CWE Online Learning

No time to attend an in-class program? Regardless of where you are in your professional journey, CWE has online learning opportunities for you. You can choose among monthly live webinars, over 100 instructor-led online business courses, or self-paced online business programs.

Questions? Please contact the CWE Online Learning Department, 617-536-0700.

Online Courses

CWE's self-paced online business programs are designed for people who like to learn on their own, at their own pace. These programs, exclusively created by CWE instructors, guest expert speakers, and staff, provide you with foundation skills in a variety of business areas. Courses include online presentations, related readings, worksheets and videos, and quizzes to reinforce learning.

And when you complete 5 CWE self-paced online courses, you will receive a future CWE self-paced online course for 75% off!

Now Available

"Raising Angel Capital for Your Business"

Are you thinking about raising capital for your business? Not sure where to turn or what kind of funding to look for? Then this course is for you. Fee: $75

"Everything You Need to Know About Funding a New or Growing Business"

You may have a great business model, but unless you’ve got a huge personal bank account, financing your business isn’t easy. This course will give you the inside scoop on how best to finance your new or growing business. Fee: $75

“Effective Hiring Practices for Highly Successful Organizations”

Hire right the first time. In this course, you will learn how to hire effectively, and put processes in place to attract and retain the best talent.  Fee: $75

"Positioning Your Product or Service for Maximum Value"

In this course, we'll talk about value propositions, market research, competitive analysis, and how to work through a process to truly communicate the essence of your product or service. Fee: $75

"Why Public Relations is Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool"

While your marketing efforts may be through traditional or social media, it is also important to factor in other ways to deliver your messages: relationship marketing, speaking, awards, events, industry participation, community relations, etc. In this course, you will learn how to influence public opinion about you and your company. Fee: $75

"People, Teams and Culture: How to Build and Manage Productive Teams"

Selecting the right people, managing the team, and creating a culture that inspires each team member are critical to the success of any business, large or small. In this course, you will learn how to assemble and motivate high-performance teams. Fee: $75

CWE’s instructor-led online business courses are designed for people who want to combine the convenience of online learning with assignments, personal support, interaction with fellow learners, and feedback from expert instructors.

Powered by award-winning e-learning provider Ed2Go, our courses are affordable, fun, convenient, and chock full of skill-building and practical information that you can put to immediate use.

“Totally enjoyed and understood the class so much more than I was anticipating. The course material was very clearly put together and presented. Very useful and great instructors. Many, many thanks! I will be taking more classes to build on what I learned in this class.” - Sheri A. ,CWE Ed2Go Client

Fee: Only $95 per 6-week online course

New Sessions Start Monthly.

How it Works (pdf)


Available Courses:

“The content of the class was great and just the right amount (not too much, and not too little). Great!”–Carol M., CWE Ed2Go Client

Fee: Only $95 per 6-week online course, unless otherwise noted.

Marketing & Sales

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
Marketing Your Business on the Internet
Using Social Media in Business
Creating Web Pages
Creating WordPress Websites
Designing Effective Websites
Advanced Web Pages
Intermediate WordPress Websites
Responsive Web Design
Write Effective Web Content
Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5
Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
Introduction to Google Analytics
Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
Effective Selling
Professional Sales Skills

Accounting, Finance & QuickBooks

Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel
Accounting Fundamentals
Accounting Fundamentals II
Introduction to QuickBooks Online
QuickBooks 2016 Series (Fee: $195/12-week course)
Introduction to QuickBooks 2016 (Fee: $110/6-week course)
Introduction to QuickBooks 2015
Introduction to QuickBooks 2014
Introduction to QuickBooks 2013
Intermediate QuickBooks 2015
Intermediate QuickBooks 2014                     
Intermediate QuickBooks 2013                     
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2015                    
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2014                    
Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013                    
QuickBooks 2015 for Contractors                  
QuickBooks 2014 for Contractors                  
QuickBooks 2013 for Contractors      

