Connecting the Network

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. Join Us This Month

The Pitch

The AWE Pitch is distinct from other accelerator and incubator programs primarily because it uses the experience and knowledge of seasoned women entrepreneurs and targeted resources to help prepare women founders to give a winning pitch. Learn More

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. Learn More

Iris Newman Award

AWE established this award in honor of Iris Newman, a founder of AWE and a lifelong leader who made incredible impact for women entrepreneurs. We present this award every year to a leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing women, women’s entrepreneurship and especially women’s high-growth entrepreneurship. View the Full List of Awardees

​The Vertex Award

A vertex is the highest point – of a journey, of achievements and of stars. In a celestial sphere, the vertex is the point toward which the motion of a group of stars is directed. Each year, AWE presents the Vertex award to a woman founder who, having reached the summit, has changed the face and direction of women’s high-growth entrepreneurship.

Signature Events

AWE offers a range of events every year for the entire ecosystem, including our M3-Members Mentoring Members, our Intentional Networking Event each summer and The Intersection. See What’s Next