Women's Entrepreneurship Week 2015

Want to be part of 2016 Women Entrepreneurship Week?

All you have to do is hold an event related to women entrepreneurs at your college/university or nonprofit during Oct. 17-22, 2016. There is no cost/fee to be involved. Each university or nonprofit has the flexibility to design its own event. A program can be a big public event or it can be a small gathering of students listening to a woman entrepreneur. The only requirements are that the event focus on women entrepreneurs, and be held sometime during Oct. 17-22, 2016. If your university or nonprofit schedules a WEW event, please contact sharon.waters@montclair.edu so your event can be added to this website.

2016 dates announced for third annual Women Entrepreneurship Week

Mark your calendar for Oct. 17-22, 2016, when the third annual Women Entrepreneurship Week will be held. The celebration's signature event, the WEW Conference, will be held at Montclair State on Wed. Oct. 19. We have already heard from universities and nonprofits outside New Jersey that want to hold an event, so we expect WEW to grow from a statewide ccelebration to a national, and even international, observance in 2016. Contact us for info about getting involved.

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2015 a hit with students, entrepreneurs, business leaders

The second annual WEW, celebrated with three events at Montclair State, was a success by many measures. The events included keynote speakers Bobbi Brown, founder and chief creative officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Sallie Krawcheck, former Wall Street executive and chair of Ellevate; Lt. Gov. Guadagno. and renowned futurist Edie Weiner, president and CEO of The Future Hunters. Panel and workshop topics ranged from "Is Power a Dirty Word?" to "Marketing 101 on a Shoestring Budget." All three events were free and open to the public. Read a recap of the events, with links to photos, student blog posts and media coverage.

Video recap of the 2015 Women Entrepreneurship Week conference

Video recap of the 2015 Bobbi Brown event

Other WEW 2015 events around N.J.:

The second annual Women Entrepreneurship Week was a statewide celebration. Besides the three events at Montclair State University, the following universities and nonprofit organziations organized an event during Women Entrepreneurship Week 2015 (click on each organization's name to visit their event page):

Berkeley College Rider University
B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow) Rising Tide Capital
Fairleigh Dickinson University Rowan University
Georgian Court University Rutgers - New Brunswick
Greater Newark Enterprise Corp. Rutgers - Newark
Impact Paterson Saint Peter's University
JuiceTank SBDC at Brookdale
Leading Women Entrepreneurs Seton Hall University
NJIT Stockton University
Princeton University WCEC (Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.)

2015 Keynote Speakers

2014 Recap

Our 2014 WEW celebration garnered high praise from attendees, generated substantial media coverage and received high visibility on social media. New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and dozens of women business leaders spoke at our Oct. 15, 2014 conference. See full coverage of the event, including links to photo galleries and media coverage.

Feliciano Center founder Mimi Feliciano and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on Oct. 15, 2014 (Shelley Kusnetz)

For three days in October 2014, Montclair State was the site for two evening events and a daylong conference of high-energy inspiration and practical tips for entrepreneurial people, including students. The audience included people looking to grow a business or start a new venture, plus executives who want to be more entrepreneurial in their companies. Speakers included: Mikki Taylor, Tracye McDaniel, Michelle Lee, Caren Franzini, Marjorie Perry, Sally Glick, Golden Seeds' Joan Zief, Catalyst's Ilene H. Lang, NASDAQ OMX's Ellyn McColgan, venture capitalist and former Time Inc. exec Fran Hauser, plus executives at companies ranging from startups to giants like Prudential and Horizon BCBSNJ. There were also related events held at NJIT, Saint Peter's University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. The annual Women Entrepreneurship Week is organized by the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University.

2015 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sharon Waters at sharon.waters@montclair.edu or 973-655-6803.

About the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship

Opened in 2013, the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship has a special mission to support and nurture women entrepreneurs. More than 50 percent of students in the Center’s courses have been women, and 80 percent of its advisory board members are women. To learn more about the Center and its programs, visit www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur.

Parking / Directions

The conference center is located on the 7th floor of University Hall on the Montclair State University campus. Public parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck for a small fee. Directions to campus. Map for the parking deck and conference center.