About the Women’s Entrepreneurial Council

The Women’s Entrepreneurial Council is a “super” organization created to align the many groups that support women entrepreneurs.

The WEC mission is to create a powerful, connected ecosystem for entrepreneurial women. By facilitating communication, coordination and collaboration among the many groups and academic institutions that support women as entrepreneurs in New England, WEC’s goal is to ensure that women entrepreneurs have the resources and support that they need to create, launch and build their businesses, regardless of scale.

WEC was founded by Anita Brearton and Sheryl Schultz, the Boston forum leaders of Golden Seeds, and Susan Keller, who leads the Women’s Business Collaborative for Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP.

Membership in WEC is open to the leadership teams of any organization that has a specific focus on supporting women entrepreneurs.

Current members include: Astia, The Boston Club, The Center for Women’s Leadership, Commonwealth Institute, CWE, Girls in Tech, Golden Seeds, Harvard Business School, Merrimack Valley Venture Forum Women’s Collaborative, NEWIEE, the SHEO group, Simmons College Entrepreneurship Program, Springboard Enterprises, SWEP, WAVE, WEST and the Women’s Business Collaborative.

Designed to be an informal coalition, the group meets each quarter in Boston to network and exchange ideas. For more information or to join the WEC please contact Anita Brearton.