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, Renaissance Executive Forums for women, and 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. 

News & Events

Don't miss "Engaging Women 2017" featuring dynamic women leaders who will bring positive, inspiring, engaging, and unifying messages through their personal insights and experience. Topics will focus on career development, entrpreneurship...
SPARK PROGRAM CELEBRATES 5TH YEAR WITH 9TH GRADUATING CLASS December 12, 2016 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) at Saint Mary’s College is proud to celebrate 20 graduates of the ninth session of the SPARK...

WEI in Real Life

SPARK PROGRAM: September to December 2016 Have a great idea for a product or service, but don’t know where to start?...