We are working to create a more equitable world by amplifying the power of women.
When we empower women to succeed economically, they are better positioned to support themselves, their families, and the communities around them.
As New England's leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we believe that lifting up women can benefit everyone. That is why, for over 25 years, we’ve helped aspiring women entrepreneurs and women business owners launch, build, and grow their business by meeting them where they are and providing greater access to the resources, tools, and support they need to achieve business success.
Because when we empower women to succeed economically, they’re better positioned to support themselves, their families, and the communities around them. And, ultimately, they’ll lead the way in driving sustained economic growth and creating a more equitable world for us all.
Support our work to drive more equitable economic growth.
CWE’s mission is to increase women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship.
At CWE, we’re proud to be the most trusted and impactful training and certification program for women in New England. We offer:
We want every individual who identifies as a woman to see themselves as an integral part of our trusted community, united by their entrepreneurial spirit. Our clients represent a variety of racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We make our programs available on a sliding fee scale, so any woman with a business dream can work with us.
We see the value in all voices. We show respect by:
We clear the path to the table so all voices can be heard. We show equity by:
We create connections between voices to leverage collective genius. We show collaboration by:
We celebrate and cultivate bold ideas and curiosity from all voices. We show innovation by:
We use our voice to energize, engage and inspire each other. We show joy by:
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In 2020, we worked together with stakeholders from across our Centers to create our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.
Since 2011, the Center for Women & Enterprise has honored business leaders, volunteers, and partners through our annual award program.
In 2000, CWE began awarding clients annually with the Rising Star Award. The award was renamed after one of our co-founders Andrea C. Silbert, when she left CWE for other endeavors.
Recognized for their leadership in their respective local business communities, their inspiration to other women business owners, and their active roles of a successful certified business.
Work with CWE today!
You bring the passion, we’ll bring the tools you need to turn it into sustainable success — whether you’re taking the first step to launch your business or kickstarting your next level of growth.