Special Thanks

Special thanks to all those who participated in our Gala, our sponsors, especially our presenting sponsor iTech, donors, volunteers, and staff for your generosity in helping CWE s help women entrepreneurs realize their dreams of becoming successful, prosperous business owners.  Together we helped raise over $325,000 to support our mission as an inclusive economic empowerment organization.  We are so grateful that you could join us to celebrate and support them in business. 

Congratulations to the CWE Andrea C. Silbert Rising Star Award Winners & Nominees

In 2000, CWE began awarding clients annually with the CWE  Rising Star Award. The award was named after one of our co-founders Andrea C. Silbert, when she left CWE for other endeavors. 

The award is presented annually to a client from each of our 5 Women Business Centers who has been economically empowered from their relationship with CWE. Learn more about each of the Rising Star winners and nominees.

Our 2023 Rising Star Award Winners

 Wangari Fahari, Fahari Records, Beverly, MA

 Syroya Eugene, Syroya's Bakery, Providence, RI

 Joeci Gilchrest, You Name It Creatives, LLC, Lunenburg, MA

 Charlene Huard Marcoux, Home Base Transportation, Manchester, NH

Vera Sheehan, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, South Burlington, VT


Auction Item Donors

We appreciate all those who have supported this event.  Their donations will help us raise funds to help transform women's lives and create opportunities for them to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through business and entrepreneurship.

Aesthetic Dental Studio of RI
Deb Aurelio, Scout & Cellar
Be Adorable
Beauport Hotel
Bellicchi"s Best
Blue Moonstone Creations
Boston Beer
Boston Bruins
Boston Crawling
Boston Harbor Now
Boston Red Sox
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bristol Clothing
Broken Arrow
Canyon Ranch
Cape Air
Captain's Daughters
Cheeky Monkey Home
Chico de Gallo
Citizens Bank
Clandestine Kitchen
CWE Board of Directors
CWE Event Planning Committee
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
Robin Dziuba
Effie's Homemade
Elite Island Resorts
Encore Boston Harbor
Everlasting Herb Farm
Fahari Records
Four Seasons Boston
Golden Dog Adventure Company
Hi Vue Maples
Ellen Hoffman
Hotel Commonwealth
Jasper Hill Farm
Jordan Litke and Erik Gauthier
Olivia Katz
King Arthur Flour
Pamela Lenehan
Lila's Suncatchers
Lioness Beauty
Local Goods Gathered
Barbara Lynch
Makes U Wanna
Mallory Portraits
Mango Fish, Inc.
Marcia Morris
Musings on the Vine
Narragansett Sailing
Nina McLemore
Nurture by Naps
Omni Parker House
Port City Pretzels
Queen Adeline
Raquel Goncalves Photography
Ashley Reichheld
RENU Naturals
Roger Ritt
Susan Rittscher
Share Family Dinner
Matt Steinkrauss
Spirit Airlines
Supporting Strategies
Syroyas Bakery
Tea Forté
The Candler Hotel Atlanta
The Gracious Gourmet
The Steamship Authority
Tiny Farmhouse by Amy McCoy
Toscano Boston
Total Wine & More
Trencher's Farmhouse
What A Wood Work
Whimsy Wreath Design Co.
Lisa Wood
Connie Wright
XV Beacon
You Name It
Jennifer Zavala
Zoar Outdoor