Imagine being part of a community filled with women & nonbinary entrepreneurs that prioritizes creating real connections, nurturing work/life balance & expanding access to monetary and educational resources…
At The Sphere, this is a reality.
Welcome to The Sphere Community
The Sphere is dedicated to building an inclusive community that uplifts and inspires women and nonbinary entrepreneurs. By eliminating barriers to starting and continuing to run businesses and making it easier for The Sphere entrepreneurs to access existing resources, we intend to bolster economic development and promote a more equitable business environment in Northampton.
The Sphere was launched as an initiative of the Downtown Northampton Association and is supported by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.
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introducing...The Sphere's Trail Map!
Campaign Update: We’d like to present to you… The Sphere’s Trail Map!
Did you miss the first round?
Didn’t get on the Map yet? Enter your info now on our website in order to be included in our next round of recognized businesses! It’s fast, easy, and free to be added.
Keep an eye out for updates as we transition from data to impact. Together, we forge a future of empowered entrepreneurship and economic ecosystem success.
Words that resonate with us...
You can feel the contagious energy and excitement in a room when The Sphere Entrepreneurs gather together.
Meaningful connections give purpose to the work we do. In The Sphere community, we value having real conversations and making authentic connections.
A significant barrier reported by women in Northampton is work life balance. Putting wellbeing first is fundamental to reach greatest potential.
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Past Salons & Events
The Sphere’s quarterly events are called ‘Salons’. The Sphere chose this term to use as a nod to the word’s historical origins. Salons hosted by The Sphere blend tradition with a contemporary flair.
Salons served as a safe and inclusive space during the “Age of Conversation” to allow diverse voices to come together to exchange ideas and celebrate creativity. Many ambitious women attended salons to pursue a form of higher education, receive and give insight, read their own works, and hear the works and perspectives of other intellectuals.