Our Impact - CWE Vermont Women's Business Center

Women (and men) annually receive programs and services they need to transform their lives and make a real impact on the local economy in terms of job creation and increased wages.

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A History of Success

In 2020

  • 1,220
    Number of people who participated in CWE programs and events
  • 710
    Number of people CWE trained and counseled
  • 298
    Number of jobs CWE helped entrepreneurs create and/or nurture
  • $8 M
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate


Since CWE Vermont began in 2016


  • 2,400
    Number of people CWE has trained
  • 1,700
    Number of jobs CWE supported the creation of
  • $51 M
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate

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Client Demographics

  • 96%
  • 67%
    Low to Moderate Income
  • 8%
    People of Color
  • 4%

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Impact on Participants

  • 58%
    Start a business (8% said plans to start put on hold due to COVID crisis)
  • 88%
    Increase their understanding of business and entrepreneurship
  • 56%
    Increase the revenue of an existing business (of those, 39% said their revenue then decreased due to COVID crisis) (25% attributed the lack of increase to the COVID crisis)
  • 37%
    Improved their financial situation  (of those, 19% said their income then decreased due to the COVID crisis)
  • 4%
    Added employees to their company (22% plans to hire put on hold due to COVID crisis)
  • 8%
    Hired employees (8% put plans to hire on hold due to COVID crisis)