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Every time I go, I make a valuable connection. Close to 10% percent of my college essay business comes directly from AWE.

~ Amy White › Expert Essay Coaching • Writing

Awesome Women Entrepreneurs is open to women operating a business, either full or part time. This organization is for women entrepreneurs to network, collaborate and support one another through small group gatherings in members' homes or local businesses.

We create an intimate, social setting where busy women business owners can share their stories, have some laughs and inspire one another. No soliciting, but sharing of programs, ideas and opportunities welcome. Connect, inspire, laugh and grow with AWE!

AWE has grown tremendously since its founding in 2014 and is now expanding to chapters throughout the U.S. If you'd like to start a chapter in your community, we'd love to help! Click here for more information.

To ensure superior networking and collaborative opportunities, we limit membership to five women in each profession.

AWE does not include multi-level marketing businesses in its membership as we focus on supporting local founders and owners of locally run businesses.

AWE includes members from a wide variety of businesses, including:

  • Accounting/Back Office Support
  • Art & Design
  • Attorneys & Mediators
  • Bloggers
  • Counselors & Therapists
  • Development Consulting
  • Event Planning
  • Fitness/Health/Wellness Coaching
  • Gift Shop/Boutique
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing/PR
  • Professional/Leadership Coaching
  • Real Estate
  • Veterinary Care

Membership Benefits

AWE provides a different kind of networking for women entrepreneurs. These are just some of the benefits of our small group events and resources:

  • Peer to peer networking for brainstorming, mentoring and collaboration: Membership limited to five women per industry
  • Excellent speakers at each meeting addressing a variety of topics of special interest to business owners. Speakers have included Tara Palacios, Director of BizLaunch for Arlington Economic Development; Liz Nohra of Leadership Arlington; County Business Ombudsman Shannon Flanagan-Watson; employment & trademark attorney Rebecca Geller; investment advisor Scott Greenberg; branding and social media guru Jennifer Witter; banker Leigh Hurley; and Ted Bilich of Risk Alternatives.
  • Much-needed social time to share the unique challenges and joys we all experience as women business owners
  • A member-only list of all AWE members
  • Weekly interviews with women business owners on AWE Radio;
  • Accountability/Mastermind Groups: Small groups of five or six entrepreneurs and a facilitator set goals for growth and meet monthly for six month sessions
  • Opportunities for service: As a group, AWE supports several Arlington nonprofits and invites all members to get involved and give back
  • AWE’s website and private Facebook Group page: Excellent resources for sharing information about entrepreneurship in general and AWE businesses in particular, as well as upcoming events, good news and success stories