Signature Programs

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, considering joining the SPARK business accelerator. SPARK provides women of diverse economic backgrounds with a roadmap for starting their own business.  Participants receive both entrepreneurship training and post class support from key advisors and mentors. 

The Women's Entrepreneurship Iniative is proud to host North Central Indiana's preeminent conference for women. The THRIVE Engaging Women conference attracts top keynote speakers and facilitators in the fields of entrepreneurship, professional development, financial success, and health/well-being. Each spring hundreds of women from around the region convene at Saint Mary's College to learn, connect, and develop skills and knowledge to make their businesses and careers thrive.