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AWE Announces Strategic Partnerships

The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, a dynamic network focused on advancing high-growth women entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic Region, has forged partnerships with three organizations who share AWE's mission to support women founders who are actively scaling businesses.

These partners include Morgan Stanley, a gold level partner; the Fox School of Business at Temple University and the University City Science Center, both innovation level partners.

"AWE is the premier network for women leading high-growth companies and the commitment of these high-quality partners is a testament to the power of the members' collective vision," said Vicki Burkhart, AWE's executive director. "We are grateful for their support of our mission and our programs that nurture entrepreneurship and ultimately grow our economy."

Morgan Stanley is a longtime supporter of AWE and entrepreneurs' contributions to their communities.

"As a leading investment and wealth management firm, we recognize the value that growth-focused businesses bring to the market," said Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor Chris Grandieri and Financial Advisor Sherri Magsam DiMenna from the firm's Philadelphia Complex. "We are pleased to support AWE in the worthy endeavor of creating jobs that contribute to personal prosperity."

The University City Science Center is a nationally recognized powerhouse of innovation that supports entrepreneurs in all stages of business development.

"We're dedicated to advancing companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, a passion shared by many of the business leaders in AWE," said Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. "We look forward to strengthening our productive relationship with AWE as we work together to support -- and increase -- the number of successful women-led ventures."

The partnership with Temple marries the talents and insights of entrepreneurs with the energy and expertise of academia.

"This mutually beneficial partnership will introduce the Temple community to the high-growth, scalable business models and success stories of AWE's members," said Ellen Weber, assistant professor and executive director of Temple University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI). "Conversely, AWE will have every opportunity to leverage the untapped creativity of our students and the academic expertise of our faculty and staff."

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