Women Entrepreneur Program

The BNP Paribas Wealth Management Executive Program for Women Entrepreneurs brings together a talented group of women entrepreneurs from across Europe, Asia and the United States.


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

The curriculum is tailored 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, the Executive Program for Women is an unmatched forum for cross-border (both professional and geopolitical) discussion and global networking.

The ultimate goal of the Executive Program for Women is to facilitate: 

  • Development of effective leadership skills
  • Acquisition of efficient management practices
  • Effective navigation of a daunting maze of external growth opportunities
  • Formal support for professional and effective mentoring

This innovative program illustrates our dedication to promoting women entrepreneurship. Created with the support of the mentoring association WBMI (Women Business Mentoring Initiative), it is fully aligned with the other initiatives within the Bank – Women Equity for Growth and the Global Entrepreneurialism Report.

To hear what the participants had to say about the program, watch our video

BNP Paribas Wealth Management supports and celebrates entrepreneurs throughout their entrepreneurial journey. Every year, we award entrepreneurs from businesses of all sizes for their commitment, innovation, and social and economic contributions.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is proud to support the Ernst & Young Awards, a nationwide award, conferred in various industry categories. Each year, it bestows the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award to the entrepreneur who has most significantly contributed to the local economy.

French BNP Paribas Private Banking actively supports Women Equity for Growth, an association that promotes women in business. It funds new research and events, as well as publishing each year a list of the 50 fastest-growing female-led SME companies in France.

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