We believe that lifting up women benefits everyone.

That is why, for more than 25 years, we have been helping aspiring women entrepreneurs and business owners to launch and grow their business by meeting them where they are and providing greater access to the resources, tools, and support they need to achieve business success. Because when we empower women to succeed economically, they are better positioned to support themselves, their families and the communities around them.

CWE welcomes anyone who identifies as a woman regardless of assignment at birth.

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CWE Powerlift 75

CWE Powerlift 75You have the power to transform lives and empower women. 

This October, we are asking you to join forces with us to financially support and help shine a spotlight on the achievements and positive impacts of women entrepreneurs through the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Powerlift 75 campaign. 

As a CWE Powerlifter you commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 from friends, family, and colleagues. No donation from your network is too small. Every gift- $25, $50, $250 helps to lift up the women who lift up the world. With your help, we will reach our goal of raising $75,000 in the month of October.

It’s more than just a fundraiser; it’s an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of women from underserved, under-resourced communities.

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Women of Color Business Summit

November 1. 2023 l 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bason Executive Conference 


Developed by and for women of color, the in-person Summit provides space and opportunity to address the unique challenges, concerns, and issues faced by one of the business world’s fastest growing, yet least supported, demographic groups. This year’s conference will focus on topics that will help entrepreneurs take their business from one plateau to the next. It’s time to Level Up!

The 4th Annual Women of Color Business Summit is your chance to rewrite your narrative, redefine your path, and reignite your passion for entrepreneurship. We can't wait to welcome you to this dynamic celebration of diversity, leadership, and limitless potential.

Secure your spot today and let's embark on this journey of growth and empowerment together!



We are thrilled to share our new look!

Our Brand refresh is a culmination of research conducted throughout all channels of the organization to discover what current perceptions and opportunities existed that could be built upon.  The result of our learnings is our new visual identity which more fully supports CWE’s evolving personality and values. 

Our new colors and logo embrace our brand pillars of equity, accessibility, inclusion, resilience, and optimism in a fresh, fun, confident, and charismatic way. 

Look for our new website coming soon!




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Client Stories

Our clients inspire us and others everyday. Celebrate women entrepreneurs.

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Eastern Massachusetts

Women's Business Center

Central Massachusetts

Women's Business Center

New Hampshire

Women's Business Center

Veterans Business Outreach Center of NE

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Classes and programs

To us, being a small business owner or entrepreneur is a little bit like being a super hero.

You create something from absolutely nothing taking a risk and leap of faith because you know the impact you can have on the world around you while creating the life you have been dreaming about. 

We believe it's BOLD. We believe it's BRAVE. We believe it's MAGICAL. 

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Jaime Weatherby
Jaime Weatherby
Weatherby Media, NH

Tara's enrollment in the 10-Week Business Planning program was a true eye opener that showed her that serious planning and researching was needed in order for her business launch to be successful.

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Tara Axson
Tara Axson
LM Hairstyles, MA

"CWE has been an incredible resource. We have covered how to start a business, marketing, startup funding, etc." 

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Ashley Kirsner
Kayleigha Zawacki
Science Division LLC, MA

The Director at CWE has been an incredibly influential mentor over the years and helped Shana open her storefront.

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Shana Goldberger
Shana Goldberger
Sweet Babu, VT

CWE is proud to be supported by

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  • Highland Street Foundation
  • Foundation for MetroWest
  • PNC Bank
  • MFS

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