FACCNE's Women in Business Network (FWBN)

Created for the advancement of women in the workplace, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of New England's Women in Business Network (FWBN) is committed to helping women succeed. Our network is open to all women who are either bi-cultural or work in a multi-cultural environment; women do not need to speak French to join.

With various programs throughout the year we offer our members a platform and a community to

  • Connect and network to create valuable business opportunities
  • Learn from experienced mentors and fellow members who share their knowledge and best practices
  • Help each other adapt and thrive in the US workplace  

Our membership is comprised of women at all stages of their careers: young professionals, women on hiatus due to life events - such as maternity or expatriation of a spouse - and seeking to return to the workforce, and retired women who want to contribute their expertise.

Our members are committed to personal and professional development and to helping others. Any woman with an interest in business issues in multi-cultural environments is welcome to become a member.  

For more information and to join us, please contact Sophie Koenig-Rodriguez at sophie at faccne.org

As women of Respect, we value and embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an open, inclusive and trusting environment.

As women of Inspiration, we stand to motivate and empower each other through education and support.

As women of Integrity, we conduct ourselves consistently to high standards.

With our monthly event we

  - Inspire Experienced guest speakers 

  - Create opportunities Networking, job ads, collaborations 

  - Learn / Mentor Workshops and panels

With our newsletter we

  - Inspire Q&A with a Leading Woman

  - Stay connected Learn about the happenings in our network

  - Share Info, ideas, tips, resources, jobs openings

With our grant and scholarship we will - Pending on non-profit status

  - Support  Help a woman start her business,

  - Educate Help a woman learn new skills to reenter the workforce

With our award we 

  - Recognize our members’ work in the community Good Member – Good Citizen Award

Impact March 2014-January 2016 

Launched March 2014

Over 160 members on LinkedIn

Published 8 newsletters and interviewed 8 Leading Women

Hosted 13 workshops/panels/luncheons

Raised funds and hosted drives for 2 deserving local non-profits:  Casa Myrna, shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence and Rosie’s Place, shelter for women

Awarded 2 Good Member – Good Citizen Awards


Our community is headed by a pro-bono, hands-on team of passionate contributors with multi-cultural business expertise. To learn more on how you can help, please contact Sophie Koenig-Rodriguez, Pro-Bono Chair and Founder.

Join us!
Look for our FWBN group on LinkedIn, connect and learn at our next event.  
Sign up for our FWBN newsletter .



Credit: Marie-Sophie Iredale

Calendar of events

They Support FACCNE

    • ACE Partners
    • Alstom
    • Aquto
    • Axelia Partners (former Marie Landel & Associates)
    • BIBSMA
    • Be Relax
    • BioMerieux
    • Boston Green
    • CMC Consulting
    • DSML Executive Search
    • Dassault Systems
    • Edenred
    • Essilor
    • French Cultural Center
    • French Tech Hub
    • Good Leads
    • Infotraffic system tv
    • Ipsen
    • Jabra
    • Keolis CS
    • Magicforest
    • Mauna Kea Technologies
    • Mc Dermott Will & Emery
    • Merieux Developpement
    • Miltons Distributing
    • Munksjo paper
    • NFI
    • Nanobiotix
    • Pact and Partners
    • Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
    • Protec Instrument Corporation
    • Puma
    • SES America
    • Sanofi Genzyme
    • Schneider Electric
    • Sealed Air Corporation
    • Sigfox
    • Socomec
    • Solid Founder
    • Stratx
    • Sullivan & Worcester
    • Synlogic
    • Valti
    • Veolia
    • Visiomed Bewell
    • Withings
    • iXBlue

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