SPARK/Renaissance Executive Forums

Becoming a financially independent and secure woman can take many forms. One option is to start your own business. Or maybe you have other financial and life goals you want to reach. Saint Mary's College cares about women like you and we want you to think of us as "an evolutionary resource for forward thinking women in business". We will support you to make your dream a reality. Saint Mary's College's "Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI)" is designed to promote women's entrepreneurship.   

If you are a woman in the community interested in starting or growing your own business, WEI has two programs that could help you! The first is a program called SPARK. SPARK provides women below certain income levels with a roadmap for starting her own business.  You will receive both entrepreneurship training and post class support from key advisors and mentors. The second initiative involves a partnership with Renaissance Executive Forums to offer a peer advisory program for executive women whose businesses generate at least $500,000 in revenue a year.

To learn more about SPARK, Renaissance Executive Forum for Women at Saint Mary's College, and events and training sessions, click on the menu item to the left or contact Martha Smith ( or Joan McClendon (