Women Entrepreneur Program

Every year, the BNP Paribas Women Entrepreneur Program brings together an international group of talented female entrepreneurs at Stanford University.


Over the course of this annual week-long programme at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, participants attend a wide range of classes led by faculty members on the beautiful Palo Alto campus.

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of highly accomplished businesswomen, offering a unique mix of knowledge, skill acquisition and development.

In addition to providing an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional development, this programme encourages discussion and networking

The ultimate goal of the Women Entrepreneur Program is to facilitate:

  • The development of effective leadership skills
  • The acquisition of solid managerial practices
  • The management of a multitude of external growth opportunities
  • The identification of formal support for professional and effective mentoring

This innovative programme illustrates our dedication to promoting female entrepreneurship. Created with the support of the WBMI (Women Business Mentoring Initiative), it is fully aligned with the Bank’s other initiatives: the Women Equity for Growth index and the annual Global Entrepreneur Report.

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BNP Paribas Wealth Management supports and celebrates the work of entrepreneurs. Every year, we recognise business leaders for their commitment, innovation and social and economic contributions.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is proud to support the EY Awards in Spain and Belgium, conferred in various categories. The annual Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the person who has made the biggest contribution to the local economy.

BNP Paribas Private Banking actively supports Women Equity for Growth, an association that promotes women in business. It funds new research and events, and publishes an annual list of the 50 fastest-growing female-led SMEs in France.

In partnership with the BFM Awards, BNP Paribas Private Banking awards the Saga Familiale (Family Story Award) to top-performing businesses and managers that make a notable contribution to the French economy.