Our Mission

Build entrepreneurial ecosystems that invest in the power and potential of women entrepreneurs. The Doyenne model focuses four key strategies:

  • Develop: Expand entrepreneurial skills
  • Connect: Build and mobilize networks
  • Fund: Raise and invest dollars
  • Collaborate: Partner to change the ecosystem

Our History

Doyenne was founded in 2012 by Heather Wentler and Amy Gannon to right two wrongs. First, to eliminate the gender gap in the entrepreneurial community and second, because they were tired of asking time and again “where are all the women?” Rather than continue to complain, they decided to do something about it. Doyenne is a 501c3 non-profit organization run by the founders, a Board of Directors and five volunteer committees.