WEF, Letter from the President

Letter from the WEF President

I have been a consummate networker here in the valley, as well as a resource to the networking community, for over a decade. As a licensed Realtor knowing the right people has been equally as important as finding the right property.

Being part of organizations that make a difference feeds my soul while expanding my personal brand and business.

Shortly after meeting Julie Heiland at a NAWBO event she suggested I look into becoming a member of her board of directors for Women’s Enterprise Foundation.

What Are We All About?

The Women’s Enterprise Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports and inspires emerging women business owners within the greater Phoenix area who have a demonstrated business development need or who would benefit from specialized educational training and development opportunities.

The foundation’s mission is to support and inspire such enterprising women with scholarships and grants that enable them to further their education, leadership skills and opportunities to succeed.

WEF is proud to be a recurring primary financial supporter of the Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Mentoring Program. Our relationship with NAWBO and many of our community partners continues to strengthen and grow.

Introducing Our New 2016 WEF Board

As a member of NAWBO and an entrepreneur it seemed a perfect match for me to join the board, after my first year on the board the incoming President, Melanie Dunlap, requested I move into position as her President Elect. After spending the year, creating growth together, our board is now stronger and more passionate than ever before.  I look forward to the next 12 months as President with this team of exceptional women by my side.

Our board recognizes that as the economic power of women increases, employment rises, communities thrive and the local economy improves. I have always believed in an idyllic society where we are feeding each others businesses and meeting one another’s needs. Where through the power of support and collaboration our community wants for nothing.

WEF facilitates the circle of giving by providing support to women business owners, confident that their success will multiply and benefit many others. This concept of a “circle of giving” is in my opinion the key to each of our individual success in business and in life. With that success comes the opportunity and responsibility to give back, pay it forward, honor the previous generation, and pave the way for the next generation of women in business.

Why Women Business Owners Are Important

WEF also believes that women are the glue for their communities. Gone are the days of competition, collaboration is our new “C” word.

Women in business participate in, orchestrate and mediate relationships, opportunities and business growth in a way that is kind, special, altruistic and yet simultaneously we are fierce, independent and resourceful.

Helping to educate the community on how they can help, as well as why they should help has been in part my main focus as a member of the foundation’s board.

I enjoy going out into the community and sharing our goals, our vision, and our passion for entrepreneurial growth. As a lifelong, serial entrepreneur I know what it takes to make it, the fears, the excitement and the fabulous journey that is unique to each business and its founder.

How We Make It Happen

The funds that support WEF, and in turn allow us to provide scholarships and grants as well as support local programs, are often raised through fundraising events that are attended by both men and women from the business community. With this generous funding by individuals, corporations and local organizations, who are committed to providing women with opportunities to fulfill their dream of entrepreneurship.

We offer a variety of sponsorship, donor and volunteer opportunities. In return, we provide visibility for your local business, an opportunity to be part of something bigger than the everyday grind, and the platform to engage with like minded business men and women. I have worn many hats while on this board, and each role has improved my skills and expanded my world.

The people who know me are well aware of my fun loving personality and desire for hosting great events. Fortunately, the Women’s Enterprise Foundation fundraising events are not the run-of-the-mill golf tournaments and fashion shows. We host events that members of the community eagerly anticipate and willingly support. Be that as a panelist, MC, sponsor, attendee, contributor for our silent auction…or the smiling early morning greeter, the most important role of all!

How You CanGet Involved

I love living in the “Valley of the Sun”, I appreciate and am grateful for our business community and look forward to expanding my business both here and in Flagstaff, while keeping my eyes open for the next recipient of a WEF’s funded grant or scholarship…or maybe our future President.

If you have interest in a future board position or finding out if you may be eligible for a scholarship or grant please visit our beautiful website, which was generously donated by Infinite Reach, at www.wefphx.org.

WEF President, KK Kristine Kittleson

WEF, President, Kristine Kittleson

About KK:

Outgoing, people lover, buyer specialist Kristine Kittleson, a.k.a. “KK” has a natural ability to understand the needs and desires of the people she meets. Although her skill set is vast, her specialization of working with buyers in the real estate industry allows her to optimize her greatest attributes.

Her chosen field and need for ex cellence, has brought her t o current involvement with The AZ Real Estate Team, an established group of full time agents. Although the team is located in Scottsdale; their focus is on people, not places. They have the expertise and knowledge to create an exceptional experience with an outcome well beyond the expectations of most.

