Learn why AWE is like no other professional women's network.

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Finally, a women's group that isn’t work...

Awesome Women Entrepreneurs isn’t just another networking group, we’re a social group first where all our members are professional women business owners. Referrals aren’t mandatory but they happen organically and often. No matter where you are in your business development, joining AWE will expand your network of qualified women business owners who share ideas, events and opportunities and who understand the challenges of running a business. Members are in design, health, tech, legal, marketing, real estate, finance and many more professions!

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    Benefit from:

  • Women Only Networking

  • Online Member Directory

  • Excellent Speakers

  • Relaxed Social Time

  • Mastermind Program

  • High Level Referrals

  • Female Founders Only

  • Podcast Appearance

  • Fun Raffle Prizes!

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Pink dots = existing chapters.  Blue dots = coming soon! 

Join an AWE Chapter

AWE is open to women operating a business, either full or part time. Apply to join our local community of female founders who are committed to helping each other succeed. The membership fee is only $155 a year! Now that's TOTALLY AWESOME!

 

To apply for membership, please select your AWE Chapter on the tabs below.

Don't see an AWE chapter near you? Be a leader and start one in your community! Learn more here. 

    Arlington

    Leader Karen Bate & Evelyn Powers

    Arlington, VA is the original chapter of AWE. More than 175 women entrepreneurs connect, collaborate and support one another through our monthly meetings, Mastermind Program, private Facebook page, radio show and podcast, and throughout this vibrant urban county across the Potomac River from our nation’s capital.

    Members include doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, fitness and wellness professionals, financial experts, bloggers and social media influencers, app developers, artists, designers and writers, marketing and website pros, boutique and restaurant owners, and so many more. The variety of women-owned businesses is truly inspiring!

    AWE welcomes female founders at all stages of entrepreneurship, from a side hustle to seasoned leaders. We offer welcoming, supportive, fun and stress-free opportunities to find your tribe. Join us and let’s #beawesome together!

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    Kingstowne - Fairfax Station

    Leader Ashley Bernardi & Anna Davalos

    Kingstowne-Fairfax Station covers the eastern part of Fairfax County, and is home to a wide array of fabulous women entrepreneurs. Members include video producers, publicists, retail owners, life coaches, PR specialists and many more! We're friends, we're moms, we're single, we're married. We travel, we network, we build, we create. But most of all we support, teach and help one another.

    Stronger together, women business owners can have a huge impact on each other and the business world.

    AWE welcomes female founders at all stages of entrepreneurship, from side hustle to seasoned leaders. We offer welcoming, supportive, fun and stress-free opportunities to find your community. Join us and let’s #beawesome together!

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    Vienna - Tysons

    Leader Sarah Bagley & Rachel Abbett

    This chapter hosts meetings throughout the larger Vienna-Tysons area and welcomes new members from every industry. At each monthly meeting women entrepreneurs connect, collaborate and support one another and hear from fascinating local speakers. This group often gathers at local businesses and retail shops, where members enjoy special discounts and opportunities to support local good causes.

    Members include CPAs, social media specialists, mortgage brokers, fitness and wellness professionals, hair and makeup stylists, writers, and so many more. The variety of women-owned businesses is truly inspiring!

    AWE welcomes female founders at all stages of entrepreneurship, from side hustle to seasoned leaders. We offer welcoming, supportive, fun and stress-free opportunities to find your tribe. Join us and let’s #beawesome together!

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    Washington DC

    Leader Tee Wright

    AWE DC began in October 2017 led by the awesome Tee Wright. Members include bloggers, photographers, realtors, public speakers, business operations experts, consultants and more.

    We are a sisterhood. Our mission is to build meaningful relationships while helping each other grow our business and brands — with a healthy dose of fun!

    AWE welcomes female founders at all stages of entrepreneurship, from side hustle to seasoned entrepreneur. We offer welcoming, supportive, fun and stress-free opportunities to find your community. Come join our tribe and #beawesome!

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    Central Prince Georges

    Leader Pamela Vines

    The Central Prince George’s Chapter of AWE is an exciting place to network and thrive in business. Our chapter is located within the second largest county in Maryland. Our growing membership spans all types of industries among the county’s new commerce and development projects.
    We’re an authentic group of women entrepreneurs, representing business ownership in all stages of growth. We meet monthly for social gatherings with a purpose: to refer each other, hire each other, and support each other.
    AWE welcomes female founders at all stages of entrepreneurship, from side hustle to seasoned leaders. We offer welcoming, supportive, fun and stress-free opportunities to find your community. Join us and let’s #beawesome together!

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    Bethesda - Chevy Chase

    Leader Stacy Shapiro

    The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter of AWE welcomes women business owners throughout Montgomery County, MD, just over the line from Washington, DC.

    BCC AWE resumes meeting monthly in November to connect, collaborate and support one another via warm, welcoming social gatherings at local businesses and members’ homes.

    AWE welcomes female founders at all stages of entrepreneurship, from side hustle to seasoned leaders.
    Join us and let’s #beawesome together!

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    North Los Angeles

    Leader Jennifer Buzza and Liz Zamudio

    The North Los Angeles Chapter of AWE is welcoming new members from all industries!

    NLA AWE meets monthly for social gatherings with a clear purpose: to connect, innovate and support one another.
    We offer a stress-free, open and fun place to share our career passions. The days of boring business card trading events are over!

    AWE welcomes female founders at all stages of entrepreneurship, from side hustle to seasoned leaders.
    Join us and let’s #beawesome together!

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Why AWE is women-only...

AWE is women-only to make it easier for women to show up authentically; with others genuinely cheering you on, women report experiencing a real boost of confidence and receive a higher level of quality referrals than coed networking environments.

Being a female entrepreneur can be lonely but for many women, the term networking evokes a superficial, soulless exchange of cards that rarely leads to genuine new connections — or business.

AWE’s meeting format fosters an intimate environment where busy women business owners share the juggle and the struggle of running a business. Relax, “let your hair down,” and say what you want unfiltered while sharing some laughs with fellow entrepreneurs.

Female-only networking leads to new friendships, collaborations, professional knowledge, client acquisition and sales.

Why AWE is for female founders and business owners...

AWE does not include multi-level marketing in its membership as we focus on supporting local female founders and owners of locally run businesses. This means the business owner sells her own products or services, sets her own rates or prices and creates her own brand, content and marketing.

We do allow businesses that leverage resources from a larger corporate entity but the business owner must hold a license to practice (ie: a real estate agent) or own a franchise. You must be a member of AWE to access our member directory, and we do not allow soliciting or recruiting of any kind to our membership.

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