“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.

“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