Saint Mary’s helps women 
achieve financial success.

About Us

The Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) is a non-profit, community operated and funded initiative hosted at Saint Mary's College. WEI empowers women entrepreneurs and business women through personal and professional development, the SPARK program, THRIVE Engaging Women conference, workshops and seminars.


The Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative mission is to educate the heart and mind of women and to cultivate their entrepreneurial capacity with a combination of personal education, business training, and ongoing professional mentoring to enhance their quality of life. 


The vision of WEI is to: support women entrepreneurs and increase their opportunities for success; provide effective, real-world learning experiences and opportunities for small business/entrepreneurship to Saint Mary's College students; deliver a sustainable entrepreneurship education program for women that can also serve as a model for similar efforts in other communities. 

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Join us for the region's premier conference for women entrepreneurs and career professionals. Enjoy dynamic keynotes, breakout sessions, networking, and entertainment at this all day event on the campus of Saint Mary's College. Register now using the promo code "earlybird" and save $15!

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WEI in Real Life

Have a great idea for a product or service, but don’t know where to start? SPARK is a community based program...


Saint Mary’s hosts #RealBossLady Engaging Women Conference

Saint Mary's College will host the annual Engaging Women Conference on May 22. For a complete list of breakout sessions and descriptions, please click here.