Finalists for @segoawards have been posted! Head over to the link in the Sego profile to check out the list of finalists. You may recognize some of the amazing women represented there 💛
Our very own @jessicafrech made the top 5 finalists for tomorrow's @womenpreneursutah pitch competition! If you want to support our girl and hear her pitch, use code BraidCommunity for 30% off your ticket at checkout.
We loved seeing you Braiders IRL at our business plan workshop last night! If you missed out, make sure to keep an eye on our events page (link bio) for good things to come. We're doing some cool things with @chatbooks, @convoi_ , & @segoawards next month. Happy Friday illustration by @lamonastudio.
Founder @ahclew2 is out and about this week, but don't worry, the rest of the Braid team will be holding down the fort at tomorrow's business plan workshop. This is a small snapshot of a large installation @renwickgallery in DC. The artist invites all viewers to write down an intention or meaningful testament on a thin wooden square and then to place that square with many others as a part of the installation. Focus was the word that Allison chose. What meaningful word or statement would you choose? PS there's still time for you to get tickets to tomorrow's workshop at the link in bio.
Please remember that you matter. We are so excited to see you this Thursday at our workshop. Camille Pendleton, the executive director at our local Small Business Development Center, is going to help you get your business plan in gear. Early bird registration has been extended until tomorrow at noon, so get yr tickets soon! RSVP at link in bio. 📸: @westchesternewyork
Did you know that last year, only 3% of venture capital went to women owned businesses? We want to see this number change and our partnership with @convoi_ to run @segoawards is part of the plan. With the Sego Awards, we aim to celebrate & increase visibility for outstanding women entrepreneurs. If you haven't applied to win or nominated amazing female founders & CEOs, today is your last chance! Head over to segoawards.com to nominate + apply.
#tbt to some of the Braid team at @taneiallday's @provogirlssummit last month. We all met at Braid events and we could not be more glad. We love our community and the amazing people who are a part of it. If you haven't yet, make sure to sign up for our business plan workshop next Thursday for the opportunity to learn a valuable business skill and to meet some of our wonderful Braiders. 🔗 to register in bio!
#wcw on Frida Kahlo and this rad quote that keeps us going. Tomorrow is the @spring_fling_fundraiser dance party! All proceeds go to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis 💛 Head over to their bio to get your tickets and do some good. Illustration by @sarahliztate @britandco
We wouldn't be Braid without our amazing team members who are constantly weaving together and helping each other become better. Right now, we're building some new things and we cannot wait to share them with you soon!
Whatever you're working on this week, this month, or this year, we're here for you. Also, @segoawards application & nomination deadline for female founders and CEOs got extended to April 16th so there's time to apply & nominate if you haven't yet! Gala for finalists is on May 11th and retreat for top winners is on May 12th @sundanceresort's Rehearsal Hall. Illustration by @everyday.hooray.
Wishing you a beautiful spring weekend. Hope you get to recharge and rejuvenate with the people you care about.
Have you been following the @segoawards? We're partnering with @convoi_ to celebrate outstanding female founders and CEOs. We'd love to have you apply and nominate amazing women you know. Apply and nominate at the link in bio! Awards gala on May 11th to recognize 50 finalists and the top 2 from each category will stay for a full day retreat @sundanceresort on May 12th.
Happy Birthday to Braid’s founder, Allison Lew! The perfect quote to describe her comes from Shakespeare, “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” We love you, Allison! Go ahead and show Allison some love in the comments. PC: @trevorchristensen
Wishing you confidence this week, no matter how large the task or obstacle in front of you. PS Make sure to save a spot at our April 19th workshop on how to build a business plan! Link in bio. 📸: @trevorchristensen
A little something for you on this Thursday to keep you going strong as you finish out the week, especially if you feel like quitting. Illustration by @crashboomdesigns
#wcw on our founder Allison Lew who was recently featured in @utahvalleymagazine! Allison started Braid as a city program in 2016 because she wanted to start a community for women entrepreneurs to connect and learn, but at the end of 2017, she left her job at the city offices and has been working on building Braid as a business since then. Since taking the leap, the Braid team has had a lot of adventures, but we love doing what we do.
It's day 2 of this week! How are things going? Illustration by @shaunaparmesan
See you tomorrow @thestartupbuilding event space? We'll be there 9am-12pm so bring your projects and come work with us! RSVP at link in bio.