The Sphere


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.

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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.

We invite you to join our community! Just sign up for our email list below to get news about The Sphere and reminders about upcoming events.

View The Sphere Business Directory!

We have gathered a comprehensive list of women and nonbinary entrepreneurs in our region on display in our new directory! Built to help amplify professional networks and make new connections! Unlock opportunities, find collaborators, and celebrate diverse business owners in our area. Click the button to view the directory. 

Want to add YOUR business to the directory? Sweet. Use the button below.

A single event took my business to the next level practically overnight.
Carefree Cakery

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.

two women at sphere event

Upcoming Events

Stay in the loop and don’t miss an event! When you are part of our email list, you get the VIP treatment and you get priority access to anything new from The Sphere. 

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.

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