In this Issue: Alumni Step Up, October Events, November Events, Human Rights & Women’s Health, Camarillo Business Assistance Forum, Women Empowered Series, Small Business Jobs Act, Contract with the Government, Sell It Like a Woman
WEV needs you! At a time when WEV’s training programs and small business loans are needed more than ever, funding shortfalls threaten our ability to continue to provide program services at their current level.
Fundraising events are popping up all over the two counties. Come out to reconnect with your fellow alumni and support an organization that has made a difference in the lives of so many people. Read more below about upcoming events and how to get involved.
In Ventura County, contact Alumni Team Director, Brenda Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Santa Barbara County, contact Alumni Team Directors Matthew Berger at email@example.com and Dianne Duva at firstname.lastname@example.org
October Alumni Events
Wine & Chocolate Tasting
When: Saturday, October 16, 2pm Alumni: Jill-Marie & Jean-Michel Carré $40/person, 100% of the proceeds will benefit WEV! TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! Chocolats du Calibressan, 4193 Carpinteria Ave #4, Carpinteria
Brenda’s 3?th Birthday Fundraiser
When: Saturday, October 23, 6pm VC Alumni Director: Brenda Allison Complimentary glass of wine, appetizers and birthday cake included! Live auction items include media package from Gold Coast Broadcasting, Ventura County wine tour/limo/lunch package for 6, River Ridge round of golf for 4 and more! Minimum donation of $25/person or $150 for VIP Couples Package (2 tickets, Fab bag, bottle of wine, VIP seating). RSVP to Leslie 805.644.4740, email@example.com View invite. Ruby’s Cafe, 350 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard
When: October 24, 11am-5pm
Alumni: Shanna Sisney Adult cuts are $25, kids are $15! All net proceeds benefit WEV! And $1 of every hair cut in October will be donated to WEV too. Make appointments by calling 965.8200. Walk-ins welcome. Specify Shanna!
When: October 24-26 Alumni: Kristin Anderson, Talia Wunder & Ana Rojas This year, the Women’s Conference is a call to action inspiring women to see this challenging moment in history as an opportunity to come together and transform ourselves, our communities and our world. The conference is a collection of events, including fabulous shopping at The Village. WEV graduates Kristin Anderson of Lime Green Monkey, Talia Wunder of Devone Design Perfect Fit Jewelery and Ana Rojas of Comfy Commuter will each have a booth sponsored by WE Invest and WEV. To help other women become successful in their own businesses, both Devone Design and Comfy Commuter will donate 10% of all sales to WEV. Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802
Santa Barbara Axxess
When: Starting October 1 Alumni: Karim Kaderali Axxess Membership features exclusive discounts at over 300 local merchants, including unbeatable savings on dining out, golf, wine tasting, home, health, car and kids! $5 will be donated to WEV per membership purchase! Click here to purchase your 12th Edition Axxess Membership (2011). Select “Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)” to ensure that WEV receives donations from your purchase.
November Alumni Events
Fine Jewelry & 1st Thursday
When: Thursday, November 4, “1st Thursday”, 5-8pm
Alumni: Maurice Moreno Join in an evening of art, culture, wine and a raffle of fine jewelry and other auction items! Bella Rosa Jewelry, 1103 State St., Santa Barbara
Devone Design Perfect Fit Jewelry Launch & Reception
When: Saturday, November 6, 6-9pm Alumni: Talia Wunder View the entire exquisitely handcrafted collection and meet the artist at the Santa Paula Art Museum. 10% of all sales will be donated to WEV and the Santa Paula Art Museum. More info at www.perfectfitjewelry.com and 312.1845. See flyer. Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula
Human Rights & Women’s Health
On October 7 at 7pm in UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Direct Relief is hosting a free discussion with the former First Lady of Somaliand and visionary leader in women’s rights and women’s health, Edna Adan Ismail. A midwife by training, Edna Adan was featured in Nicholas Kristof’s book Half the Sky. She is founder and director of an innovative hospital in Somaliland. Come out, learn more and be inspired by this amazing woman and her story. View flyer.
Camarillo Business Assistance Forum
Come to the Camarillo Library on October 15, 7:30-10:30am to learn more about local business resources available to you. Whether your business is in retail, manufacturing, research & development, food services, construction, a home businesses – or even if you’re just getting started – you’ll take away valuable information from the many local, participating groups. View flyer.
Women Empowered Series, Part 1
Join Megan Amsler on October 12, 5:30-7pm for a glass of wine at her free event geared towards networking, education, inspiration and comradery. Learn more about goal setting and building wealth in different areas of your life. RSVP required, space is limited. View flyer.
Small Business Jobs Act & You
The Small Business Jobs Act, signed by President Obama on September 27, will provide critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs. The new law extends the successful SBA Recovery loans while offering billions more in lending support and tax breaks for entrepreneurs and small business owners. How will it affect your business? View fact sheet.
Contract with the Government – Learn How!
We hope you’ll take advantage of two workshops we’re offering in collaboration with the Federal Technology Center (FTC).
Westlake Village resident Maria Durant, a graduate of SET, is also the owner of Dance 4 Wellness. After giving dance lessons in her home studio, Durant is now in the process of moving to a larger space in Thousand Oaks to accommodate the growth of her business.