XXcelerate believes the more women entrepreneurs thrive, the more equitable, safe, and sustainable the world will become.
Woman Led, a peer mentorship model, is now part of XXcelerate!
We joined forces because we are committed to activating and amplifying female entrepreneurs and leaders in order to disrupt existing internal and external normative structures that stand in the way of womxn exercising their limitless agency in pursuing economic and social opportunity.
We also know that womxn often feel isolated, disconnected, under-valued and under-resourced as they venture into the entrepreneur space. As womxn try to find their place in a world that isn’t necessarily built to accommodate them and their drive towards leadership, they find themselves constantly struggling against these barriers. Many of which include a lack of social capital, entrepreneurial efficacy, role models and education.
Peer mentorship offers womxn the platform to realize their social value, giving them the tools to believe in their leadership and entrepreneur spirit and to help other womxn to do the same through sustained and powerful social webs of interconnectedness.
Our peer mentorship program helps develop the entrepreneurial mindset and competencies, influences entrepreneurial self-efficacy, builds community and teaches women to; identify opportunities, hold others accountable, learn through others’ lived experience, become curious and confident and develop other important soft skills.
How does it work?
We host intimate in-person peer mentorship groups of 8-10 womxn across Portland in trusted partner co-working or donated office spaces. Members are matched to a group based on business stage - so you may be surrounded by other womxn who are facing the same challenges and experiencing the same successes as you. Groups meet regularly (weekly or bi-monthly), are facilitated by a business expert and focus on support, resource sharing, and accountability.
We offer the opportunity to also create a roadmap with your facilitator so that you can be actively working on your goals as we monitor your progress and help navigate you at key milestones.
Groups are available for womxn across the business spectrum - from concept phase to post-launch growth to advanced growth, we have a group that fits your needs!
Great! How do I sign up?
Our group memberships are currently waitlisted until Spring 2020.
Fill out this Interest Form and we will get back to you when program applications open!
We provide an inclusionary space for womxn entrepreneurs to transform boardrooms, executive suites, investor meetings, and banks to be diverse and equitable.