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AWE logoAdvancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is action-oriented and provides a building block towards a more equitable world. Within our community, we see and support women collaborating with each other, creating friendships, sharing their stories and so much more!

 

AWE Story

Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs was founded by Rosanna Garcia, Ph.D. in 2015 through a grant from NC State Extension, Engagement and Economic Development seed funding program. Soon after, Kate Annett-Hitchcock, Ph.D. joined the team. The founding of AWE was based on a perceived need for supporting entrepreneurial women in business in the NC State community and beyond. AWE is a safe place to network, ask questions, share experiences and provide encouragement through our community.

We now actively participate with area business leaders, community businesses and academic resources to empower and engage with all stakeholders across NC State campus and our greater community as we build our network of women entrepreneurs.

AWE Mission

Our mission is to support and engage with women who wish to explore entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. We are here to create a community to help answer any and all entrepreneurship questions and provide extensive resources for women in business. To us, there’s nothing better than seeing women entrepreneurs thrive and support each other in the community. We want to support female entrepreneurs at every stage of the journey through mentorships, community engagement, social networking and strategic skill-building.  Ultimately, our goal is to empower women with the tools they will need to make a difference.


Featured Advancement of Women Entrpreneur AWE Woman To Follow Madeline Yun with RapidCat IncJoin us for upcoming events with Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs AWE at NC State University. Photo Copyright 2018 Roger WinsteadFind resources for female entrepeneurs on our Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs AWE website. Photo Copyright Pack Pix

Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Nominee – 2019 Chancellor’s Creating Community Award

AWE is action-oriented and provides a building block towards a more equitable world. Within our community, we see and support women collaborating with each other, creating friendships, sharing their stories and so much more!

AWE provides workshops, networking events, panel discussions, speaker events and field trips on a consistent basis for all interested participants during the school year.

View upcoming events on our calendar.

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019

NC State Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs joins more than 125 universities and colleges in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week from October 19-24. We were excited to join other leaders, and disruptors from Institutions on six continents!

LEARN MORE ABOUT AWE

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.

 

FUNDED BY

NC State Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

OUR PARTNERS

NC State Entrepreneurship     NC State Office of Technology, Commercialization and New Ventures    NC State Wilson College of Textiles