Our Mission

Doyenne unleashes and ignites the power and potential of women entrepreneurs to create entrepreneurial ecosystems where all women thrive.

We focus on three core strategies to support women entrepreneurs as they launch and scale their ventures:

  • Develop the Entrepreneur: Expand entrepreneurial skills through professional development workshops, webinars, networking, and mentoring.

  • Fund the Ventures: Put dollars into the hands of women entrepreneurs through new and innovative pipelines and increase the number of women investing in women.

  • Transform the Narrative: Change the face of entrepreneurship through public messaging and programming that highlights women entrepreneurs, and level the playing field by advocating for inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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.