Introducing AWE Ventures

AWE and Ben Franklin have joined forces to shape the culture of investing and entrepreneurship for women-led high growth technology enterprises in the Greater Philadelphia areaJoin the community today by donating to the fund. By using an innovative model that draws on crowdfunding and donations, everyone can be involved in supporting women-led ventures.  More

Donna DeCarolis Receives 14th Annual Iris Newman Award

AWE is pleased to announce Donna DeCarolis, Professor and Founding Dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University, will receive the prestigious Iris Newman Award at AWE’s annual gala on Monday, November 16th at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.  Since 2002, AWE has presented the Iris Newman Award annually to a woman who exhibits a trailblazing spirit, inspiring leadership and stalwart support for women in the entrepreneurial community.  More

The Benefits of Membership

Our membership is diverse, making AWE an ideal place to combine knowledge, skill, and experience to support our community of women entrepreneurs and business leaders.

By joining AWE, you'll become part of a supportive community that focuses on education, networking, and mentoring. It's the greater-Philadelphia region's unique organization specifically for women who are leaders of and investors in growing businesses.

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Our Mission

Founded in 1996, the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is the Mid-Atlantic region's largest organization dedicated to fostering high-growth businesses founded or led by women.  Through its educational and networking events, AWE fosters relationships within the entrepreneurial community to identify, cultivate, and inspire women entrepreneurs.  We are proud of our members, many of whom have founded and led innovative ventures that have resulted in significant return on capital for investors.

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