CWE Spotlight

CWE clients, consultants and more share their entrepreneurial story.

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Your success inspires us and others every day to help women achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship.

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Betsy Hill, Neighborhoods Café: Service to Country, Service to Community

Veteran entrepreneurs are increasingly contributing to business creation and growth to the American economy after service. Active duty and reserve service often instills important skills and leadership abilities that are directly relevant to busines...

Beverly Hilaire, 2015 Andrea C. Silbert Rising Star Award Winner

Beverly Hilaire had a delicious vision for her neighborhood.  She dreamed of a modern-day sweet shop with a hint of “yesteryear,” a place where people could gather together for a sweet treat and a smile.  With that, the idea for A Sweet Place in Dorc...

Boston’s Zainab Sumu - Disrupting the Fashion Industry

Zainab’s first entrepreneurial venture was a high-fashion retail boutique she operated in Los Angeles.  She tried weathering the storm of the great recession of 2008-2010; her business didn’t survive through the economic downturn – but she stayed re...

Francesca, Working Towards Her Dream

After working in the tourism industry for more than 30 years, Francesca had a dream of wanting to own and operate her own boutique tour company - but she needed the right tools to get her vision off the ground.

Heidy Paz, Manager & Owner, La Granja, LLC

A wife and mother of three, Heidy had a dream to fill American grocery store shelves with the creams and cheeses she'd loved in her homeland of Guatemala. in 2011, she opened her manufacturing business, La Granja Dairy Products, LLC.

Nina Reed, 2016 Andrea C. Silbert Rising Star Award Winner

Owner and chef, Nina Reed is a native of Anchorage, Alaska, a Johnson  & Wales University graduate, and she was a Guest Star on Season 3 of the Food Network Show, “Sweet Genius.” The experience on the Food Network gave her the ambition to turn her pa...

Pamela L. Lavallee, 2014 Andrea C. Silbert Rising Star Award Winner

In the spring of 2013, Pam Lavallee was dealt two blows that probably would have overwhelmed many people.  She lost her job as a public school teacher after a distinguished 25-year-career and shortly after, her 19-year-old son Robert broke his neck w...