Corporate Sponsorships & WBENC Membership

Join the CWE family of corporate partners and sponsors and create value for your community, your employees, and thousands of women working to become financially self-sufficient. 

Opportunities available to your company include:

Umbrella sponsorship packages range from $15,000 to $50,000.

Annual sponsorship packages are available for corporations interested in committing to support multiple CWE opportunities per year, including CWE premiere events (Auction & Gala and Women Business Leaders Conference), select CWE programming, and CWE-WBENC corporate membership, if interested.

Download Umbrella Sponsorship Packages [PDF, 666KB]

For more information about CWE umbrella sponsorship packages, contact Susan Rittscher, or 617-532-0222

Annual program sponsorships range from $1,000 to $15,000.

Sponsoring a CWE class or program helps us continue to offer scholarships to low-income clients 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. Program sponsorships include various benefits, depending on sponsorship level, including:

  • Logo placement on event calendar related to program(s)
  • Recognition in email and social media promotion for program(s)
  • Logo in course catalog and 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

Download Program Sponsorship Packages (PDF)

    For more information about CWE program sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Development Department, 617-532-0700.

    At this time, CWE only offers corporate mentor opportunities as part of CWE-WBENC Corporate Membership.

    Annual membership dues:  $2,500

    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)

    CWE-WBENC Corporate Members: 



    Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

    Plainridge Park Casino/Penn National Gamiing

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


    Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

    Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

    Boston Children's Hospital

    Harvard University


    Boston Scientific

    Heinemann Publishing

    Stop & Shop (Ahold USA)

    Citizens Bank

    Iron Mountain

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals


    John Hancock

    TJX Companies

    CT Lottery Corporation

    Keolis Commuter Services, LLC

    Tufts Health Plan

    CVS Health

    Major League Baseball

    United Technologies Corporation

    Eastern Bank



    EMD Millipore-EMD Serono

    MGM Springfield Wynn Resorts

    National Grid

    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
    • Discretionary access to over 11,000 WBENC-certified vendors nationwide
    • 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 CWE-WBENC Corporate Membership Form [PDF, 93KB]

    For more information about CWE-WBENC Corporate Membership, contact Jodi Baier at or 617-532-0238.

    Special event sponsorships range from $1,250 to $15,000 for CWE premiere events and $250 to $2,500 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

    CWE Small Events
    Average attendance: 50-100

    CWE Auction & Gala Celebration(Mar/Apr)

    Women Business Leaders Conference(Sept/Oct)

    Wednesdays, Women & Wine Networking Nights

    Lunch & Learn Workshops

    Coffee & Capital

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

    CWE Premiere Event Sponsorship Levels:

    Range from $1,250-$15,000

    Click on an event link above to learn more…

    CWE Small Event Sponsorship Levels:

    • $ 2,500 Platinum – Exclusive Sponsorship
    • $ 1,000 Investor Sponsor
    • $   500 Benefactor Sponsor
    • $   250 Patron Sponsor

    Please contact our Development Department for more information, 617-532-0700.