Women in Entrepreneurship
Center of Practice
Center of Practice
Powered by NACCE's Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Council
Thank you, Leading Ladies!
NACCE recently hosted our first Leading Ladies call, a networking hour designed to bring some light, levity and community to our entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders. We were thrilled to be joined by a senior capstone class from new member Bennett College (NC), and to spend some time with both new and familiar NACCE champions. Look for more information about upcoming Leading Ladies events in eNews, and save the date for our first round of Wonder Women Meetups coming this summer!
The Women in Entrepreneurship Center of Practice, established by the NACCE Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Council, is designed to promote the education of and provide support for entrepreneurial women in communities and colleges across the nation.
Interested in getting involved? Fill out the form linked below, and connect with our Women in Entrepreneurship Center of Practice. Questions? Email NACCE Vice President Anne Strickland.
We encourage you to share your best practices and concerns so that we can continue to support one another!
At NACCE's 2020 Leadership Summit, several leaders from within the NACCE Network joined together to share their stories. We collected some words of wisdom and encouragement, and hope you are as inspired as we are by our members and the work they are doing.
The Women in Entrepreneurship Center of Practice seeks to accomplish the following:
Develop resources designed to promote the education of and support for entrepreneurial women in communities and colleges across the nation.
Explore and work to mitigate entrepreneurial gaps that women of walks of life are faced with.
Identify and share or develop through partnership with like-minded organizations unique training and development opportunities designed to advance both women entrepreneurs and women who teach or support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Council has developed this NACCE Center of Practice to advance the work of the council and raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by women in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our goals for 2020 and beyond are to:
- Define opportunities to advance the leadership of women in higher education and related organizations.
- Explore the creation of new NACCE resources to support the advancement of women in various roles throughout community colleges and in communities.
- Share stories nationally of diverse women in leadership roles that inspire mentorship and opportunities for young women.
Resources for Entrepreneurs
Chambers of Commerce Directory
Community College Network Directory
Diana International Research Institute (DIRI)
SCORE Women Business Leaders Resource Center
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Directory
United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
US SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership
Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project
The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Venture Accelerator
Associations for Entrepreneurs
Industry-Specific Associations/Support Groups
National Association for Women Business Owners
Connections to Funding for Entrepreneurs
NACCE’s Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund
Practical Tools for Entrepreneurs
Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Design and More
Online Resources for Community College Leadership
Supportedly | StartUp Catawba
Associations/Resources for Community College Leadership
Co-authored by Dr. Candida Brush and Dr. Patti Greene, this report advocates for change in equity investing and summarizes new models for financing women entrepreneurs. This report was developed from the interactions at Diana International Impact Day held a Babson in June 2019.
K-64 Learning: Education. Business. Government. Together.
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