CWE Rhode Island – Women Business Center

Our programs are designed to assist you in meeting your career milestones.

At the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) we provide opportunities for clients to grow their vision, learn new skills and join a community of peers who inform and inspire them as they enter the world of business. In Providence, Rhode Island since 2002 our dedicated staff and volunteers provide a combination or practical training and personal mentorship through high impact programs.

Our Mission

CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.

Who We Are

The Center for Women & Enterprise operates Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These Centers are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. We offer comprehensive training, resources, counseling and connections to women.

As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services.

What We Offer

  • Education & Training
  • Online Learning
  • Financial Education & Support
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consulting & Mentoring

Community Classroom

Our Community Classroom brings entrepreneurship education outside of CWE’s Centers and into the communities we serves, fostering small business growth by offering trainings and business resources in areas where aspiring and established entrepreneurs need us most. The program ensures that women (and men) have a place to go to get the critical skills, quality training, technical assistance and confidence they need to start and grow a viable business.

Courses in Rhode Island

Personal Financial Planning - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 12

At this workshop, learn how you can build your personal savings and plan for retirement.

Coffee & Connections - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 15

This must-attend morning breakfast event is for women who want to be inspired and connect with other inventive, resourceful, and highly-productive business owners and experts. 

Financing Strategies: Learn from the Experts - CWE Rhode Island - Dec 18

If you are in the process of launching a new business, or thinking about starting one, this panel discussion will help you understand the variety of financing options available to new business owners. 

Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted? – CWE RI – Jan 8

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted:  

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE RI - Jan 17

This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to help them start or expand a business.

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE RI – Jan 17

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company. 

Business Plan Basics – CWE RI – Jan 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Insure Your Business with Confidence – CWE RI – Jan 22

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search – CWE RI – Jan 24

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career. Attend this interactive workshop and learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find your next job. In this session, you’ll...

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – Jan 30

Did you know that 55% of a first impression is based purely on appearance, and that an opinion is formed within seven seconds?  Whether you are a fashionista or know nothing about style, this workshop will help you discover your inner image and show ...


Small Business Administration

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. Learn More


Contact Us

For more information about CWE, what we offer and how we can support you in business please email or call us at 401-277-0800.

Rhode Island l 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence, RI l 401-277-0700

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