In the past few months, we're thrilled and humbled to announce that we've been selected for two awards - the Successful Women Giving Back Award and the Amber Grant!
Women's Economic Ventures (WEV), a local nonprofit empowering women entrepreneurs (and huge cheerleader for RoHo) presented RoHo and Caleigh with the Successful Women Giving Back Award along with a $10,000 check and business support package. This award, whose recipient is selected by a group of WEV supporters, recognizes an entrepreneur who has been in business five years or less and exemplifies the spirit of giving back. This $10,000 went towards product development in our last trip to Kenya!
-Caleigh and other award winners at the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards in May
And we learned recently that we were also selected as the June Amber Grant Recipient through Women's Net! The Amber Grants began in 1998 and was launched by WomensNet to honor the memory of a young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at the age of 19 – unable to fulfill her entrepreneurial dreams. We received a $2,000 Amber Grant and are now eligible for our annual $25,000 Amber Grant, which will be awarded at the end of 2019 to 1 of 12 qualifiers!
Here is the blog post about us for the Amber Grant! Part of what makes it so special is that the public gets to have a say in who received the $25,000 grant in December! Please please please vote for us on their site here!