Doyenne Group, a Madison-based nonprofit organization focused on helping women entrepreneurs, plans to bring its programming to Milwaukee with the launch of a new chapter.

Doyenne launched a crowdfunding campaign this week with the goal of raising $50,000 to help launch pilot chapters in Milwaukee this year and Green Bay in 2019. The funding will also help offset the cost of its programming for members.

The Madison-based organization has already seen interest among Milwaukee female entrepreneurs, who represent about 15 percent of Doyenne’s total membership.

“Several members have shared that Doyenne programming really helped them grow and expand their businesses,” said Heather Wentler, co-founder and executive director of Doyenne. “That’s why we know it’s important to continue to keep Doyenne programming affordable, and to expand Doyenne to other cities.” Read the full story here.