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

Power Up! Plan Estrátegico Para Su Negocio - CWE RI - June 26

¿Desea llevar su negocio al próximo nível? Este es un programa comprensivo y acelerado, diseñado para aquellos emprenderores con conocimientos en negocios ó para aquellos emprendedores que han comenzado su negocio sin un plan de negocios formal.

PVD Self Employment Program - CWE RI - June 4 (12 sessions)

Self Employment Program for currently unemployed and under-employed Providence residents interested in starting their own businesses.  The program will provide training and educational opportunities 

Improving your Presentation Skills - CWE RI - June 19

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a job seeker or a business professional, presentation skills are critical to your success.  Learn the dos and don’ts of how to give a presentation.

Personal Financial Planning - CWE RI - June 26

It is important to understand and control your personal finances, but often times we do not.  At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for your future.

Rock your Resume - CWE RI - July 10

Your resume is the first impression you make on a potential employer. Knowing how to create a resume that showcases your skills and presents you in the best light is a valuable skill that anyone in transition should have.

Steps to Start a Business - CWE RI - July 12

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know. 

Es El Empresariado Adecuado Para Usted - CWE RI - July 16

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted:  

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners - CWE RI - July 17

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. 

Understand Manage and Improve your Credit - CWE RI - July 24

The first step to planning and launching a new business is ensuring you, yourself are financially stable.  This workshop will help you understand the importance of managing your credit and how it can affect your personal financial health.

Master the Power of LinkedIn for your Business - CWE RI - July 30

This is an intensive hands-on workshop designed for business owners that want to quickly master the business development potential through LinkedIn. 

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 401-277-0800

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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


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