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 2020 CWE Statistics & Impact Data Report (.pdf)

How we get our statistics.

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A History of Success

In 2020

  • 10,055
    Number of people who participated in CWE programs and events
  • 4,902
    Number of people CWE trained and counseled
  • 2,060
    Number of jobs CWE helped entrepreneurs create and/or nurture
  • $59 M
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate
  • 470
    Number of women-owned business CWE certified through the WBENC certification program


Since 1995


  • 60,600
    Number of people CWE has trained
  • 57,500
    Number of jobs CWE supported the creation of
  • $1.6 B
    Amount of wages CWE helped entrepreneurs generate

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Client Demographics

  • 90%
  • 64%
    Low to Moderate Income
  • 31%
    People of Color
  • 4%

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Impact on Participants

  • 47%
    Start a business (15% said plans to start put on hold due to COVID crisis)
  • 41%
    Increase the revenue of an existing business (38% attributed the lack of increase to the COVID crisis)
  • 47%
    Improved their financial situation (24% said their income decreased due to the COVID crisis)
  • 22%
    Added more employees to their company (16% plans to hire put on hold due to COVID crisis)
  • 16%
    Hired employees (6% put plans to hire on hold due to COVID crisis)
  • 82%
    Increase their understanding of business and entrepreneurship