CEI Women’s Business Center – Portland

Supporting diverse female entrepreneurs in Cumberland and York counties

Our mission is to foster an equitable participation and empowerment of female entrepreneurs from racial, ethnic, and socially diverse backgrounds in the economy.  

Through our one-on-one business advising, group workshops and trainings, we help women build confidence and knowledge, and create valuable connections to other women business owners.

Our programs and services are open all women at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey, and we encourage all to join our mission to foster and cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive ecosystem here in Maine.   

The CEI Women’s Business Center South serves entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in the following counties: Cumberland and York.   

We provide:

Our free, confidential advising covers topics including:

*CEI aligns with the definition of women and female that explicitly includes not only cis women, but also trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary individuals.

Our Portland Location

2 Portland Fish Pier
Suite 201
Portland, ME 04101



Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Interpretation is available upon request.

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