Special Thanks...

Special thanks to our sponsors, especially our presenting sponsor Kirkland & Ellis, donors, volunteers and staff for your generosity in helping CWE help women and veteran entrepreneurs realize their dreams of becoming successful, prosperous business owners  We are so grateful that you could join us to celebrate and support them in business.
The event was a moment where CWE was as entrepreneurial and brave as we ask our clients to be every day!  The event committee led the charge to create an online event with the goal of providing a sense of intimacy and connection that we traditionally experience when we are all in the same room together.  We invited our entire CWE community to join us - and they were there!  We invited our community to financially support our work - and they donated generously!  It was truly a very special night.
"Lifting up the women who lift up the world" is a team sport that requires every single one of us!  Thank you for your support, passion, and ingenuity to move CWE forward through 2020 and beyond.

2020 Andrea C. Silbert Rising Star Award Winners

Each year a deserving member of the CWE family who has benefited from her relationship with CWE on the road to starting and/or growing a business is honored at this event. The 2020 Andrea C. Silbert Rising Star Award was presented to five honorees.   

Madeline Cabrera, Emmaty, Milford, MA

Courtney Edge-Mattos, Providence Ghost Tour, Providence, RI

Amelia Leme, Mana Threads, Burlington, VT

Tina Paine, Wicked Healthy Vending, Peabody, MA

Rachel Sotak, Broaden Collective, Concord, In NH

Again, Thank You.

With your support, you are ensuring that women and veterans have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance, and confidence that they need to start and grow a viable business. In 2020 and beyond, we hope you will continue to stand with us in transforming their lives and improving communities through education and entrepreneurship. We know that with you by our side, we are well on our way to a stronger economy and true equality for all. If you didn't get a chance to participate in this year's event and would like to help us help women and veterans please click here to donate.  Your gift will make a difference.

Special Message from Our Presenting Sponsor  - Kirkland & Ellis


Kirkland & Ellis is one of the world’s leading law firms with more than 2,700 lawyers representing clients in complex corporate transactions, litigation, restructuring and intellectual property matters from 15 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our principal goals are to provide the highest quality legal services available anywhere; to be an instrumental part of each client's success; and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal talent. As a result, we are committed to the advancement of women and examining issues, policies and practices that directly impact women at the Firm and our clients, and in our communities. As a firm with a global presence, we continually strive to build and maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from our differences. Through pro bono work, partnerships with women’s organizations, and Firmwide initiatives and programming that advance and empower women at the Firm and globally, Kirkland is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. For us, it’s simple. We have a responsibility to make a difference and we bring the same energy and discipline to this pursuit as we do to our service to clients. Kirkland is honored to support the Center for Women & Enterprise and is committed to their mission to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business.

Auction Item Donors

We appreciate all those who have supported this event.  Their donations will help us raise funds to help women who cannot afford CWE programs and services or access the education and tools they need to help themselves become financially self-sufficient.

Amy Acampora
Joel Adler
Theodosia Adu-Awuah
All Points Limousine
Andrews Associates
Beauport Hotel
Bell in Hand
Bellicchi's Best Biscotti
Beth Ann Dahan
Big Y
Bobbie Bush Portrait Artist
Boston Crawling
Bristol Clothing
Boston Museum of Science
Boston Red Sox
Burlington Wine & Spirits
Buzzards Bay Brewing
Capital Geneaology
Chapman Manufacturing
Continental Resources
Cranmore Mountain Resort
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
Joanna Damp
Robin Dumas
Robin Dziuba
Encore Boston Harbor
Effie's Homemade
Euno Ristorante
Everybodys Fights
Everlasting Herb Farm
Forty 1 North
Four Seasons Boston
Garbolino, Inc.
Lina Gallotto
David Gusella
Gooseneck Vineyards
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Help Around Town
Hotel Commonwealth
Hotel Viking
Huntington Theater Co.
Iveey's Everything Honey
King Arthur Flour
Dawn LaRochelle
Lenox Hotel
Lucky Strike Social Boston
Chantal Lyon
Makes U Wanna
Mallory Portraits
Maria for the Win, LLC
Medusa Brewing Company
Minkee Blue
Peter Mitchell
Mohegan Sun
Michael Morse
Musings on the Vine
Nantucket Stripes
Newport Art Musuem
Nina McLemore
Old Sturbridge Village
Owner's Edge
Pats Peak
Pepper’s Artful Events
Port City Pretzels
Power Rowing
Prospera Business Network
PSP Imports
Queen Adeline
Racquel Goncalves Photography
Refresh Interiors
Diane Richards
Susan Rittscher
Roche Brothers
Scout & Cellar - Lisa Greig
Scout & Cellar - Judy Shoobe
Seven Stones Leadership Team
Skye Gallery
Solielle Design Studio
Spa Nijoli & Salon
Spencer Trappist Brewery
Steamship Authority
Katherine Chapman Stemberg and Bill Schnoor
Sweet Basil Cards 7 HANDS
Tennis Hall of Fame
Thaii Soul Catering
The Cheesecake Factory
The Gracious Gourmet
The Mooring
The Trustees
Tiffany & Company
Total Wine & More
Tree House Brewing Co.
Turnstyle Cycle & Bootcamp
Wachusett Mountain
Westin Copley
Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery
Wynn Las Vegas
XV Beacon
Zinab Sumu Modern Primitive