Milestone Circles 2024-06-18T10:48:13-07:00

Women Business Owners,
seeking accelerated company growth, this is for you.

Pursuing meaningful growth for your business? Our Milestone Circles community provides a dedicated space to learn alongside like-minded women business owners across America who share your passion for building something greater than themselves.

This free program is designed to help you accelerate your leadership and achieve significant strategic company growth in 12 weeks.

Join a community of thousands of women entrepreneurs and gain access to unique resources, peer mentorship, and exceptional recognition for all that you’re building.

Diverse Group of Women in Virtual Business Meeting

Each 12-week program brings you together with a group of peers and entrepreneur-peer-mentor to help you prioritize a business milestone that:

  • Clarify and defines critical growth goals (for yourself and your business)
  • Accelerates your company’s growth velocity
  • Increases and captures opportunity recognition
  • Strengthens strategic leadership and decision-making confidence

This program is free for entrepreneurs and made possible thanks to the generous support of the Wells Fargo Foundation. Wells Fargo remains dedicated to supporting small businesses and runs a program designed specifically for women entrepreneurs, Connect to MoreSM, as they continue to invest in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses.

What is a milestone?

An important goal you’ve set for your business that takes time, tenacity, and more than a little creative thinking to attain; it’s an achievement that signals your business is on its way to the next stage of growth.

Who should apply?

Women business owners seeking to grow their entrepreneurial mindset and skillsets to expand their business. Entrepreneurs will be matched to a virtual 12-week that compliments their drive, challenge, and company stage.


How do I apply?

Applications for the 2023-2024 Milestone Circles Program are now open!
Upon receipt of your interest form, you will receive the application for the 2023-2024 Milestone Circles Program – these are reviewed on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, you will be matched with a group of incredible women entrepreneurs who will help propel your business to the next level.

Applications for the Milestone Circles program are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, choose one of the options below.


What is included?

Each Circle Cohort includes:

  • Two 3-hour workshops to strengthen your vision and set your business milestone
  • Bi-weekly peer support groups with access to topic experts
  • Resources and specialized workshops, including mentor recommendations through Mentor Makers
  • Access to a collaborative community of women entrepreneurs from across the country
  • Graduation and recognition across Nasdaq Center media and social channels
  • Milestone Setting Strategy
Milestone Setting Strategy

How does it work?

The Milestone Circles program is designed to be a safe space for founders to take risks, share their wins, challenges and gain immediate support.

Each 12-week cohort is grouped with other women entrepreneurs who complement each other’s drive, challenges,  and/or is at a comparable stage of the company (age of company, stage of revenue, number of employees).

When you apply to be a part of the Milestone Circles program, the information you share helps us identify how to make sure that each entrepreneur gets the most benefit from the program. We aim to match you with a group of incredible women entrepreneurs who will help accelerate your growth today and support you in the future.


Download the Milestone Mapping Toolkit

Milestone Circles Toolkit

The Milestone Circles toolkit is designed to help women entrepreneurs like you gain deeper insight into your vision, prioritize your critical business milestones, and gain clarity around your action plan for success.

Use the Milestone Circles Toolkit when:

  • You are looking to achieve a large business goal in a short amount of time.
  • Everything feels urgent and you need help prioritizing and focusing goals.
  • You want to build a quarterly action plan but haven’t had time or headspace to think big picture.
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Get to know our Milestone Circles Graduates!

Upon completion of the Milestone Circles Program, graduates are invited to join the Milestone Circles Alumnae Experience for ongoing entrepreneurial support and be featured in this directory. Milestone Circles graduates also have the opportunity to be featured in media moments, including the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower in TimeSquare.

Alumnae Directory

Meet our Milestone Circles
Cornerstone Mentors!

Cornerstone Mentors serve as full-Circle support to help participants prioritize their time and optimize resources as they pursue their goals to milestone completion over the course of the program. Each Circle is assigned to one Cornerstone Mentor.

Reach your next entrepreneurial milestone within 12 weeks!

Milestone Circles Toolkit

  • Your confidential answers to the questions below help us ensure we are fostering an accessible and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem for all. Thank you for your support!
  • How do you identify your gender?
  • How do you identify your race or ethnicity?
  • What is your age?
  • What is your current role?
  • What revenue stage is your company in?
  • What industry is your company in?
  • What is your zip code?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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Reach your next entrepreneurial milestone within 12 weeks!

Milestone Circles Toolkit


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