Contact:

AZ Real Estate Team

480.861.0453

kk@azreteam.com

WEF, Letter from the President

Letter from the WEF President

I have been a consummate networker here in the valley, as well as a resource to the networking community, for over a decade. As a licensed Realtor knowing the right people has been equally as important as finding the right property.

Being part of organizations that make a difference feeds my soul while expanding my personal brand and business.

Shortly after meeting Julie Heiland at a NAWBO event she suggested I look into becoming a member of her board of directors for Women’s Enterprise Foundation.

What Are We All About?

The Women’s Enterprise Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports and inspires emerging women business owners within the greater Phoenix area who have a demonstrated business development need or who would benefit from specialized educational training and development opportunities.

The foundation’s mission is to support and inspire such enterprising women with scholarships and grants that enable them to further their education, leadership skills and opportunities to succeed.

WEF is proud to be a recurring primary financial supporter of the Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Mentoring Program. Our relationship with NAWBO and many of our community partners continues to strengthen and grow.

Introducing Our New 2016 WEF Board

As a member of NAWBO and an entrepreneur it seemed a perfect match for me to join the board, after my first year on the board the incoming President, Melanie Dunlap, requested I move into position as her President Elect. After spending the year, creating growth together, our board is now stronger and more passionate than ever before.  I look forward to the next 12 months as President with this team of exceptional women by my side.

Our board recognizes that as the economic power of women increases, employment rises, communities thrive and the local economy improves. I have always believed in an idyllic society where we are feeding each others businesses and meeting one another’s needs. Where through the power of support and collaboration our community wants for nothing.

WEF facilitates the circle of giving by providing support to women business owners, confident that their success will multiply and benefit many others. This concept of a “circle of giving” is in my opinion the key to each of our individual success in business and in life. With that success comes the opportunity and responsibility to give back, pay it forward, honor the previous generation, and pave the way for the next generation of women in business.

Why Women Business Owners Are Important

WEF also believes that women are the glue for their communities. Gone are the days of competition, collaboration is our new “C” word.

Women in business participate in, orchestrate and mediate relationships, opportunities and business growth in a way that is kind, special, altruistic and yet simultaneously we are fierce, independent and resourceful.

Helping to educate the community on how they can help, as well as why they should help has been in part my main focus as a member of the foundation’s board.

I enjoy going out into the community and sharing our goals, our vision, and our passion for entrepreneurial growth. As a lifelong, serial entrepreneur I know what it takes to make it, the fears, the excitement and the fabulous journey that is unique to each business and its founder.

How We Make It Happen

The funds that support WEF, and in turn allow us to provide scholarships and grants as well as support local programs, are often raised through fundraising events that are attended by both men and women from the business community. With this generous funding by individuals, corporations and local organizations, who are committed to providing women with opportunities to fulfill their dream of entrepreneurship.

We offer a variety of sponsorship, donor and volunteer opportunities. In return, we provide visibility for your local business, an opportunity to be part of something bigger than the everyday grind, and the platform to engage with like minded business men and women. I have worn many hats while on this board, and each role has improved my skills and expanded my world.

The people who know me are well aware of my fun loving personality and desire for hosting great events. Fortunately, the Women’s Enterprise Foundation fundraising events are not the run-of-the-mill golf tournaments and fashion shows. We host events that members of the community eagerly anticipate and willingly support. Be that as a panelist, MC, sponsor, attendee, contributor for our silent auction…or the smiling early morning greeter, the most important role of all!

How You CanGet Involved

I love living in the “Valley of the Sun”, I appreciate and am grateful for our business community and look forward to expanding my business both here and in Flagstaff, while keeping my eyes open for the next recipient of a WEF’s funded grant or scholarship…or maybe our future President.

If you have interest in a future board position or finding out if you may be eligible for a scholarship or grant please visit our beautiful website, which was generously donated by Infinite Reach, at www.wefphx.org.

WEF President, KK Kristine Kittleson

WEF, President, Kristine Kittleson

About KK:

Outgoing, people lover, buyer specialist Kristine Kittleson, a.k.a. “KK” has a natural ability to understand the needs and desires of the people she meets. Although her skill set is vast, her specialization of working with buyers in the real estate industry allows her to optimize her greatest attributes.

Her chosen field and need for ex cellence, has brought her t o current involvement with The AZ Real Estate Team, an established group of full time agents. Although the team is located in Scottsdale; their focus is on people, not places. They have the expertise and knowledge to create an exceptional experience with an outcome well beyond the expectations of most.

Contact:

AZ Real Estate Team

480.861.0453

kk@azreteam.com