The Amber Grant Foundation began in 1998, launched in conjunction with the entrepreneurial community for women. Our foundation was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman -- Amber Wigdahl -- who died at just 19 years old.
Christina was born in Seneca Falls, NY, site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. Fittingly – she has carried forward a spirited advocacy for women-owned businesses and has been instrumental in several booming start-ups. Christina is a natural networker for entrepreneurs, volunteering her time to help women business owners connect. Her passion is in “customer service marketing” as a way to grow businesses organically. “Give your customers personable one-on-one service, and you’ll develop a loyalty that will have them spending more money with you – and telling all their friends about you.” Christina has been on the WomensNet Advisory Board since 2008.
Marcia is a bestselling author and freelance writer who founded the Association of Ghostwriters. Her work has appeared in Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, and Black Enterprise, among many others, as well as on Amex OPEN Forum, CNNMoney, and iVillage. She earned her MBA from the University of Michigan.
Kelsey Ptucha is an online marketing professional who’s focused on consistently growing her skillset every day. Her optimistic attitude and knack for entrepreneurship make her the perfect candidate to help women’s business dreams become realities. Kelsey graduated from SUNY Fredonia with dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Marketing and Computer Information Systems.