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The WEI is excited to launch our 3rd Cohort of The WEI Incubator—a think tank style program designed to create peer-to-peer mentoring, small business development, a community of entrepreneurial support, and in-the-classroom training with today’s diverse woman entrepreneur in mind. We’re committed to providing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) women entrepreneurs access to meaningful networks, business training/coaching, business plan design, marketing/branding, product development/placement, and financial planning.
The WEI Small Business Incubator is a six-month immersion program. We meet bi-weekly on Thursdays (2 times per month) for 6 months (12 meetings) (5:30pm-8:30pm), followed by 6 months of networking and programming. Participants must attend all classes and participate in networking and peer-to-peer learning to maximize your program experience.
To apply for membership in the Winter 2023 WEI Incubator you must be:
1. A woman owned company or a woman who owns more than 70% of the company;
2. A woman of color;
3. The founder, co-founder, owner or co-owner of your company;
4. A legally formed entity or desiring to form a legal entity (LLC, Corp, Enterprise, 501c3); and
5. Currently generating less than $250K annually in revenue
If you meet the above qualifications and would like to apply, click on the Find Out More Button and tell us about you and your company.
For application related questions call 315-551-2500 TODAY. Rolling admission available. Next incubator starts November 20, 2023.
The Women’s Economic Institute (The WEI) is located in the historic Lincoln Building in the Near Westside neighborhood of Syracuse, NY. Established in Phoenix, AZ in 2018, and launched in Central NY in 2021.
The WEI is committed to elevating the quality of life for all women and girls through policy, technical assistance, educational training, economic programs and healthy neighborhoods. We specialize in programs that build healthy communities, drive strong neighborhoods, and empower the best in women, girls, and their families. Irrespective of race, religion, color, creed or orientation we know that when women and girls have a fair shot, a healthy self-esteem, and an opportunity to thrive they become stronger women, better leaders, and more successful entrepreneurs. That's why we established the Young Women’s Mentoring Initiative and the BIPOC Women's Small Business Development Incubator. — We're committed to working with BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) women and girls from all walks of life to drive lifelong academic achievement and economic opportunity 365 days-a-year.
The Women's Economic Institute (The WEI) is an economic development organization focused on improving generational wealth, economic sustainability and income security outcomes for women entrepreneurs, girls, and communities of color through policy, technical assistance, academic/workforce readiness programming, small business growth, and affordable housing development.
We’re excited to be invited to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and the inaugural cohort of One Million Black Women, Black in Business. We said Yes!
Throughout the nation women of color earn between forty-three to sixty-seven cents for every dollar earned by their white, non-Hispanic, male counterparts. In addition to wage differentials and inequities, there's little to no access to mid-level management opportunities, lack of access to the C-Suite, and nominal capital for BIPOC women entrepreneurs and developers. There’s also a national demand for quality affordable housing and technology. The WEI is committed to changing the economic trajectory for communities of color one girl at a time. We welcome you to join us...
At the WEI we offer a young women's mentoring initiative, a small business incubator, a professional women's closet, and targeted technical support services designed to help women, girls, and entrepreneurs of color gain the necessary training, tools, and networking opportunities to close the wealth/gender/income gap. To learn more about our small business goals, the Entrepreneur's Roundtable, or the Young Women's Mentoring initiative click the link below.
Our work at The Women's Economic Institute is funded through the philanthropic generosity of our corporate partners. Partners who believe in the power of purpose and community. Partners who know that we're in this together. Thank you for investing in The WEI's mission and vision and helping us build economically sustainable communities where BIPOC women, girls, and entrepreneurs are positioned to thrive. To learn more about how your corporation can support our work, contact us at email@example.com or select "donate now" at the bottom of the page.
At The Women's Economic Institute (The WEI pronounced "the way") we've developed mentoring programs, a small business incubator, and targeted technical support services designed to help women professionals, BIPOC entrepreneurs, women returning to work, and at-risk young adults gain the necessary training, resources and networking to close the wealth and gender gap. To learn more about our economic development goals, the BIPOC Women's Incubator, the Entrepreneur's Roundtable, or the Young Women's Mentoring Initiative (YWMI) click the links below or for CNY and Phx specific programs click the tabs at the top of the page. And while you're here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Donate Now or Contact Us to learn how you can support our work.
The WEI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) established in 2017 to provide professional resources, training, and access to capital for women professionals and entrepreneurs of color.
We are an economic and community based org focused on making the world a more inclusive environment for all women and girls, through policy, advocacy, technical assistance, and strategic programming.
With the help of our friends, community partners, and allies we provide in-depth training for youth, mentoring for young professional women, and technical assistance and support for women entrepreneurs.
Its been proven that mentoring, self-development programs, and sound policy help advance the career trajectory and income potential for working women and families. That's doubly true for women of color.
Mentoring and quality programming also helps put girls on a solid track for success
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The CAREs ACT provides resources to families and small businesses impacted by COVID-19. If you or someone you know needs help with food, housing, filing unemployment or small business assistance please contact www.arizonatogether.org or The WEI at
(315) 551-2500 (CNY) | (480) 406-8324 (AZ).
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The WEI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) formed in 2017 in response to the under-representation, unemployment, pay inequity, and dirth of capital and professional resources accessible to women professionals and women entrepreneurs of color.
The WEI is an economic and community based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place for women and girls of color through advocacy and strategic programming. With the help of our friends and community partners we provide in-depth training for youth, mentoring for young professional women, and technical assistance and support for women entrepreneurs.
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