Enterprise Women's Network
The Enterprise Women’s Network is a dedicated group of women working to improve the quality of life for low-income women and children in Baltimore. Our purpose is to advocate for, invest in and support educational enrichment for children and better housing opportunities for their families and communities. Since 2000, we have raised more than $1.6 million and contributed over 13,000 volunteer hours to support Enterprise’s work of helping children and their families succeed.
Women involved with the Enterprise Women’s Network represent Baltimore’s diversity and include accomplished women from a range of backgrounds. We were founded by Linda Hambleton Panitz and Louise P. Hoblitzell. Carrying on this important work, our leadership is:
Sharissa Epps, Co-Chair
Laura Moore, Co-Chair
Debbie R. Attman, Immediate Past Chair
Sherry Phillips, Education Committee Chair
We welcome visionary and compassionate women interested in making a difference in people’s lives through advocacy, philanthropy and volunteering to support the mission and goals of Enterprise in Baltimore. Share your talent for program planning, resource development, event planning and leadership to increase awareness and support of low-income women and children in our community.
- Girls Mentoring Program: Our signature effort is our mentoring program for young girls at Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy (formerly William Pinderhughes Elementary-Middle School). The Enterprise Mentoring Program helps girls build self-esteem, make healthy choices, develop strategies to address problems and achieve academic and life success.
If you are willing to share your time with a young girl in elementary or middle school, become a mentor and make a difference. Become a mentor.
(Note: Given Covid-19, this year's mentoring program will be hosted virtually. We're planning exciting changes to make the most of this virtual space and we hope you will join us in becoming a mentor to a make a difference in the lives of young girls in Baltimore.)
- Book Fair: The Enterprise Women’s Network Annual Scholastic Book Fair at Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy in Baltimore provides each child with age-appropriate books. Donations and volunteer support help us bring the Scholastic Book Fair to the school each spring and provide each child with Scholastic Books Bucks to purchase books to encourage a love of learning and build literacy.
- Events & Fundraising: Educational and fundraising events help us increase the visibility of this work and the work of Enterprise Community Partners in Baltimore.
Help us Provide Books, School Supplies and More to Students!
Back-to-school has a different meaning this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it has never been more essential that we stand beside our youth than now. Enterprise’s youth education and engagement work are part of our long standing commitment to families and communities and we hope you will join us in supporting Baltimore youth. Through the dedication of a group of women in Baltimore, the Enterprise Women’s Network (EWN) has been committed to supporting youth and providing mentorship for nearly 20 years.