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October Finalists Announced!

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

We want to thank everyone for being so patient this month and waiting for us to announce October’s finalists. So without further a do here are our finalists for October’s Qualification Grant!

October’s Qualification Grant Finalists

Asbury Farms Cider
Betsy Harris

Betsy has always enjoyed hard cider but would became frustrated that the mass market was offering cider as an autumnal and very sweet beverage. So she began home brewing to better suit her tastes. She enjoyed it so much, that she started Asbury Farms Cider. Asbury Farms Cider is a small, farm-to-glass brewery, which exclusively produces hard cider from apples on their farm.

Bikes ORO
Chelsea Koglmeier

Chelsea’s company, Bikes ORO is working to build a world of linked prosperity, where every individual has the ability to access educational opportunities, professional opportunities, and adequate healthcare facilities. For every bike purchased. They provide wheels for a bike going to someone in need.

Center for Creative Arts Therapy
Azizi Marshall

After a few years of soul searching, Azizi stumbled upon an opportunity to do theatre with inner city youth. Through theatre she saw these kids grow, and learn about a world outside of their existence. They were able to give voice to their struggles and begin to form bonds with not only one another but also with the community.

From there she quickly began studying and obtained her license as a licensed clinical professional counselor, a board certified trainer in drama therapy and a registered expressive arts therapist within 4 years. Azizi wanted to make sure that children and families were able to have access to programs that would not only allow individuals a place to explore and grow, but also the community at large which is how The Center for Creative Arts Therapy was born. The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is an Arts-Based, Psychotherapy Practice and Training Center.

MOR & Co.
Sarah White

MOR & Co. is the outdoor store for city living. Their mission is to help individuals in America’s fastest-growing cities reconnect with the outdoors through fun, high-quality products and empowering experiences (workshops, field trips and events) to inspire more outdoor play in our increasingly urban lives.

Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids
Kit Strauss

Foreign Language for Kids by Kids started when Kit started creating her own games to play at home with her son in French. To her surprise, they were very fun and her son learned rather quickly. He even asked to learn Spanish and then a year later, Chinese. Kit found herself hiring native speakers and training them to play with her son using HER games. More than a decade later, all of her children share a love of foreign language and are proficient, if not fluent, in Spanish and Mandarin, despite two of them having speech-related disabilities.

After her youngest son went to school Kit decided to create her business Foreign Language for Kids by Kids. Her program gives children three and up — and adults — the opportunity to speak and understand spanish in a short time. The words and sentences taught are practical and used in everyday life.

Overcup Press
Rachel Bell

Rachel has worked on and off in the publishing and book sales fields throughout her career. However, print has always been one of her passions – quality content, exceptional paper quality, well thought out and executed book and magazine design are all things that she considers important. As the world moves to a more digital space, she thought it’s important to continue to publish books that are meant to be physical objects which is how the idea of Overcup Press came to be.

Overcup Press is an independent book publisher based in Portland, Oregon. Committed to making books that will thrive in the 21st Century. They specialize in producing unique titles that have a strong design element and illuminate the niches.

As always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We will be announcing the winner next week!

September Finalists Announced!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

It’s been another crazy month here at WomensNet! A big thank you to everyone who applied this month- You made our decision very difficult!

So without further ado here are our finalists for Septembers Qualification Grant!

Septembers Qualification Grant Finalists

Batter Up! Cakes
Mary Carlson

Batter Up! Cakes is a retail & special order bakery serving the Ligonier, PA and surrounding areas. Products are baked fresh to the customer’s need and all posted menus are general as many more items are able to be made to suit any event or any day treat.

Think Substance, LLC
Linda Montellano Werner

Substance is a luxury hemp clothing line that creates the softest tee. It was created to fill the niche of hemp fashion in the U.S. Hemp requires no herbicides or pesticides, requires less water, is drought resistant and is the perfect rotational crop as it puts minerals back into the soil as it is harvested. Replacing cotton with hemp would be a major step towards a more sustainable future. Lindas super soft, eco friendly fabric, is a winning combination to put a product on the market that aims to heal the planet at all levels.

