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

Social Media Intensive (3 Week Intensive) - CWE Rhode Island - Feb 22

Do you need to strengthen your market reach and increase customer engagement? Are you looking to social media to generate more revenue?

Power Forward! Strategic Plan for Growth -CWE Rhode Island - Feb 26

This accelerator program is designed for established business owners who have not yet grown their firms to substantial levels of revenue or employment. 

Steps to Start A Business – CWE RI – Mar 5

If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know.  In this workshop, you will:

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You? – CWE RI – Mar 6

Explore entrepreneurship and small business ownership in this information session, and decide whether starting your own business is right for you.  

Change Your Image, Change Your Future – CWE RI – Mar 8

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 ...

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners – CWE RI – Mar 13

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. 

Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE RI – Mar 13

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.

Pasos Para Iniciar un Negocio – CWE RI - Mar 16

Si usted está pensando en ser dueño de un negocio o se encuentran en las primeras etapas de iniciar uno,  entonces este taller es para usted. Inscríbase  para que:

Protect Your Business Brand with Copyright – CWE RI – Mar 20

This workshop will outline ways you can avoid the common pitfalls related to copyright that could potentially spell trouble for your business brand.  At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Intro to Tech Entrepreneurship (6 sessions) – CWE RI – Mar 22

Developing software that meets the need of the intended audience and is developed on time and on budget is crucial for your organization’s success. However, poor communication between stakeholders and the development team will put this at risk. This ...


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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