at any age and at any stage
-Female founders only receive 2.2% of $130 billion dollars in VC funding
-42% of women report experiencing gender discrimination in business
-Women lack leadership representation, with only 5% of S&P composite’s 1500 leadership positions being filled by women
To top it off, women haven’t had a stable environment specifically dedicated to fostering their entrepreneurial spirit that is both affordable and accessible. Until now!
Enter the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference—WEC as our supporters know us by. WEC is a series of events put on by parent company Never Too Late To Start that helps women break down entrepreneurial barriers. We achieve this through masterclass events that feature expert speakers and panelists. But let’s be honest, a day dedicated to learning is pretty dry! WEC knows how to throw a party, which is why every attendee is treated to our signature cocktail and networking party. Click through to see everything we have to offer!
-Unlocking your entrepreneurial instinct
-How to get your idea off the ground
-Testing the market using minimal viable product
-Branding & marketing
-Financing your business
-Health & wellness
...And more! Our highly curated speakers will stop at nothing to leave you feeling empowered and inspired to start or grow your business.
We're expecting YOU at our next!
Our first project was the Women's Entrepreneurship Conference (WEC) in November 2018, and it was very clear by its overwhelming success that we had recognized and started a much-needed movement. There was a huge demand to make WEC an annual or even semi-annual event to keep the momentum building. Through a series of entrepreneurship conferences and events, Never Too Late to Start continues to make an impact, by providing valuable advice from experienced speakers and panelists, access to funding, numerous opportunities for networking, and a chance to feel connected, supported and inspired. In addition to all this, each event takes place in a vibrant location, with a fun, familiar and social atmosphere including food, drinks and a variety of complimentary services, giving Never Too Late to Start a superior and quality edge that is welcomed and appreciated by entrepreneurs.
Never Too Late to Start acknowledges that with age comes many significant advantages when starting a new business, one of which is a commitment to making your passion not only a financial win, but your legacy. Our mission is to help all entrepreneurs, at any stage and at any age. And if you are 45 or older it's not too late at all. It's actually the perfect time.
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY