Women, on the daily, spend more time than men making economic decisions for their families — from consumer goods to services. Women hold crucial purchasing power. In fact, Women drive 70-80 percent of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence.
Why then, if women regularly make the bulk of purchasing decisions for their families and control such an enormous portion of the wealth in America, do at most 4 percent of venture capital dollars go toward women-founded businesses? Why, again, is the average loan for women-owned businesses 31 percent less than for male-owned businesses? Why only 2% of women owned businesses ever cracked the $700 revenue mark?
Join CWE and its staff to learn how we can help to empower female entrepreneurs or aspiring ones to maximize their potential!
The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit economic empowerment organization whose mission is to strengthen communities and the economy by supporting women to launch and successfully sustain businesses. Opened in 2002, the Rhode Island Women’s Business Center operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. We offer consultations, workshops and networking opportunities to help you reach your entrepreneurial goals.