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Women Entrepreneurship Week

Save the date! Women Entrepreneurship Week 2018 is set for the week of October 13 – 20, 2018!

Join the Movement!  Have your institution or university host an event during the official Women Entrepreneurship Week dates, and you can join the global movement.

If you have questions about the 2018 Women Entrepreneurship Week or would like to join the movement, contact Sharon Waters at sharon.waters@montclair.edu.

Recap of WEW events at Montclair State

Nearly 450 people came to our daylong conference on Oct. 18 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, 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.

WEW happening around the world

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2017 is a global movement.  This video shows some of the participants located all around the world!

Montclair State to celebrate WEW Oct. 18 and 19

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2017 will be celebrated in more than a dozen countries, and in several states in the U.S., and all over New Jersey. At Montclair State University, two events will be held that are free and open to the public. Learn more about WEW events at Montclair State.

Want to be part of 2018 Women Entrepreneurship Week?

Any college/university or nonprofit is welcome to participate in Women Entrepreneurship Week. All you have to do is hold an event related to women during the designated week, Oct. 13-20, 2018. 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 the designated week. If your university or nonprofit would like more information, please contact sharon.waters@montclair.edu.

WEW 2016 a success at Montclair State, around the world

Universities and nonprofits on every continent except Antarctica held Women Entrepreneurship Week events during the third week of October 2016, making the third annual WEW celebration an international movement. Entities in 12 foreign countries organized a WEW event: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Greece, India, Nigeria, Rwanda, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam. WEW events are also being held in several states (New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida) as well as at 20 New Jersey universities and nonprofits. See the full list. Montclair State celebrated Women Entrepreneurship Week with an evening event and a daylong conference; both events were free and open to the public. The evening event featured an all-star panel of women discussing power and leadership at “Power Play: What Makes Women Great Leaders.” During the day, our WEW Conference was packed with content for women entrepreneurs and corporate execs, and the keynote speaker, Jen Slaw, juggled while explaining why women are master jugglers in their professional and personal lives. Video recap of our WEW Conference.

2017 Sponsors

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

Diamond Sponsors

Wells Fargo

Platinum Sponsors

Horizon 85th Anniversary logo
Investors Bank
Logo for PSE&G
TD Bank

Gold Sponsors

American Health System
Lightbridge Academy logo
RWJ Barnabas Health

Silver Sponsors

Brach Eichler LLC logo
Connell Foley logo
Eisneramper logo
Gearhart Law
Genova Burns - Attorneys-at-law
Gibbons logo
Hudson Integrated Web Agency logo
M&T Bank logo
NJM Insurance Group logo
Provident Bank
Riker Danzig logo
Sobel & Co. LLC logo
Withum logo

Media 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.

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