Mastering Microsoft Applications


Microsoft Office 2016 Value Suite (Fee $315/18-week course)
What's New in Microsoft Office 2013                                            
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013                       
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac                                      
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016   (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013                         
Microsoft Excel 2016 Series (Fee $315/18-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013                       
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013                        
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013                                   
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013                      
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013                               
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013                 
Microsoft Access 2016 Series (Fee $170/12-week course) 
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013
Intermediate Microsoft Access 2013              
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016 (Fee: $120/6-week course)
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013                                          

Technology & Computer        

Computer Skills for the Workplace 
Introduction to Windows 10              
Introduction to Windows 8                
Introduction to Windows 7                
Understanding the Cloud                   
Introduction to PC Security                        

Leadership & Management   

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management 
Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II                
Building Teams That Work                
Achieving Success with Difficult People                    
Skills for Making Great Decisions                  
Get Assertive!            
Individual Excellence             

Business Communications     

Effective Business Writing
Business and Marketing Writing                   
Mastering Public Speaking                
Keys to Effective Communication                  
Interpersonal Communication                       
Writing Essentials                  

Human Resources      

Understanding the Human Resources Function
Employment Law Fundamentals
Workers' Compensation

Improving Business Operations

Managing Customer Service
Introduction to Business Analysis
Mastery of Business Fundamentals
Distribution and Logistics Management
Project Management Fundamentals
Project Management Applications
High Speed Project Management
Introduction to Statistics
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
Purchasing Fundamentals
Manufacturing Fundamentals
Manufacturing Applications
Total Quality Fundamentals
Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications

Running a Nonprofit

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

New Sessions Start Monthly.

How it Works (pdf)


CWE’s live webinars are designed for people looking for a fast, convenient way to gain knowledge from reputable and experienced experts on the hottest and most applicable topics in business. Our webinars are affordable, thought-provoking, and interactive.

Upcoming Webinars:

Informational Webinars

Live one-hour online webinars regarding CWE programs and services of interest.

WBENC: Why and How You Should Certify Your Business As Women-Owned

[Recommended for businesses with $50k+ in revenues looking to grow]


The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification offered through the Center for Women & Enterprise is the nation’s leading independent certification of women-owned businesses. Over 12,000 businesses are certified nationwide, and over 600 corporate supplier diversity and procurement professionals recognize the WBENC certification.

Certification enables you to grow your business through contracts with large companies, colleges & universities, and some government entities; it also provides an opportunity to partner and/or conduct business with other certified women-owned businesses.

If your business is at least 51% owned, and 100% operated, managed, and controlled by a woman or women, you may qualify for this national certification.

Join us for this complimentary, informative Webinar and learn:

  • Why WBENC certification is good for business
  • How WBENC certification can help you expand your business network and ultimately grow your business through contracts with corporations, colleges and universities, and government entities
  • Whether your business is a good candidate for certification
  • What the certification process entails and how to get started

Note: This is a free Online Webinar; you must register to attend.

Register now.
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fee: Free

I'm Certified, Now What?

You’ve gotten through all the paperwork, site visits, and committee reviews and now you’re WBENC certified as a Women Business Enterprise. Congratulations! Now comes the real work, understanding how certification can be used to grow your business and network. This webinar will go over the key aspects of WBENC certification, what resources are at your fingertips as a certified business, how you fit into the ecosystem of CWE & Women Business Enterprise National Council, and recommendations of steps to take to get started with utilizing your certification. Webinar recurring monthly unless otherwise listed. Ideal for NEW WBENC certified business, open to all.

Register now (choose date):

Register now.
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fee: Free

Are you interested in supporting Women Business Owners?

Volunteer your time to assist the Center for Women & Enterprise in evaluating applications for WBENC Women-Owned Business Certification.  No prior experience required.  It is helpful to have a general understanding of business/finance and legal expertise.

Join our committee to review applications for certification and/or become a site visitor (currently done virtually). This is a great opportunity to meet and help women entrepreneurs running businesses of all shapes and sizes.

The time commitment varies based on the role; estimate 3 hours per month.

Interested in volunteering?  Join us for a webinar to find out more.  Choose a date and register by clicking here.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM