March 3rd 2015

February’s Qualification Grant Finalists

The door has closed on February, and hopefully, March can provide much of us relief from the harsh winter weather.

Either way, we’re here to ring in the new month by announcing our newest Amber Grant Finalists. Continue on to learn about all 5 women in business.

Hammerstone School
Maria Klemperer-Johnson

Hammerstone School teaches carpentry classes to women. Students in their courses run the gamut from young homesteaders looking for more self sufficiency in their homebuilding projects, to women considering a career in the trades, to retirees hoping to do some satisfying home improvement projects on their own.

Misadventure Magazine
Misadventures Magazine
Zoe Balaconis

Misadventures is a magazine “by and for adventurous women.” They fill their digital and print pages with valuable and unique content ranging from interviews, essays and travel photography, to do-it-yourself guides, gear reviews, and music, book and film recommendations that appeal specifically to female adventurers.

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Hopeful Health
Hope Mangiafico

Hopeful Health specializes in personalized training sessions for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Sessions are designed to meet each individual’s needs and physical abilities through proper exercise, nutrition, education and guidance.

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Stories in Time
Amy Peirce

Stories in Time is an avenue for the documentation of stories, memories and reflections for current and future generations. Amy’s driven by her desire to help others tell their stories, ones that are all too often lost.

Westbrook Innovation
Amy Elizabeth Westbrook

Amy is starting a “creative house” for launching original concepts and solutions for business, branding and individuals. Her first signature trademarked solution will be dubbed, “BRANDOVERS” whereby clients (small to medium sized businesses) receive a customized approach to telling their story, to rework or completely “do over” their brand.

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“Every month, WomensNet awards three $10,000 Amber Grants to women-owned businesses. At the end of each year, monthly grant winners are eligible to receive one of three $25,000 annual grants.”


“Launched 20 years ago this grant honors the memory of a young woman who wanted to be an entrepreneur but died at age 19 before she could achieve her goal.”


“The Amber Grant offers three $10,000 grants to women-owned businesses each month. Then, at the end of each year, WomensNet gives an additional $25,000 to three grant winners from that year.”

Essence Magazine

“This organization offers monthly grants of up to $10,000 to support female entrepreneurs starting businesses. Those who qualify for these grants are also in the running for a yearly $25,000 grant.”