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Last modified: March 11, 2010, 5:04 PM
Young women social entrepreneurs have vision and ambition, but are challenged by lack of support from mentors and peers, lack of access to resources, and lack of training in the skills necessary to manage high impact projects and organizations. YWSE provides an environment in which young women social entrepreneurs' visions and goals are affirmed, supported, promoted, and propelled.
YWSE is a national organization with chapters in San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, and New York City. YWSE was created and is administered by the women it serves.
YWSE serves women with a socially conscious agenda who are founders and leaders within businesses, non-profits, and government organizations. We use 'young' to describe our target audience of women who are 'young' in their ventures – professionals in development stages of any aspect of their entrepreneurial careers – i.e. everyone is welcome! Hundreds of women are currently participating in the network.