National Women's Business Month 2021

By City of Cambridge

Join the City of Cambridge in celebrating National Women’s Business Month in October to highlight the women-owned businesses in the city and their important role in a strong, diverse, local economy.

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.: 5:30오후 – 7오후, 10오전 – 11:15오전, 6오후 – 8오후, 10오전 – 11오전, and 8:30오전 – 9:30오전.

Events will be held all month long.

Age: Adult.

Free for Cambridge residents and business owners. 


Christina DiLisio
Community Development Department (CDD)
617 349 4601

No application or registration needed.



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

This event takes place at a variety of locations. Please see listings or visit our website for more information about a specific event.

Refreshments provided Wheelchair accessible

Refreshments are only provided at the 8/4 event.

Additional information

City sponsored events, workshops, and networking opportunities will be held throughout the month to provide resources unique to women businesses owners and entrepreneurs. A full list of events can be viewed at

  • Tuesday, October 5 (rain date: Thursday, October 7) - City of Cambridge Women’s Business Month Kick-Off Event, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Location: Vester Café, 73 Ames Street (outside)
    • Connect with City officials, regional partners, and fellow small business owners at Cambridge's Women’s Business Month kick-off event. Free to Cambridge businesses. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Wednesday, October 13 - Designing Gorgeous Content: A Guide for Women-Owned Businesses, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 14 - Second Thursdays in Inman Square, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: East Cambridge Savings Bank parking lot, 1310 Cambridge St.
    • Celebrate Women's Business Month in Inman Square! Take the self-guided tour of "Mapping Feminist Cambridge Inman Square," enjoy live music, and stop by the pop-up market featuring women-owned Cambridge businesses such as Soaper Her Girl, Ninawa Zero Waste Clothes, Ms. Bonafide Creations, and others. Free to all. All ages welcome.
  • Monday, October 18 - How to do Business with the City of Cambridge Workshop, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Location: Online via Zoom.
    • Attend this workshop to learn more about how to do business with the City. Items covered include how to become a vendor, how to respond to a solicitation for quotes, and how to respond to a bid. This workshop is free to Cambridge businesses. Registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Thursday, October 28 - Second Careers & Side Gigs – Women in Business at Every Age and Stage, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    • Location: Online via Zoom.
    • Attend this seminar to hear from women business leaders who have launched a business after leaving a first career or alongside an existing career. This seminar includes a speaker panel of diverse business owners from a range of industries and will include opportunities for small break-out rooms to ask questions and engage directly with attendees. Speakers include Rosi Amador, Amador Bilingual Voiceovers and Sol y Canto, Sarah Dudek, SarahDudekDesign, Elaine Hsieh, EHChocolatier, and more to come!
    • This seminar is free to Cambridge residents and businesses. Registration is required. Click here to register.