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.
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.
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