Our Impact

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.

To view the full report: download the 2019 CWE Statistics & Impact Data Report (.pdf)

How we get our statistics.

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A History of Success

In 2019

  • 8,456
    Number of people who participated in CWE programs and events
  • 4,696
    Number of people CWE trained and counseled
  • 3,900
    Number of jobs CWE helped entrepreneurs create and/or nurture
  • $114 M
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate
  • 435
    Number of women-owned business CWE certified through the WBENC certification program


Since 1995


  • 55,700
    Number of people CWE has trained
  • 55,500
    Number of jobs CWE supported the creation of
  • $1.6 B
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate

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Client Demographics

  • 86%
  • 53%
    Low to Moderate Income
  • 34%
    People of Color
  • 16%
  • 4%

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Impact on Participants

  • 50%
    Start a business
  • 81%
    Increase the revenue of an existing business
  • 38%
    Improved their financial situation
  • 30%
    Added more employees to their company
  • 30%
    Hired employees
  • 86%
    Increase their understanding of business and entrepreneurship