STWE Programs

Sustainability Strategy Training & Experience

• Create and refine a vision for your own sustainable business

• Set and prioritize goals and actions to integrate business sustainability

• Engage customers and other stakeholders in your vision and story

• Meet other women entrepreneurs to build your support network

• Navigate future business decisions with people, planet and profit in mind

• Be inspired by entrepreneurs who’ve created businesses for good

• Enjoy delicious, sustainably-sourced fare and refreshments

STWE Fall Programs

September 27-29, 2017 – 2.5 Day Intensive Workshop Scale It Up! Sustainability Training for Women Entrepreneurs

Come join us for our premiere Chicago sustainability strategy workshop and get equipped with the knowledge and skills to build a business that takes people, planet, and profit into account. Learn how to gain a competitive edge for your business now and in the future!

RESERVE by Septmeber 5 for 10% off using code Earlybird25

October 10-15, 2017 – 5-Day Wellness + Yoga + Sustainability Retreat

In the beautiful countryside at Lily Hill Organic Farm in Lawton, MI, 3 hours from Chicago and 2 hours from Ann Arbor. Immerse yourself in this special business strategy and mind/body retreat for entrepreneurial women!

REGISTER by September 10 for $75 off using code Earlybird22

STWE Business Sustainability Strategy Cohort – location in Chicago TBD Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm 2017-2018, 10/8, 11/5, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4


Entrepreneurs, small business owners & students welcome

Introduction to Sustainability Strategy at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Concordia University; Sustainably-sourced lunch included.

Sept. 30, 9:30am-1:30pm, 7400 Augusta St, River Forest, IL 60305 Room TBA

Partner Events

Chicago Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners

NAWBO TALKS with Anne Pramaggiore, October 26, 10am-noon; Metropolitan Club, 233 South Wacker Dr., 67th Fl. Chicago, IL

Join us for a morning with Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd. Anne  joined ComEd in 1998, was appointed as ComEd’s COO in 2009, and was promoted to lead the electric utility in 2012.

The Good Food Business Accelerator Program Celebration

Taste, Learn & Network at The Good Food Accelerator Application Celebration -Tuesday, September 5, 6PM-8PM, at 1871, 222 West Maerchancise Mart,12 Floor,  with keynote speaker: Anubhav Goel, Exec. Vice President, Client Growth Solutions at SPINS. 

Apply for the Good Food Accelerator Program

Apply now for the Good Food Accelerator Fellowship Program. GFA provides selected Fellows with mentoring, strategic support, and access to capital to launch and expand Good Food business.  Apply through Sept. 18, Midnight.   

What STWE Participants Are Saying:

  • "Even though I have been engaged in sustainability initiatives for many years, I have found this weekend really useful, engaging and refreshing. It made me ground my commitment and inspired me to think in more strategic ways and to discover different dimensions of entrepreneurship. Learning, exchanging, discussing, and sharing stories with this amazing group of women has been a really valuable experience for me."

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion with fellow women entrepreneurs. And the workshop gave me a very good insight and knowledge on how to take sustainability forward in my own business. It was intense but so worth it."

  • "I'm quite new when it comes to sustainability and the workshop gave me a very thorough, systematic and applicable introduction to the topic. I felt not only inspired to use these principles in my future business, but also empowered with real and practical strategies for actually implementing them."