Who We Are
Embark Women is about making an impact in the lives of women and our communities. Our mission is to create growth opportunities and build community among professional and entrepreneurial women.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women-led ventures. We believe in breaking down barriers for female entrepreneurs and professionals, so that women have access to the opportunities, experiences and support they need to achieve their professional aspirations, regardless of economical and geographical constraints
Together, we go farther and faster.
Statistics that matter.
Here are some national statistics that show the importance of growing women in business.
Million women-owned businesses
As of January 2017, there are an estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States that employ nearly 9 million people and generate more than $1.7 trillion in revenues.
Source: American Express
women-owned business growth
For the last 20 years, women of color have turned to entrepreneurship at an extraordinary rate. While the number of women-owned businesses grew 114% from 1997 to 2017, firms owned by women of color grew at more than four times that rate (467%).
Source: American Express
Entrepreneurs with a Mentor Were Still in Business After a Year
It seems that mentorship can actually help businesses stay afloat for longer, since of those who did not have a mentor, just 80% were still in business after a year.
Source: Small Biz Trends
Women who are established in their careers are able to share their expertise and knowledge, while continuously being sharpened and challenged by other women in the community. Women with less professional experience will find an incredibly supportive environment where they can learn and ask questions. All members will benefit from our thought-provoking, relevant discussion topics and interactive gatherings.
BUSINESS ACCELERATOR WORKSHOPS
Our workshops are interesting and interactive, designed to give you immediate, actionable steps you can use to grow your business. Workshops are held the 4th Wednesday of each month.
SOCIAL GATHERINGS & MEETUPS
Our social gatherings give you time to mingle with other women in business and hear from guest speakers. Our socials are designed to inspire you and help you connect with other women on a deeper level. Socials are held the first Tuesday of each month.
EMBARK WOMEN MEMBERSHIP
Become an Embark Women Member and receive discounts to events and workshops, plus gain access to exclusive content reserved for our members. Information on memberships will be available by the end of September 2018.
Our annual conference celebrate the success and expertise of women in our local communities. Details on our 2019 conference will be announced soon.