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As the name implies, Womenable is focused on one thing: enabling women.

Womenable's mission is to improve the environment for women-owned businesses worldwide. More specifically, it:

  • conducts insightful and actionable research,
  • communicates information and insights in a clear, concise, and thought-provoking manner, and
  • works with the stewards of women's entrepreneurship around the world - policy makers, multi-lateral organizations, corporate decision makers, entrepreneurial support organizations, and the women's business community - to implement, evaluate and improve policies and programs to support women's enterprise development.

Womenable encompasses the wonderful vision of its Founder and President, Julie Weeks, who sadly passed away in February  2017 following a battle with brain cancer. Julie was at the forefront of women's enterprise development, research and policy for more than two decades in the US and internationally. Her work and inspirational leadership will live on through Womenable, which will be continued by her colleagues and friends across the globe.

This web site not only contains information about Womenable's projects, partnerships and publications, but will share future information about what is happening all around the world in the field of women's enterprise development and provide links to other important organizations. We know this is what Julie wanted and her legacy will be celebrated and shared for future generations of female entrepreneurs, researchers, practitioners and everyone who cares about gender equality in business and enterprise.

Thank you for visiting Julie's site, and for your interest in how Womenable has worked to educate, enlighten and empower women's entrepreneurship worldwide. We ask for your patience as we refresh content and renew communication channels over the next few months, in Julie's memory.