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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!

April’s Qualification Grant Finalists

Monday, May 4th, 2015

It’s hard to believe that we’re already 4 months into the year. But it’s time to announce our Amber Grant finalists for April!

Best of luck to these 5 women-owned businesses:

Crumb Cap
Sue Yellowtail

Sue was surprised to see a lack of hair bibs for babies and toddlers on the market. So she looked to solve the problem of messy, food filled hair herself, one that she came to know all too well with her 3 young kids.

Max on Snax
Lori Osiecki

Max on Snax® is a children’s edutainment brand that marks an innovative, multi-platform solution to establishing lifelong healthy habits for children. Harnessing the power of character branding, Max aims to make kids active participants in their health from an early age.

Sassy Bambino
Amanda Holdsworth

In July 2013, Amanda started the Heal-A-Boo-Boo Project, providing free “peek-a-boo-boo” hospital shirts and matching legwarmers to babies and toddlers facing surgery or other medical procedures.

Bleu Harvest
Kari Kramer

Bleu Harvest is a personal chef service, customizing meals for families and individuals. Free time is continuously decreasing for families and individuals, and Bleu Harvest aims to fulfill the need for these people to continue (or begin) eating healthy, delicious, and locally sourced meals.

Fashion Refine
Hazel Andrews

Hazel started a mobile shoe store that allows clients to shop in the comfort of their own home. Shoes are brought to the clients’ home with boutique furnishing, mobile shoe racks and simple classy decor; over finger food, champagne, wine or soft drink they transform clients’ homes into a boutique shoe store.

March’s Qualification Grant Finalists

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

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

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

Camp Fort Greene
Eisa Ulen Richardson

Camp Fort Greene was founded to provide a quality, low-cost summer experience for children in Brooklyn, NY. In Camp Fort Greene, counselors help young people reach their fullest potential in a warm, nurturing environment where children grow, learn, and play.

Camp Fort Greene
Kristin Brown

Peoples Paste first began in a Sustainable Business class in 2010. Inspired by the class, Kristin aimed to create a toothpaste without harmful additives — and with recyclable packaging.

Party In-Kindness
Melissa Smith & Shani Hall

Party In-kindness is a charitable organization that wants to change the way people see giving by having them include a giving component to any celebration in a easy, fun and meaningful way. No matter the size of a function, they help bring the individual, their private gathering and a charitable purpose together.

Coolidge Family Farm
Misty L Coolidge

The Coolidge Family Farm has been renovated to host couples and their loved ones for a long weekend wedding getaway. They focus on being a one-stop venue that comes at an affordable price. And if you’re curious, yes: there is a connection to former President Calvin Coolidge.

Daycare Discover
Mo Zhou

The Daycare Discover vision is to create a nationwide database that allows parents to search for available spots and essential information such as prices, reviews, room layouts, teacher and administration backgrounds, diversity, safety, and other information that only can be gained by on-site tours. Their mission is to find viable, quality daycare options for all parents and advocate early childhood education.