Encourage. Empower. Motivate.

Starting a business is a difficult process, wrought with all kinds of challenges along the way. Reports show that women end up starting only 20% of all businesses, despite making up a majority of the working population. If you dig deeper you’ll find that an even smaller percentage of business owners are minority female-owned businesses. Supporting women entrepreneurs is critical to the success of our country.

There are over 252 million women entrepreneurs and around 34% of US businesses are women owned!

Who We Are

Women Making Moves aims to build a support program for this largely underrepresented and underserved population. WMM offers mentorship, resources, and a collaborative environment where women can thrive and grow in their businesses. WMM provides women entrepreneurs with a platform through which they can connect, build relationships, and take their business leadership skills to the next level.

  • Commit to Bi-weekly meetings 
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working with other entrepreneurs 
  • Motivated individual or team with an entrepreneurial spirit and a team player 
  • Abide by Launchpad’s policies and practices 
  • This opportunity is open to anyone who identifies as a female
  • Impactful resources to drive business results
  • Networking sessions and a variety of topic series
  • Team building experiences in a collaborative environment
  • Mentorship sessions focused on helping students launch their business idea
  • Comprehensive workshops from skill building to scaling 
  • “I found the experience to be very uplifting. It also encouraged me to be more intentional each week as I had to share my progress with others.    ”
    Anndrina Arne, Business ’23
  • “Having a space where I can listen to others share their progress in their endeavors motivates me to make progress in mine. When left alone, I tend to push action items off, however, this program has inspired me to get the ball rolling and to keep it rolling. Currently, I'm in the planning/preparing phase of my business. When I start during the semester, this program will help me to keep going.”
    Valeria Feliciano, Communications ’23

Meet the Team

Samantha Palmer-Shields
Assistant Director
Brigitte Cardenas
Consultant & Project Lead
Joya Lahoud
Consultant & Project Lead
Mia Porter
Consultant & Project Lead

“Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.” Barbara Ann Corcoran, Founder, The Corcoran Group