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Women Entrepreneurship Week

WEW 2019 will be held Oct. 19-26, 2019

It is easy to join the WEW global movement, and have your university or college host an event during the official Women Entrepreneurship Week dates. In 2019, the sixth annual Women Entrepreneurship Week will be held Oct. 19-26, 2019. Any college or university is welcome to participate in WEW. All you have to do is hold an event related to women during the designated week, Oct. 19-26, 2019. There is no cost/fee to be involved. Each university or college 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 the designated week. If your university or college would like to participate in WEW 2019 or needs more information, please contact sharon.waters@montclair.edu.

Be inspired and hear practical advice as female founders take the stage to share how they did it while launching a startup.

Montclair State’s sixth annual WEW will include two inspiring events:

Oct. 21, 6-8:30 p.m.
“Finding Success as Food Entrepreneurs”
University Hall Conference Center, 7th floor

Oct. 23, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Women Entrepreneurship Week Conference”
University Hall Conference Center, 7th floor

Learn more about WEW.

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WEW 2018 celebrated in 32 countries, 46 states

More than 160 universities and colleges held a Women Entrepreneurship Week event on their respective campuses during the designated week, October 13 – 20, 2018, for the fifth annual Women Entrepreneurship Week. Institutions in 32 countries on six continents have joined the WEW movement. See the list of institutions that participated in 2018. Read about WEW in BizEd magazine.

WEW at Montclair State featured 20 speakers

WEW events at Montclair State included a fashion entrepreneurs event Mon. Oct. 15 and our fifth annual WEW Conference on Wed. Oct. 17. Both events were free and open to the public, and offered inspiration, advice and first-rate networking. Learn more about the 2018 events at Montclair State.

WEW happening around the world

Women Entrepreneurship Week is a global movement. This video shows some of the 2018 participants, located all around the world!

Recap of 2017 WEW events at Montclair State

Nearly 450 people came to our daylong conference on Oct. 18, 2017 to hear from top women leaders in New Jersey in panel discussions and fireside chats. Read a recap of the conference, with photo gallery. On Oct. 19, 2017 a panel of four women told how and why they became social entrepreneurs. Read a recap of the event, with photo gallery. If you missed these events, check out video recaps for the WEW conference or the social entrepreneurs event. Universities and nonprofits all over the world explain why they wanted to participate in WEW in this story.

2019 Sponsors

Women Entrepreneurship Week would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors.

Diamond Sponsors

Lightbridge Academy logo
Wells Fargo Logo

Platinum Sponsors

Horizon Logo

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Brach Eichler LLC logo
NJM Insurance Group logo

Riker Danzig logo
Withum logo

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

About us

Women Entrepreneurship Week was created in 2014 by the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University in New Jersey. The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship has a special mission to support and nurture women entrepreneurs. The Center is supported by, and located in, the Feliciano School of Business. To learn more about the Feliciano Center and its programs, visit montclair.edu/entrepreneur.


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