As most statistics will show, women are often underrepresented in the trade services — especially as business owners. That means we’re often ignored for the contributions we make to our communities, even though we offer essential services like carpentry, welding or trucking. Being a woman business owner in the trade services helps break through the oldest glass ceiling. Challenging these traditional roles also expands women’s entrepreneurial skills and develops flexible careers that enable us to manage both work and family responsibilities.
Does that describe you?… If so, here’s some good news:
We at WomensNet are inspired by women who are driven to use their skills to provide a good or service to benefit their community, and who want to invest their time and passions into a purpose-driven business model. We want to see more women doing what they love.
That’s why we give “Business Specific” Grants based on each month’s category — including a grant specific to women in the trades industry.
Skilled trades can include any subcategory such as:
The Amber Grant Fund has grown through the years. That growth is reflected in two ways by the winners below. First, by the increase in the dollar amounts of each grant. Second, by the increase in how many times a grant is given.