February 8, 2023
Our first $10,000 grant winner for 2023 and the January Business-Specific Category (Skilled Trades) goes to Sallie Plumley, founder of Sallie Plumley Studio.
Here’s part of Sallie’s story as told to WomensNet:
“I create custom hardwood furniture pieces with the highest level of craft that I can offer to customers from all over the US. I got my start in my grandpa’s woodshop when I was a little girl. I spent loads of time just watching and learning from him, and when I was 8 or 9, I joined his old man’s woodcarving club where I learned how to wood carve! He passed away when I was 15 and left me his woodshop.”
From there, Sallie went to college to learn how to craft wood into furniture. Then opened her very own studio. She currently shares her studio space with 4 guys, but will use the $10,000 Grant to move into her own studio space.
Congrats to Sallie — and we can’t wait to see her thrive in her new studio!!