“The WEF Scholarship has been such a huge blessing in my life and for my business as it has created various opportunities for growth and provided a huge network of wonderful women. I was immediately in awe of the women in NAWBO as they are extremely supportive and eager to help each other succeed. I have made many meaningful connections in such a short time period and learned great tools to grow my business. Through participating at the monthly luncheons, I met an inspiring business coach who has helped my business greatly. I am very appreciative to have had the opportunity to be a scholarship recipient and look forward to supporting other women who will benefit from this opportunity in the future.”

Dr. Yasaman Tasalloti, ND
Dr. Yasaman Tasalloti, NDDr Yas ND

Molly Snyder is a local Tempe Emerging Artist, perfecting her hand-tied natural fabric art. Groove Babe Tie Dye is handcrafted with love and thoughtful intention. She grew up in Arizona, has multiple degrees from ASU including a master’s in Sustainable Energy Management, & a 12-year career in Environmental Service. She married an Army Serviceman & together they have 3 young children, whose natural wonder, love of rainbows, & fun personalities have inspired many of her tied & dyed creations. Molly, along with her 3rd Generation Arizona Family also have a love for the Arizona desert and the ASU Sun Devils!

During the Fall of 2017, Molly Snyder applied & and graciously became a grant recipient from the WEF. She was invited to participate as a vendor in the Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts which attracts over 250,000 visitors. The grant money she received enabled her to purchase her booth equipment and supplies for the clothing/decor she hand-dyes. During the Fall she created over 1,000 pieces, which boosted her supply to nearly $22,000 in inventory. She used the grant money as well as $3,000 of her own savings to complete this daunting task. She was able to generate her largest revenue to date during the fall festivals, and continuing into January 2018 (already participated in 2 vending markets this year). She developed her branding, logo, and website to achieve a more professional look to her company.

Molly’s promoting her Groove Babe Tie Dye Pies® a new age No-Mess Kit which creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind items. Everyone who uses kit creates their very own Tie Dye, LOVES it and raves that it’s unlike any other tie-dye product they’ve used. She plans to submit the kit as a new crafting product to online craft magazines sales and gain entrepreneurial investor partnership along the way. She’s debuted the kit with local elementary schools – check our website for promotional video coming soon! www.GrooveBabe.com

Thank you for your support in this local Arizona Small Business.

Molly Snyder
Molly SnyderFounderGroove Babe Tie Dye

“The Women’s Enterprise Foundation awarded my company a scholarship for a year long NAWBO Phoenix membership and I am truly grateful because this has given me a chance to grow both individually and professionally. [It] has benefited me by increasing my business knowledge, focus, and overall confidence… I learned how to run my business more efficiently and professionally.

With Some of the experiences that have directly benefited me are the NAWBO University, Neighborhood NAWBO, and the monthly luncheons. I plan to pay it forward by being a mentor in NAWBO’s mentoring program starting in October in which I am currently a mentee.

As my scholarship year has come to an end, I just want to give a ‘BIG Thank You’ to the WEF! ” 

Jill WorkmanWicked Wicker

“I participated in the NAWBO Mentoring program as a Mentor; I was looking for a way to get more involved in the organization.  I was pleasantly surprised at the caliber of material presented at each session and the level of accountability demanded of the participants.  The commitment each mentee made toward establishing or growing their business was inspiring.  I ended the program more energized about my business with new tools and contacts.  The greatest take away was the sense of pride watching my mentee take her business from an idea to reality.  WEF, I hope you know what a difference you are making by funding this program.”

Kathleen Duffy YbarraPresident, DuffyGroup, Inc.

Phaedra Earhart has owned her local insurance business, the Earhart Insurance Agency, since July of 2010 and is licensed in the entire state of AZ.  She specializes in Commercial, Auto/Home and Life insurance and truly values the connections she makes in her community. Phaedra has built her agency over time by focusing on four key pillars:

Clients: Our clients are why we exist. Our goal is to give the best customer service experience possible, by focusing on our client’s insurance goals and observing the Platinum Rule – treat others as THEY want to be treated.

Community: We will always be good citizens of our community, focusing on building strong local relationships, along with supporting our schools, firefighters and police officers.

Coverage: Our goal is to make sure our clients are educated about their coverage, so that they are able to make informed decisions about their personal insurance plan.

Claims: Going through a claim is emotionally and physically draining. Our pledge is to be there for our clients, with support and guidance throughout the claims experience.

Phaedra has long enjoyed building community connections and volunteers her time and money with different organizations around the Valley. Recently Phaedra decided that she wanted to be more involved in her own neighborhood, Power Ranch, where she has lived since 2005. It made sense to join her local Power Ranch business group, ASPiRE, but she wanted to make sure to have a presence, and not just join another group.

Phaedra received a grant from WEF to assist in making an impact within the ASPiRE group. Her plan was to reach out to her neighborhood of over 15,000 residents, by sponsoring events and joining the leadership team of ASPiRE. So far Phaedra has made an impact by sponsoring 3 events this year, with plans to sponsor another 2 in the fall. She joined the leadership team and that keeps her in front of the many business owners of Power Ranch.

Phaedra is happy to answer any questions about the WEF grant program and can be reached at 480-776-5150 or pearhart@farmersagent.com. Visit her website at Earhart Insurance Agency.

Phaedra Earhart
Phaedra EarhartFarmers Insurance Agent in Gilbert, AZEarhart Insurance Agency

“Going through NAWBO’s Mentoring Program this past year was more than just a great learning experience.  It literally helped me decide to move forward with my consulting business.  The program was really well organized and ran by 5 very talented NAWBO members and successful women business owners which made you feel that it was indeed a special, once in a lifetime opportunity.  My mentor was wonderful, supportive and gave me realistic solutions to the challenges inherent in a start-up business and I also learned a great deal from the other mentors and mentees.  WEF, thank you for funding such a meaningful program for women business owners!” 

Nancy GracePrincipal, Graceful Fundraising

“We are absolutely delighted the Women’s Enterprise Foundation has chosen Junior Achievement for a grant!  The grant will help fund seventy-three 5th grade girls at Power Ranch Elementary in Gilbert.  The girls are participating in JA BizTown™ and are currently undergoing preparation for their day operating the town. “

Mary Anne DotyDirector of Development Junior Achievement