Our vision is to empower, strengthen and inspire women entrepreneurs to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Be the Change Foundation was founded by Marianne Clyde to train and equip women to own their own businesses. The organization offers a 12 week training course twice a year offering classes in identifying your vision, branding, maintaining income and balance statements, as well as marketing, networking classes, and creating systems that work for your business. We also offer practical helps about identifying what kind of business entity works best for you, getting a business license and other legal ramifications of becoming an entrepreneur.

                          Founding Board Members

Left to right:  Lisa Burnside, Marianne Clyde, Cynthia Legg

We are Growing!

Imagine for a moment a world in which any woman anywhere has an opportunity to learn how to start and/or grow a business to support her family, help the economy in her community and fulfill her dreams. We will accomplish that, but we need you.

Like many small businesses, COVID-19 tried hard to knock us off balance in the spring, when we discovered that we could no longer offer our in person classes and were not fully equipped to move to an online platform. Our board of directors decided to rewrite our strategic plan to think “bigger, better and more inclusive.” We developed a plan unstoppable by a pandemic. A bigger plan. A better plan.


We are now in the process of developing an online program to build on the successes we've already had with our in-person classes which is on track to be released for the Fall semester of 2021. This enables us to increase our impact ten times within a short period of time.

You can help!

We need funding in order to fulfill our goal to equip hundreds and even thousands of women to change their world. Your donation of any amount will impact the lives of women and their families in countless ways. 

Meet our amazing students!


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Find us: 

332 W. Lee Highway #242, Warrenton VA 20186

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