Running a business is hard but you don't have to do it alone.

Join Awesome Women Entrepreneurs!

We're a diverse group of talented, energetic and caring women who cheer each other on. Our mission is to inspire, connect and collaborate with women business owners in our local community — and have some laughs too!

Every month, AWE members enjoy intimate gatherings at members’ homes or local businesses that include social time as well as discussions with distinguished thought-leaders. This is NOT a mindless business card collection activity or stuffy networking event. These are real women entrepreneurs who want to help each other succeed. AWE provides meaningful opportunities for new friendships, referrals and partnerships. Everything we do is highly social, intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding — with a healthy dose of stress-relieving fun!

Whether you have an established business, are doing a side hustle or just starting out, we are better and stronger together. Join AWE, and let’s #beawesome together!

AWE's founders Karen Bate and Evelyn Powers and AWE member, Maritza Lizama were recently featured on WUSA9 TV’s Great Day Washington about AWE’s burgeoning growth!

AWE Features...

Peer to peer networking

Excellent speakers at each meeting

Membership only 5 women per industry

Much needed social time to share

A member-only list of all AWE members

Weekly interviews on AWE Radio

Accountability Groups

Opportunities for service

AWE's main and chapter sites

Private Facebook Group page

AWE members include women business owners and influencers between ages 30 and 65 in a wide variety of industries:

› Restaurant & Retail
› Medical & Veterinary
› Design & Tech
› Health & Wellness
› Marketing & PR

› Business Services & Coaching
› Arts & Entertainment
› Leadership & Entrepreneurship
› Photography & Crafts
› Legal & Mediation

 

"While I'm one of the older members of AWE, I don't feel a bit out of place. AWE members are all very welcoming, encouraging and helpful."

Patty Lundy, Writer, Arlington Chapter

AWE members include women business owners and influencers between ages 30 and 65 in a wide variety of industries:

› Restaurant & Retail
› Medical & Veterinary
› Design & Tech
› Health & Wellness
› Marketing & PR
› Business Services & Coaching
› Arts & Entertainment
› Leadership & Entrepreneurship
› Photography & Crafts
› Legal & Mediation

AWE LIVE RADIO SHOW & PODCAST

Share Your Story on Awesome Women Entrepreneurs Radio Show/Podcast

AWE's weekly interview show on WERA 96.7 FM reaches 700,000 listeners in Northern VA and Washington, D.C. A new companion podcast on Apple iTunes and Libsyn launched August 2017, vastly expanding our audience nationally.

If you are now—or know—an awesome woman entrepreneur that we should interview, contact us at info@awesomewomen.org to schedule an appearance. We are currently booking for 2018 and beyond.

Please help us rank higher on iTunes by subscribing to and rating the AWE Show here — thank you!

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News & Events

Wheels Up for the New Year

By Karen Bate | January 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Wheels Up for the New Year
Photo of all the women in the January meeting

AWE kicked off 2017 at the new Cycle Bar on Columbia Pike — big thanks to Manager Marina Alfaro-Ryan for hosting us! We heard from CPRO Executive Director Cecilia Cassidy about their plans and vision for the Pike in the next 10 years, and learned about the many women-owned businesses already there that we can support. And of course we reconnected, caught up and made plans of our own to work together and make 2017 the best yet for AWE members.

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