AWE logoAdvancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE): As a resource for women in all stages of entrepreneurship, we provide a network of support through educational programming, social engagement activities, and professional development opportunities. We encourage women to Dream, Think, and Do.


AWE Mission

Our mission is to support and engage with NC State women who are interested in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking, while being inclusive of the greater community.

AWE Vision

Our vision is to empower women with the tools they will need to make the leap and fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions.


Don’t miss our latest “Women to Follow” post!

Every night after putting her two young daughters to bed, Irina Perdew, the CEO and President of Vetletics, spends the next few hours working on getting her product closer to market. Perdew, less than a month away from graduating with a Doctorate degree from NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, hasn’t given up on the dreams she envisioned in her childhood: veterinary school, motherhood, and entrepreneurship.


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Women To Follow

Get to know women who are impacting the world through entrepreneurship.

Meet our AWEbassadors with Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs AWE at NC State University. Photo Copyright NC State/Marc Hall

AWE COVID-19 Resources

This crisis has completely changed how we operate. Let’s start thinking about crisis management and how to be a proactive entrepreneur.

Join us for upcoming events with Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs AWE at NC State University. Photo Copyright 2018 Roger Winstead

Upcoming Events

Everyone interested in empowering women entrepreneurs is welcome.



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