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

Pasos para empezar un negocio - CWE RI - Mar 26

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno, entonces este taller es para usted.

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Mar 27

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Instagram and Pinterest for Small Businesses - CWE RI - Mar 28

Are you looking to use Instagram and Pinterest for your business? Join us for this workshop.

Intellectual Property: Protect Business Brand & Ideas - CWE RI - Apr 4

This workshop provides a high-level overview of intellectual property considerations that entrepreneurs should know.

Benefit Night at Flatbread Company - CWE RI - Apr 10

We will be having a benefit night at the Flatbread Company on  Wednesday , April 10 from 5pm-9pm. CWE will receive a donation from each pizza purchase for dine in and take out. Come join us

CWE Rhode Island - Intellectual Property: Enforcement & Defense - CWE RI - Apr 11

This workshop provides a high-level overview on how entrepreneurs can enforce and defend their intellectual property rights.

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You ? - CWE RI - Apr 12

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you. 

Personal Branding - CWE RI - Apr 16

Businesses and corporations understand the importance of developing strong brands. Today, however, individuals in career transition who are vying for work in a highly competitive marketplace are taking a lesson from businesses and emerging with thei...

Business Plan Basics - CWE RI - Apr 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Small Business Certifications and Contracting Panel - CWE RI - Apr 23

The panel will provide information on how to get certified as a women-owned business and a minority-owned business. If your business is already certified or you plan on certifying it, we’ll provide useful tips on how to use your certification to sec...

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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