Young women will be selected from each city where we are hosting mentorship events to receive scholarships to attend the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference

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Press Releases: Enterprising Women Joins STEM Mentoring Initiative

The Enterprising Women Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization and sister organization of Enterprising Women magazine, is hosting a series of mentoring events around the U.S. to connect outstanding high school girls with an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with outstanding women entrepreneurs in their local community.

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Help us reach our goal to send young women to the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference to attend workshops, participate in leadership training, and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by some of the finest women entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the globe


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Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Initiative

Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Initiative Celebrating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Enterprising Women

The Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Program provides high school girls with an opportunity to meet and connect with outstanding women entrepreneurs in their community at a local event—a breakfast, lunch or afternoon forum—designed to recognize their leadership potential, inspire them to dream big, and focus on the next steps to realize their potential as entrepreneurs or leaders in STEM-based fields and other industries.

Enterprising Women is a partner in the Million Women Mentors Project and has committed to bringing a focus on opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to high school girls who may not have role models or mentors. Over the next 20 years, STEM-based industries will lead the way and participation among girls is still lagging in technology, engineering, and related fields. With its strong network of successful women entrepreneurs, Enterprising Women is uniquely positioned to connect outstanding women entrepreneurial leaders with high school girls, many of whom will be the first generation in their families to attend college or may be from at-risk communities where mentoring options are limited or not available.

In communities where mentorship programs do exist, the Enterprising Women Foundation Program will provide existing mentoring programs for high school young women with a unique resource to enhance their programming. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from highly successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders from a wide range of industries—many from STEM-based fields.

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Brittany Edmondson, B.A., M.P.A., M.Ed., J.D.
December 7, 2018
I do not have the words to describe the enthusiasm from the young women after participating in the Mentor Forum. I hope to build on the momentum and interests of our young women in the STEM/STEAM career fields. The doors are always open to you at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet or any place that … read more
Sam Tennant
April 13, 2017
Dear Ms. Smiley;

Hello! I wanted to sincerely thank you for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime last week in Fort Lauderdale. I can't tell you enough how inspired and optimstic I was after listening to all those amazing women speak, and how valuable my one-on-one mentoring sessions were. My … read more
Maureen O'Connor
March 14, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed the EW event last week and was honored to be among an inspiring group of women. I admit to hesitating attending this event as there is so much going on in business and life – I am very happy that my decision was to attend.

The break out sessions were excellent and … read more
Emily Chen
March 14, 2016
This is Emily Chen, and I was given the amazing opportunity to hear your story and advice Sunday, February 28th, 2016 and well as on Monday, February 29th, 2016. Finding a niche and focusing on a growing sector is really an interesting concept that was completely new to me and one that I will now … read more
Emily Chen
March 14, 2016
This is Emily Chen, and I really wanted to express my gratitude and say thank you for creating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to network and learn from so many influential Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders. I took from the workshops so many pieces of advice that I have already implemented … read more
Makéla Hughes
March 14, 2016
I cannot thank you enough for the amazing opportunity to attend the conference last week in Miami. While I certainly had high expectations, I didn't dream of hearing from and personally talking with so many successful women who are so dedicated to making a difference for other women. They inspired … read more
Courtney O'Beirne
March 14, 2016
Thank you so much for allowing me to participate in the Young Enterprising Women Mentorship Forum. I found it so empowering to meet and interact with the powerful women attending the conference. In particular, I enjoyed the 20 minute mentoring sessions. I found these personally helpful, and the … read more
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Be A Mentor

Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.

The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

Read the full news release.

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