Doyenne offers programs that help women entrepreneurs build connections and increase their visibility in the community. Most of these programs are open to anyone who is interested in supporting women entrepreneurs and learning more about their ventures. These are also wonderful opportunities to get a sense of the work Doyenne does and its impact.
Connect events are casual, no-pressure events where women entrepreneurs, and those who support them, can come together. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the Doyenne Featured Member and learn about her journey to entrepreneurship, her business, and the lessons she’s learned along the way.
It can be difficult for entrepreneurs to connect with mentors who have the knowledge, skill, and/or time to become a valuable advisor. Doyenne’s Mentor Match expedites this process by matching ready, willing and able mentors with entrepreneurs in need.
Celebrating awesome women entrepreneurs is so much fun! At Showcase Nights, 5 Doyenne entrepreneur members present for 5 minutes each. They share information about their ventures, including their vision for the future, accomplishments to date, and next steps along the way.
The Doyenne 5x5x5 is one of our signature events. Each year Doyenne hosts a breakfast as part of Madison’s Forward Festival. Five women entrepreneurs each pitch for 5 minutes and one goes home with $5K.
Audacious Member experiences
Doyenne Audacious Member Experiences are one-of-a-kind fun, social events exclusively for Doyenne members. Sometimes, you just need to be with those who are as excited about the community as you are.