To stimulate and support sustainable economic growth and prosperity for a diverse population of women by providing micro-enterprise businesses with strategies, resources, and a trusted source for information and guidance.

The impact of economic development can only be achieved when there are small businesses and jobs in local communities with a structured and clear path for the support of strategic business success. According to the Small Business Administration, small companies:

  • Create 1.5 million U.S. jobs annually
  • Account for 64% of new jobs created in the United States
  • Generate the majority of jobs in the United States

The focus of Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence is supporting the acceleration of women entrepreneurs toward the growth and longevity of their business to free standing companies. The multiplier effect that happens when business revenues catalyze more jobs and workforce growth while supporting the financial stability of families, contribute meaningful impact to the economic stability of neighborhoods and communities.

WEEE has virtual business resource center located in Pittsburgh, PA to reinforce a collaborative business culture and develop entrepreneurial skills among women (and men too). The intention of the organization is to encourage the collective harnessing of entrepreneurial vigor and increase the possibilities of success of small businesses. We create environments of opportunity for peer support, shared learning experiences and business growth though workshops and small group cohorts. Our audience includes aspiring female and male entrepreneurs who are operating informal businesses and home based businesses. We specialize in coaching college educated entrepreneurs who may have been displaced from corporate America and have sound business concepts, innovations or may just need workforce development.

Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence is a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organization and holds IRS 501(c)(3) status. All donations to our organization are tax deductible. WEEE is a member of the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) and positioned to implement “best practices” in our business developmental processes. It is our stance that enhancing a community’s entrepreneurial climate requires collaborative arrangements that increase the chances of success of our emerging companies, as well as the success of our organization.

Thank You!
Our work is catalyzed by support from partners and funders, including:

Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence website. Over the past 10 years we have strived to remain committed to our mission as a trusted source for information and guidance for the smallest of small businesses – microenterprises. This is where the dreams of business ownership begin, and our goal is to stimulate the sustainable economic growth and prosperity of these businesses. Grounded in research and experience, we recognize that our existence is to fill a crucial gap for marginalized entrepreneurial women. These entrepreneurs represent measurable contributions to the family, community, and national economy.

However, we have all suffered from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic but with diligence we can overcome anything. The very word “pandemic” means “pertaining to all people” (pan-demos). But the economic earthquake unleashed by COVID-19 did not affect all people and businesses the same way because of access to resources. Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence has stayed the course over the past three years. We have pivoted our talents to address the needs of our community and small businesses. We are back with focused mentorship and guidance, and the sky is the limit.

Alice Williams, Executive Director