CWE Rhode Island – Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

At the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) we provide opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. In Providence, Rhode Island since 2002 our dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Rhode Island

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 20

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company.

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 18

If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options available to new business owners. 

Coffee & Connections - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 15

This must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly-productive business owners and experts. 

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 12

At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement.

Effective Leadership Practices - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 11

Increase awareness of your own leadership style, examine the responsibilities of leadership, and determine best practices.

Accounting for Non-Accountants - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 6

The numbers tell a story; do you know how to read it?

Explore Small Business Administration Resources - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 5

This workshop will help you understand the various SBA programs and services that are available to entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or expand a business.

Master the Power of LinkedIn for Your Business - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 4

This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners who want to quickly master their firms' business development potential through LinkedIn.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 1

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company.

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for Your Small Business - CWE Rhode Island - Nov 30

Come to this informative session on crowdfunding, the hottest new way to gain capital to start your business! 


Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Learn More


Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 401-277-0800.

Rhode Island l 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence, RI l 401-277-0700

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