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Advancing Women in Entrepreneurship

In a world where only 17% of startups have at least one female founder and just last year, female founders received only 2.2 percent of total global venture capital funding, we believe we need to do better. AWE - Advancing Women in Entrepreneurship - is about building a legacy of affirming and equipping future female founders to succeed in entrepreneurial environments.

AWE offers innovative education and relevant experiences to engage our students at their point-of-interest and embed them in entrepreneurial networks around the country. Through AWE, students can take part in:

  • Our winter term program - Designing Your Life - which immerses them in diverse entrepreneurial environments through onsite visits to female founders in Cincinnati and San Francisco.
  • Our spring semester course - Women & Entrepreneurship - which tackles the internal and external barriers facing women in entrepreneurial environments and empowers and equips them with alternate techniques to turn challenges into opportunities.
  • Our student organization that runs innovative projects and campaigns to further AWE initiatives across Miami’s campus.
  • Summer internships with female founders and business leaders hosted in our key alumni networks around the Midwest.

To learn more, contact awe@miamioh.edu