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From grants to scholarships to classes to events, we've got you covered on all things women in entrepreneurship! 

Registration Starts Soon for the PA Conference for Women

Welcome to a community of women committed to helping women.  

This year's Conference will once again be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 7, 2024.  

Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on May 8th

Find out more about the PA Conference for Women

Santander Cohort 10 Applications Open!

Santander’s Cultivate Small Business was created to help early-stage entrepreneurs build and sustain businesses in the food industry, with a focus on woman-, immigrant-, and BIPOC-owned businesses.  The program is a completely FREE 12 week mini-MBA for eligible entrepreneurs.  Along with a food-focused curriculum, the program provides industry expert advice and small capital grants.  Our Fall 2024 cohort is open to entrepreneurs in the Dallas, Miami and Philadelphia areas.  Applications are due June 17, 2024. The 12-week virtual program runs September 5th to November 20th.  Capital grants ranging from $2,500 to $13,000.  Businesses must be are woman-, immigrant-, or BIPOC-owned in the food industry, operation for one year, have revenue between $25,000 and $1,000,000 in the last calendar year.  

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Applications for JBF WEL Program Open May 1

Applications for the 2024 Fall Cohort of WEL will open on May 1.

The program will take place virtually every Monday from 2 to 4 P.M. ET starting on September 16, 2024 and concluding on December 9, 2024. Live classes will not take place on October 14 and November 25.  

A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected. A committee consisting of industry leaders, WEL alumnae, and James Beard Foundation staff will review all applications. Applicants will be notified by August 1.  

For More Information, Click Here
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2024 JBF Women's Financial Literacy Program Available Online

Last January James Beard Foundation held an excellent workshop for women entrepreneurs of all levels that covered topics from fundraising, understanding financial statements, business longevity, etc  

These are all available online!  Check this segment out 

Watch Here

How to Launch & Optimize Your Food Products Business - April 10

SCORE NYC is  holding a virtual workshop April 10th on: How to Launch & Optimize Your Food Products Business -- which could be very helpful to food manufacturers. Use the code PHILLY to attend for only $19 (a $16 discount).

Learn More & Reserve a Spot!
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Ask Us Anything!

Have a question for the great minds of this group? Send it on! I haven't actually calculated our collective years of experience, but it is equivalent to eons in its scope and scale!

So let us know what you are wondering, considering, needing, contemplating, etc.. and we will get you and your question on an upcoming agenda.

Here is the link to sign up.  Must be a member to join!

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FAB Speakers Announced & Scholarship Applications Open!

FAB is back this June 2-4, 2024 for a weekend celebrating women in hospitality! Get your tickets now or apply to be awarded a scholarship. Scholarships vary in offerings, but all include an entry badge to FAB and the ability to choose your schedule!

Don't delay in applying. Applications are due by February 2, 2024. For more details on what is and isn't included in a FAB scholarship, click the button below.

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Sign Up for Curated Coaching for Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business

Spots are filling up quickly. Join the Curated Coaching for Entrepreneurs program offered by Chase for Business.

The program’s current session, Understanding Options for Business Funding, will help you determine if it’s the right time to seek outside capital, explore different funding options and show you how to prepare.

To sign up for a session that works with your schedule, visit

We’re excited for you to have the opportunity to meet with your coach and up to two other business owners like you. Please attend your coaching sessions as scheduled. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please provide as much notice as possible (ideally two days before the scheduled session).

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Jubilee Bombesquad Marketplace Applications Are Now Open!

Cherry Bombe’s annual Jubilee Conference is happening Saturday, April 20 at Center415 in Manhattan! 

The Bombesquad Marketplace at Jubilee which allows members to showcase their brand & products in a specially priced activation area.


This is a great opportunity for your brand to sample or showcase your product to hundreds of attendees, along with other brands that participate in Jubilee every year. Up to 12 brands will be selected to showcase their product during one of the programming breaks. The cost to participate is $750 per brand.


The deadline to submit is Wednesday, Jan. 31st. You must be a member with a paid membership to apply. Non-members are not eligible. Participating brands will be chosen by the editorial team. Please note, filling out the form does not guarantee placement. 

NOTE: You must be a Cherry Bombe member to participate.  

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LISTEN: Burnout. Could building a business on your own terms be the solution?

When you are running your own business, it's never a question of if burnout will come, but when. Every founder has been there, and there are some telltale signs you might be going through it right now.

But what if you could slow down, take a pause, and reflect on what is really important to you, in business, and in life? That’s what our guests, Elizabeth and Maggie, want to help you accomplish with their Slow Business Retreat.

In this episode, they join Sarah to have a discussion about their business philosophy and how that evolved into their latest venture.