The Sphere's Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

The Sphere’s Mission is to connect and uplift driven women and nonbinary entrepreneurs so they can unleash their potential, thereby impacting their community and the local economy (inspiring others to do the same).

Our Vision

The Sphere’s Vision is to create a community that believes in building support among women and nonbinary entrepreneurs, nurturing work/life balance, and expanding access to monetary and educational resources.

The Sphere created a safe space for entrepreneurs to talk about their craft and connect with each other. I am so grateful to be a part of this community and can’t wait to see how it grows!
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Our Values

• Community-minded: This project must be about community and the intersectional identities within that community. The collective nature of our work must be in everything that we do.

• Relationship-oriented: Relationships are the fuel that powers almost everything in life. That is a keystone to our organization and came up many times in our research.

• Trust: As we build a community for women entrepreneurs, trust among those women must be central to our work.

• Personalized: There is no one-size-fits-all answer. This must be personalized for every entrepreneur and their ever-changing needs in their professional and personal lives.

• Flexible, adaptable, feedback + data-driven: We know needs are constantly changing and must build something that is adaptable to the needs of the entrepreneurs it serves.

• Welcoming and warm (like summer camp). How can you make an organization feel like a hug from a friend? We plan to find out.

• Educational (but only for those who want it). There are times that you yearn for learning and support to push yourself and your business forward, but there are other times when you just want to be in supportive company and share a great meal. We want to honor both, as well as the fact that the ebbs and flows of life can necessitate fluidity in the purpose of our gatherings.

The Sphere Northampton.

Our name, The Sphere Northampton, represents the circular nature of support we are trying to create to address the challenges identified in our research from phase one of the grant, as well as the organic ecosystem for women entrepreneurs that we hope to create.

One of the most compelling aspects of The Sphere is its commitment to providing a safe and encouraging place for women and nonbinary individuals to network.
In an industry that often perpetuates gender disparities and fails to provide equal opportunities, having a supportive community of like-minded women who understand and empathize with the unique struggles we face is truly transformative.
The Sphere serves as a space where my experience is validated, my ideas are valued, and my potential is encouraged. As a female professional eager for guidance, support, and collaboration, The Sphere has been instrumental in my growth.
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