Beacon, Women Entrepreneurs Network

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Support the development of BEACON, a campaign to connect DC’s female entrepreneurs and make Washington DC the most influential and supportive city for women entrepreneurs.

Progress Updates:

September 2018: Mayor Bowser and BEACON awarded 11 grants totaling $50,000 to organizations supporting women entrepreneurs in Washington, DC. Read more here. 

September 2017: Mayor Bowser and BEACON: The DC Women Founders Initiative awarded 19 grants totaling $50,000 to support women entrepreneurs in Washington, DC.  More than 85 organizations and companies applied for the program and 67 advanced to a community voting round that saw over 5,000 votes cast by members of the public.  Click here for the full press release.

  • Timeline: in-progress (launched November 2016)
  • Lead and key partners: external
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  • Related action areas: talent, business environment