Ways to Give

Discover the many ways you can help CWE lift up and empower women in business. For more information on any of the below methods, contact our Development Department at (617) 532-0238.


Help women reach their dreams.

Explore ways to donate your time and/or services with CWE.

Become a Corporate Circle Member.

Support a strong and equitable economy by becoming a Corporate Circle Member, an elite community of businesses that want the maximum level of involvement with CWE. This sponsorship level offers 360-degree engagement via volunteer opportunities, access to Women Certified Businesses, program, and event sponsorships. This level of sponsorship entwines your organization into the fabric of CWE, demonstrating your commitment to lifting up women entrepreneurs and small business owners from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

Why become a Corporate Circle Sponsor?

When you become a Corporate Sponsor, you’ll gain exposure at the regional and national level through representation at major events, incubator programs, and WBENC workshops.

Corporate Sponsorship with CWE also means having the opportunity to reach more than 450 certified women-owned businesses, allowing you to directly support a more diverse and equitable economy.

Volunteer opportunities, event-planning participation, and interaction with CWE clients and other Corporate Sponsors will plug you into a network of business leaders with deep root in their communities.

Find out more about the opportunities and levels of sponsorship by contacting Kimberly Zouzoua, email, or call 617-532-0261

CWE Program Sponsorship

Sponsoring a CWE class or program helps us continue to offer a sliding fee scale to clients who cannot afford to pay the full rate, as well as offset our direct program expenses. CWE classes and programs vary in topic, location, audience, frequency, and size, providing your company a variety of sponsorship options to meet your business objectives. Annual program sponsorships range from $15,000 to $25,000.

Program sponsorships include various benefits, depending on sponsorship level, including:

  • Recognition in email and social media promotion for program(s)
  • Logo in any printed materials related to program(s)
  • Logo on PowerPoint title slide in CWE training room for duration of program(s)
  • Complimentary ticket(s) to CWE's Annual Women Business Leaders Conference

For more information about CWE program sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Development Department at 617-532-0261.

CWE-WBENC Corporate Membership

Is your company committed to supplier diversity? Partnering with CWE-WBENC enables your organization to deepen its connection to a diverse marketplace, gain access to qualified, WBENC-certified women-owned vendors, and network with other supplier diversity professionals. Learn more about CWE-WBENC.

Benefits of CWE-WBENC Corporate Membership:

  • WBE Sourcing
  • Access to a regional pool of talented, qualified WBENC-certified women-owned suppliers in hundreds of industries via WBENCLink, a members-only, password-protected, searchable online database
  • Special invitations to participate in regional and national sourcing and supplier development events, including “Matchmaking” and mentoring.
  • Possibility for greater value and higher quality goods and services through WBE vendors
  • Easy way to meet specific customer and/or government supplier diversity requirements.

Impact & Recognition

  • Direct impact on economic development in local communities
  • National and regional recognition by stakeholders and communities of good corporate citizenship, including visibility on CWE and WBENC websites and marketing materials.

Best Practices

  • Guidance from WBENC as well as other supplier diversity professionals in developing and/or enhancing your supplier diversity program and keeping abreast of trends in supplier diversity**
  • Access to other supplier diversity and procurement professionals from over 600 corporations, government entities, and academic institutions through WBENC’s online membership directory
  • Other resources to help make doing business with WBEs easier

*As a CWE-WBENC Corporate Member, you may appoint a key contact to represent your organization on CWE-WBENC’s Corporate Council. Meeting quarterly and offering participation in other events throughout the year, the Council provides the ideal forum to advance the dialogue and partnership among corporations, WBE suppliers, and CWE.

Download our Corporate membership form, or view existing CWE-WBENC Corporate Members here.

For more information, contact Meghan Cunningham via email or at (617) 532-0248.

WBENC Women's Business Enterprise National Council

CWE Special Event Sponsorship

Special event sponsorships range from $5,000 to $50,000 for CWE premiere events and $1,000 to $5,000 for small CWE events.

Every year, CWE holds events that connect us to our community, raise awareness, and build support for the programs and services we offer to support women entrepreneurs, regardless of ability to pay.

Our events attract leaders from New England's legal, finance, venture, and education communities, burgeoning women entrepreneurs, established certified women-owned business owners, and influential supporters and partners of CWE.

As a sponsor of one of these events, your company will be recognized as a supporter of small businesses in our community, particularly those owned by women.

Event sponsorships include various benefits, depending on sponsorship level:

CWE Premiere Events, Average Attendance 300-500

Sponsorship levels for Premiere Events range from $1,500 - $50,000

  • CWE Auction & Gala (Mar/Apr)
  • Women of Color Business Summit (Fall)

CWE Small Events, Average Attendance 50-100

Sponsorship levels for Small Events range from $250 - $2,500

  • Custom Event: partner with CWE to offer a networking or educational event and promote your business

Please contact our Development Department for more information at (617) 532-0700.