Our Programs

Our Programs

AWE offers a number of initiatives, events and resources for women scaling their businesses, as well as for the entrepreneurial community that supports them. Many of our programs are for members only, but some are open to the larger community. Learn more about each offering below.

Founders’ Roundtable
The Founders’ Roundtable is an invigorating peer exchange of experience and insight into founding, building and operating high-growth businesses. This is an exclusive, invitation-only opportunity to sit down in a casual environment with like-minded and like-motivated women.

Leverage the GazelleWire to stay in contact with your fellow founders, extending the Roundtables into virtual, real time space. Are you looking for advice on a challenge you’re facing, or recommendations on good service providers? Just ask!

The Pitch
AWE’s Emerging Entrepreneur Pitch Program is distinct from other accelerator and incubator programs namely because of its concentrated focus on preparing women founders to give an excellent pitch.

AWE Ventures
AWE Ventures — Powered by Ben Franklin matches the insight and strength of AWE’s committed and strong network supporting women in entrepreneurship with the investment leadership of Ben Franklin to expand the potential of women in the entrepreneurial and investing communities.

Iris Newman Award
AWE established this award in honor of Iris Newman, a founder of AWE, and entrepreneur, and a lifelong leader who made incredible impact for women entrepreneurs in the greater Philadelphia region. We present this award every year to a woman business leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing women, women’s entrepreneurship and especially women’s high-growth entrepreneurship.

Signature Events
AWE offers a range of events every year, including our M3-Members Members, our Intentional Networking Event each summer, and the Gala celebration, for the entire ecosystem.

M3:  Members Mentoring Members
M3, or Members Mentoring Members, is an annual program that taps into the core strength of AWE – the collective experience and knowledge of our members who are eager to share practical and inspiring advice – so that we can support our entrepreneurial members and help them succeed.