November 22, 2021

The effort aims to create a Women&'s Entrepreneurship HUB statewide network for women in business.

BOSTON, November 22, 2021 – In its mission to better support women as they start, run and grow their businesses in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) has partnered with the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) to build the CWE Hub, a statewide network of resources for women entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth.

This strategic partnership follows MACP's March 2021 report, published in collaboration with the City of Boston's Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement and conducted by Deloitte, titled "It's Her Time: Women Entrepreneurship in Massachusetts," which found that women are "the fastest-growing, highest-performing and most economically underutilized subsegment of entrepreneurs." While Massachusetts has robust resources for entrepreneurs, women frequently have trouble identifying, locating and accessing the resources they need the most.

From the Berkshires, to the Cape and the Islands, and communities in between, the CWE Hub aims to fill the support gaps that currently exist for women across Massachusetts as they start and build their own companies. The CWE Hub will provide training and technical assistance resources, content experts, corporations and business owners ready to support — and do business with — women entrepreneurs, with a particular focus on immigrant, BIPOC, Gateway communities and rural businesses. Regional needs will be served by dedicated CWE staff members.