Our Story

In 2009, Alice Williams led the initiative to form the organization Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence (WEEE) with a small community of women business owners. Since the beginning, WEEE programming has been designed using evidence-based strategies and best practices in entrepreneurship training and development. 

Under Alice’s leadership in her role as Executive Director, in 2013 WEEE became a member of the International Business Innovation Association and the only gender specific mixed-use business incubator in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization has partnered with Operation JumpStart, an award-winning microenterprise development program and WEEE is the only certified agency to deliver this curriculum within a 50-mile radius of Pittsburgh. 

Most recently, Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence gained international certification with Growth Wheel, a global organization providing business coaching tools designed for all businesses – in all industries and life stages. WEEE has been positioned to meet the challenges to deliver the outcomes necessary to be the leader in assisting entrepreneurs, specifically women in launching and sustaining businesses in this region.