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New Hampshire Women's Foundation Awards Grant to CWE NH for Entrepreneurship Training for Low-to-Moderate-Income Women in Manchester, NH

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) received a $5,000 grant from the New Hampshire Women's Foundation to provide financial capability, business, and entrepreneurship training to low-to-moderate-income women in Manchester, New Hampshire. CWE will partner with the Manchester YWCA to offer a series of monthly workshops and participate in the YWCA’s inaugural Financial Conference for Women on September 15, 2018, which is designed to empower women to make sound financial decisions for themselves and their business.

“We are honored to receive this grant from the New Hampshire Women’s Fund. It is even more meaningful as both of our organizations work to empower women,” said Susan Rittscher, president & CEO, CWE. “Because of this generous donation, CWE will be able to provide free workshops to low-to moderate-income women in Manchester and help them become economically self-sufficient through business and entrepreneurship. Together we are able to have a lasting impact on individuals, families, businesses, and the community.”

We are delighted to award this grant to the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE),” said New Hampshire Women’s Foundation CEO, Tanna Clews. “Helping Granite State women become economically self-sufficient is a real priority for us and the pathway for building equal opportunity in our state.”   

The New Hampshire Women's Foundation

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation invests in opportunity and equality for women and girls in New Hampshire. We advance our work through research, advocacy, education, philanthropy and grantmaking.  

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About the Center for Women & Enterprise

Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses

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. CWE offers scholarships to disadvantaged clients while fostering influential relationships for successful business women at the other end of the financial spectrum.

The Center for Women & Enterprise provides education, training, resources and connections to women (and men) through Centers in Boston, MA; Westborough, MA; Nashua, NH; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; and Community Classrooms throughout New England.

In addition, CWE is the New England affiliate for Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), serving as their certification arm for women-owned businesses. WBENC Certification is nationally recognized in helping established women business owners access new corporate contracts with organizations that are actively seeking supplier diversity. 

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