Our Impact

Women (and men) annually receive programs and services they need to transform their lives and make a real impact on the local economy in terms of job creation and increased wages.

How we get our statistics.

CWE Group of Women taking Class

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A History of Success

In 2021

  • 11,796
    Number of people who participated in CWE programs and events
  • 4,605
    Number of people CWE trained and counseled
  • 2,330
    Number of jobs CWE helped entrepreneurs create and/or nurture
  • $107 M
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate
  • 518
    Number of women-owned business CWE certified through the WBENC certification program


Since 1995


  • 65,200
    Number of people CWE has trained
  • 59,900
    Number of jobs CWE supported the creation of
  • $1.7 B
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate

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Client Demographics

  • 92%
  • 51%
    Low to Moderate Income
  • 37%
    People of Color
  • 4%

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Impact on Participants

  • 34%
    Start a business 
  • 31%
    Increase the revenue of an existing business
  • 32%
    Improved their financial situation