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Since launching in 2018, the WEI’s
Business Accelerator Programs have been providing a vital service to help women business founders scale their businesses. Learn about our impact on women entrepreneurs below.
100% remained open through the pandemic.
69% increased revenues during the pandemic.
40% accessed PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans.
11% reached a $1 million revenue mark.
76% businesses have employees.
75% remained open through the pandemic.
8.1% increased revenues during the pandemic.
16.4% accessed PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans.
1.6% reached a $1 million revenue mark.
10% businesses have employees
program completion rate.
businesses led by women of color
WEI businesses retained all employees through the COVID-19 pandemic.
increase in employment across cohort companies after completing WEI's Business Accelerator Program.
WEI businesses experienced revenue growth following our Business Accelerator Programs.