Celebrating Women in Business

We are creating a piece of artwork for the WBENC. Women's Business Enterprise National Council, to thank them for all do to champion women in business. #WBENC
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Gail Ahlers
Art
Pawtucket
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

My name is Gail Ahlers, Artistic Director & CEO of Ahlers Designs, Inc. I am an artist and a WBENC-certified female business owner. 

I believe in the sisterhood of prosperity, women helping women is the key to success. Embarking into the world of business takes courage, conviction, and a true sense of self. Nevertheless, to venture onto the path alone would be difficult - being part of the WBENC community of women entrepreneurs gives women that unifying support system that becomes the “True North”, her guiding light for development, opportunity, recognition, and advocacy. 

So, in honor and dedication of Women History Month, we want to create a piece of artwork to Celebrate Women in Business. Given in appreciation to the WBENC Organization [Women’s Business Enterprise National Council], and held in recognition from all the pioneering and trailblazing women of business.

What We Need & What You Get

We need funding to create this one of a kind piece of artwork called "Celebrating Women in Business" and transport it to the unveiling at the WBENC National Conference this June in Minneapolis, MN. This artwork is a mixed media wall sculpture made of reclaimed lumber, steel, hand painted recycled soda cans that are made into Cherry Blossom flowers.

  •  The costs cover our costs for creating the art piece, transporting that artwork and getting the word out about this project so wonderful people like you can fund it.

There are multiple levels of giving, from $25 to $1,000. We hope that you will participate in this celebration as we thank WBENC for all they have done to promote women in business for almost twenty years.  

If our goal if not reached we will create the sculpture proportional to the amount of funds given.

The Impact

Well ... I don’t think I can say it any better than music artist Laurie Anderson:

 “You know, for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 63 cents. Now, fifty years ago that was 62 cents. So, with that kind of luck, it’ll be the year 3,888 before we make a buck, But hey, girls? ... We’re gonna make it ... We’re gonna save ourselves.”

Thank you WBENC - for providing an invaluable network of entrepreneurial women. By uniting us you make us stronger. Through your advocacy - we have a voice, and we have a seat at the table of commerce. With your help, we are 10.1 million strong women owned businesses in the US. The least we could do is say THANK YOU.

Other Ways You Can Help

Share this with your friends and family. Give your daughters, sisters, mothers, or friend the belief that if they can dream it they can make it happen by reaching out and working together. Use the Indiegogo share tools and get the word out!

 

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$2,205USD
raised by 31 people in 2 months
44% funded
0 time left
$5,050 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 5, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Dream Girl

    Company, or personal name *Listed in Social Media as supporter of project.

    2 claimed

  • $50USD
    Super Star

    Company, or personal name * Listed in Social Media as supporter of project. *Given a beautiful hand crafted Cherry Blossom brooch.

    9 claimed

  • $100USD
    Super Diva

    Company, or personal name *Listed in WE USA Magazine (print, June Issue); *Listed in Social Media as supporter of project. *Given a beautiful hand crafted Cherry Blossom brooch.

    14 claimed

  • $250USD
    Champion

    For this level of giving you will be given a print of the art piece that is created and given to WBENC. Company, or personal name *Listed in WE USA Magazine (print, June Issue); *Listed in Social Media as supporter of project.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD
    Rock Star

    Company, or personal name *Listed in WE USA Magazine (print, June Issue); *Live Link in WE USA Magazine digital edition; *Listed in Social Media & PR as supporter of project; *Given a beautiful hand crafted Cherry Blossom brooch.

    0 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Wonder Woman

    Company, or personal name *Etched into wood frame of sculpture for lasting posterity; *Listed in WE USA Magazine (print, June Issue); *Live Link in WE USA Magazine digital edition; *Listed in Social Media & PR as supporter of project; *Given a beautiful hand crafted Cherry Blossom brooch.

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