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Women entrepreneurs will thrive from their engagement with WISE Women’s business Center and be valued,
individually and collectively, as powerful economic forces in the Central New York community.

WISE Women’s Business Center empowers women entrepreneurs by providing access to financial,
human, social and intellectual capital essential for achieving economic success.

WISE Women’s Business Center believes in the economic power of women; in the capacity of women to achieve success; in the entrepreneurial spirit; in providing customized, client-centric services; in the power of collaboration; in empowering, energizing and motivating WISE WBC participants.


WISE Women’s Business Center in Syracuse, NY

More women than ever are trying out the idea of self-employment. Collectively, women-owned businesses are changing the landscape of the business world – for the better! As of 2016, it is estimated that there are more than 11.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating nearly $1.6 trillion in revenues and employing nearly 9 million people according to the second annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN.

In 2003, the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship—a program of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University—launched an exciting entrepreneurial venture called WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. WISE is an initiative to train and inspire women interested in launching or growing a business venture. The objectives of all training and events are to provide information, resources, and support for women entrepreneurs, enabling each to successfully advance their businesses to the next stage of profitability and success. Our goal is to create a thriving community of women entrepreneurs through the services available at WISE Women’s Business Center.

Women changing the world, one venture at a time.


So you have an idea… Now what? Take the next steps to make your ideas into a reality!


Ready to take your business to the next level? Mentors, classes and networking are an integral part of this phase.


Thinking about kicking your business into high gear? Accelerate your venture today!


Make connections and meet new people! Our 1,000-person event has just what you need to build your contacts… all in one place!

If you have an idea or existing business and would like to learn more about WISE, we want to meet you!

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