Mad Science of Greater Salt Lake
Laurie Larsen

Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider. Their innovative programs help kids learn about science through our fun after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events.

50/50 Projects
Valarie B. Ross

50/50 Projects is a company that offers products with a purpose. From their specialty t-shirts, children’s books, to bottled water. Each product is partnered with a certain giving partner and each giving partner is focused on one of 5 Projects; Clean Water, Early Education, Homeless Rehabilitation, Medical Care, and Global Missions.

Ivalieu product line for Little Britain West
Cathy P. Kellon

Cathy wanted to modernize the bloomers of old with new performance fabrics and thoughtful design details. So she designed Ivalieu with a wide yoke of a waistband that smooths but doesn’t try to squeeze you like you’re a sausage. You know, a waistband that respects you.

As always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We’ll announcing the winner in the next few days!

We’ve Announced Our August Finalists!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Good afternoon and happy Monday!

We want to thank everyone for being so patient this month and waiting for us to announce August’s finalists. It’s been a busy last few weeks with labor day festivities, school starting back up, and of course reading through all the inspiring applications!

So without further ado here are our finalists for August’s Qualification Grant!

August Qualification Grant Finalists

Samantha Rudolph

Babyation has a re-imagined patent-pending breast pump that far exceeds any currently on the market. Their pump is quiet and our re-imagined form-factor allows a woman to keep her shirt on while pumping. The goal is to allow a woman to be able to pump inconspicuously – wherever she is. The experience is integrated with the user’s cell phone, allowing seamless control as well as an opportunity for “smart” data logging.

Honey Bear Paddle Co.
Kayla Farthing

Kayla has launched a recreational equipment rental company that will specialize in canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals. Providing members of her community the opportunity to share her my passion of the outdoors, while offering a fun, healthy way to spend time with friends and family.

Ginny Townsend

ShipRiot is currently working ot become “the Expedia of shipping.” They’re designing a beautiful, easy-to-use site where consumers and small business owners can view all their shipping options on one screen and know that they’re making the best decision for their needs–generally based on either budget or speed.

Honemoon Brewery
HoneyMoon Brewery
Ayla Bystrom-Williams

HoneyMoon is my female founded, Santa Fe based, brewery which utilizes both traditional styles of beer brewing and the kombucha style of brewing. HoneyMoon Brewing fits right into the growing Craft Beer Movement by offering traditional beers while also filling a gap in the market with kombucha style beers.

Responsiblr, Inc
Hsin-Ju Chuang

Hsin-Ju started Responsiblr, a bias-free hiring funnel platform because of a problem she constantly ran into at work – a lack of salary transparency & workplace diversity. He companies software anonymizes all resumes that are submitted before passing them over to an employer (and removes names and any indicators of age, gender, or race), then it provides an interface where job seekers can filter & view other anonymized resumes w/ salary figures so that they’ll know how their salary stacks up against real people in their city, w/ similar backgrounds.

As always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

Stay tuned: We’ll announcing the winner in the next few days!

July 2015 Qualification Grant Finalists

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Hope everyone’s is having a great summer so far!

As always, you ladies have made this a tough month for us, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Without further ado, here are
Julys five finalists.

Check them out and stay tuned! We’ll announcing the winner shortly!

July Qualification Grant Finalists

Women’s Center for Creative Work
Sarah Williams

The Women’s Center for Creative Work is a Los Angeles-based network of women engaged in conversations about contemporary feminisms & creative practices. This passionate group is an enabling architecture providing professional, emotional and artistic nourishment for female driven creative projects.

Christine Lash

Sporkables provides dried, easy-to-reconstitute meals that taste homemade, targeted to hikers and campers. These homemade meals are ordered by campers as needed and are shipped directly to their location on the trail. All you have to do is let them know where you’ll be in 7-10 days and they’ll make sure your home-cooked meals are waiting for you when you get there.

