WEWmke 2023

May 8 – 12, 2023

Celebrating and Supporting Milwaukee’s Entrepreneurs

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week’s (WEWmke) history is a tribute to its mission. The organization has been run by passionate, dedicated women since its inception in 2017, starting with a series of events at Ward4 MKE. In 2019, a trio of women expanded the programming citywide and engaged about 2,700 people. After the pandemic forced WEWmke online in 2020, Andi Sciacca assumed leadership in 2021 and added a global connection to WEWmke, the Global Entrepreneurship Network. These women have designed WEWmke with their own imprint and spark, but always with a focus on lifting up women entrepreneurs.

Now WEWmke joins forces with She Stands Tall®, another organization that’s been living the WEWmke mission—spotlighting women who run businesses for five-plus years. The women of She Stands Tall® are honored to receive the WEWmke torch and commit to keeping it lit and burning brightly!

WEWmke’s Mission

WEWmke’s mission is to bring together Milwaukee area women–entrepreneurs, founders, small business owners, professionals, and more–for a week of events designed to inspire, educate, and celebrate our businesses, ourselves, and our contributions to the Milwaukee community.

WEWmke 2023

WEWmke 2023 will be a return to in-person and Milwaukee-focused events for women entrepreneurs, their teams, fans, and communities. We’ll unveil all of the exciting details for our keynote evening events plus our educational morning events on International Women’s Day, March 8! But here’s a sneak peak at the themes of our keynote evening events:

Keynote Events

Leading Milwaukee

Learn from women leading uniquely Milwaukee organizations including Visit Milwaukee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fondy Food Center and Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, and WWBIC.

Feeding Milwaukee

Get the inside scoop on owning a food and beverage business from women small business owners you know and love–bites of their tasty food and drinks included.

Sharing Milwaukee

Hear from women who are masters of storytelling online, in print, video, and audio.

Making Milwaukee

Enjoy a backstage pass to women makers and creatives and get your Mothers’ Day shopping done, too, at our WEWmke Mini Makers’ Market.

Celebrating Milwaukee

Toast WEWmke 2023, celebrate women entrepreneurs, and recognize the power in supporting one another.

Meet and Eat

Dandy 5020 W Vliet St, Milwaukee

Week of Events

Create and Close

Presenting Sponsor

Our 2023 Presenting Sponsor is Summit Credit Union! We are honored to partner with an organization led by a woman, Kim Sponem, and which has a demonstrated and long-standing commitment to helping women and addressing the gender pay gap. As Kim has explained, “when women succeed and have equal economic power, everyone benefits. Families, communities, businesses and economies thrive.” We at She Stands Tall couldn’t agree more!

Small Business Partners
Scale Up Milwaukee logo
In-Kind Sponsors
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
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Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo
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Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. logo