Our History

Photo Credit: Michael Blanchard

In the Spring of 2015 CEO Founder and Executive Director, India Rose, acquired the Martha's Vineyard Women's Network, a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, with the goal of expanding its mission of supporting women in business with educational and networking opportunities to include economic development, small business, and entrepreneurship support.

When CEO took over the MV Women's Network, the biggest expansion on its mission was adding a large youth component. CEO's youth services and programs for business and entrepreneurship education and mentoring make up more than 50% of CEO's impact.  In April of 2017 CEO merged and absorbed another Vineyard icon, 501(c)3 nonprofit Women Empowered, Inc.  With this merge CEO has included financial education, job support and life skills as part of its overall mission.  

CEO is an innovative and growing  501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in the town of Vineyard Haven on the beautiful Island of Martha's Vineyard in the state of Massachusetts.


Little girls with dreams, become women of vision.
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