Huntsville Mayor Battle, March 30, 2022

033022 WBC: Proclamation Signing with Mayor Battle