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Kathrine M. Hak, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D

LAARC (Longmont Autism and Asperger’s Resource Center) began in 2011 as a volunteer support group for parents raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Over the years, Kathrine, a licensed psychologist, a nationally certified school psychologist and a doctoral level board certified behavior analyst, has worked to meet the needs of her community through individual counseling, behavioral support (ABA), social skills/play skills groups, advocacy and parent support.

My Kid’s Threads
Lisa Batra

Carrying premium brands like Burberry, Catimini, Jottum, and Ralph Lauren, My Kid’s Threads is an online children’s consignment service featuring new and like-new clothing for newborns to age 14. They make it easy and affordable to keep your kids dressed in quality clothes, while their consignment process makes it easy to clean out your kid’s closet and earn some quick cash.

Whistle Tree Books
Dawn Davies

Whistle Tree Books is an online bookshop that provides high-quality children’s books for all stages of reading and pre-reading. They deliver beloved children’s classic and time-tested books of right to your door, taking the guesswork out of it for parents.

As always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

June Qualification Grant Finalists Announced

Monday, July 6th, 2015

After another busy month of combing through applications for the WomensNet Amber Grant, we’re excited to announce our 5 finalists for June.

As always, you’ll find each of them listed below with a brief description. Be on the lookout later this week when we announce the winner.

Sam Frons

Addicaid personalizes addiction recovery, connects like-minded people, and helps treatment centers provide a continuum of patient care.

Sample Labs
Sample Labs
Emma Polster

Sample Labs helps consumer packaged goods companies — both big and small — launch new products and capture customer feedback.

Eko Haiti
Amanda Bickel

Eko Haiti’s mission is to develop week-long guided tours of Haiti and promote advocacy of responsible tourism instead voluntourism and/or mission trips.

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Chef Koochooloo
Layla Sabourian

Chef Koochooloo is an educational platform that teaches science, math and geography through cooking.

Grace Shockey

Eco-Trendly is a social-entrepreneurship boutique that will plant a tree for every purchase made, while they plan to sell fair-trade jewelry and accessories as well.

As always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!

May Qualification Grant Finalists Announced

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

After another great month of applications we’re excited to announce our five finalists for May. They’re all great women doing extraordinary things.

Continue on to learn about all 5 women in business.

RMD Biotech, LLC
Katherine Desy
RMD Biotech, LLC is a start-up company founded by a Syracuse University alumna, Katherine Desy. Her company has created a silver hydrogel wound dressing which helps wounds maintain a moist environment and keeps bad bacteria away, preventing people from getting sick.

Kid-Smart Spaces
Magalie René-Hayes

Foundations Design Group helps independent, charter, and public schools create “Kid-Smart” environments that foster creativity and academic excellence using Professional Organization, Interior Design and Visual Branding. Magalie is changing the way schools look and feel.

Disfunkshion Magazine
Suanny Garcia

Disfunkshion Magazine is a multi-genre national publication with a bohemian-chic aesthetic that produces online content and publishes it in print three times a year. The magazine is committed to redefining the standards of beauty and challenge pop culture by proposing provocative platforms of conversation, educating with substantial research, creating unconventionally copious editorial content and highlighting different ways of life around the world.

Scout Film Festival
Anna Colavito

Scout Film Festival (Scout) is a nonprofit, annual film festival launching in 2016, featuring original short films written, produced and directed by high-school-aged students worldwide. The film festival is to remind teenagers they are individually unique and talented while collectively responsible for the legacy of their generation; through their lens.

Made For | Made By
Katy Stanton

Made For Made By returns purpose to consumerism, giving artists, makers, and design-minded customers a curated platform to give back through the purchase and sale of handcrafted essentials

As always, thank you for reading! Remember we award a grant every month – if interested, here’s the link to apply!