The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit economic empowerment organization whose mission is to strengthen communities and the economy by supporting women to launch and successfully sustain businesses.
Opened in 1995, the Eastern Massachusetts Women's Business Center operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. We offer consultations, workshops and networking opportunities to help you reach your entrepreneurial goals.
Our Community Expectations
Welcome to the Center for Women & Enterprise community! We are excited to work with you! CWE programming is delivered in alignment with our company’s core values: respect, equity, collaboration, innovation, diversity, and joy. We are committed to providing a safe space for learning and connecting for everyone. We celebrate all humans, inclusive of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or other identifiers. We do our best to approach our programming from a feminist perspective that is secular and non-partisan, and are committed to doing better. We are committed to guaranteeing a safe, enjoyable, and meaningful experience for our clients, facilitators, counselors and staff. By participating in our programs, you agree to these principles. We reserve the right to remove participants from any session in the event of violation of these principles.
You will keep information from your peers in your CWE experience confidential.
You will not repurpose material provided by CWE and your classmates for your own commercial endeavors.
You will not actively solicit your peers or instructors
Hours of Operation
We are open for business 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday with some evening and weekend hours available. In-person meetings are available by request. To schedule a meeting at our office or virtually please call or email us.
Please review our class calendar for a list of in-person, and virtual workshops, and events.
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.