2018 Grant Recipients

Throughout the year, our local eWomenNetwork Chapters raise funds so that they qualify to issue a grant to a local non-profit group. As the Chapter achieves their fundraising goals, they decide which charitable organization located in their area will receive the funds. These organizations are small, grassroots operations that have no national affiliation and who are dedicated to serving the needs of women and children within their communities.






DayBreak - Colorado Springs, CO 

DayBreak, the first and only respite program in Woodland Park, CO, provides a break in the day for the at-home caregiver and a day out for their loved one - offering social interaction and meaningful activities in a “home away from home” setting. Days are filled with love, patience, acceptance, respect, humor and community.






Kids Mobility Network - Denver, CO 

Kids Mobility Network provides wheelchairs and other medical equipment to children with disabilities. The organization serves uninsured and under-insured families that cannot get this expensive, yet necessary equipment. To date, the charity has provided more than 1,500 pieces of equipment with a community benefit that exceeds $5,500,000.






Working Wardrobes - Orange County, CA 

At Working Wardrobes, we do everything in our power to help men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work. Our clients are workforce-ready by participating in career training, job placement assistance and professional wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect.


2018 Emerging Leader Finalists

This award recognizes our leaders of tomorrow and the promise of a vibrant and heart-centered future. Applicants in this category are the “best and the brightest” in the 22- 29 age group. Emerging Leaders must have demonstrated extraordinary and significant accomplishments in the areas of education, business and service to their communities.






Amy Bertle
Sponsored by the
Denver, CO Chapter






Sarah Buxbaum
Sponsored by the
Calabasas, CA Chapter






Angelica Catani
Sponsored by the
Central New Jersey, NJ Chapter






Hilliary Gaymon
Sponsored by the
Charlotte, NC Chapter






Laura Gonzalez 
Sponsored by the
Sacramento, CA Chapter






Courtney McCaughey 
Sponsored by the
Phoenix, AZ Chapter


2018 Business Matchmaker of the Year Award Finalists

This award recognizes one unique woman who has consistently gone out of her way to help others succeed. She is the consummate connector, who unselfishly looks out for the business needs of others.






Alla Bardov
North Dallas/Plano, TX

Alla Bardov is the founder of Sell Yourself for Success, a sales education system focused on developing self-confidence and providing the building blocks of growing a business. Alla is a results-driven professional with over 30 years domestic and international experience in sales, accounting, financial analysis, marketing, training and customer service.






Penny Brenden
Denver, CO

The “Networking Queen of Denver,” Penny Brenden has pursued her career in all aspects of business. Penny’s gift is to connect business owners together; developing their ability to share their business with a crystal-clear vision and message so they capture the right audience. She has inspired many entrepreneurs to reach their dreams.

 





Marci Fournier
Greater Hartford, CT

Marci creates and produces expositions, networking events, fashion shows and conferences. She also offers virtual assistance for your everyday mailing list entries to spreadsheets and everyday bookkeeping. Marci’s passion is about creating confidence in others to be seen and heard.


2017 Grant Recipients

Throughout the year, our local eWomenNetwork Chapters raise funds so that they qualify to issue a grant to a local non-profit group. As the Chapter achieves their fundraising goals, they decide which charitable organization located in their area will receive the funds. These organizations are small, grassroots operations that have no national affiliation and who are dedicated to serving the needs of women and children within their communities.

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The Care Project - Orange County, CA 

The CARE Project, Inc. provides emotional and financial support to male and female breast cancer patients undergoing and recovering from treatment. TCP is funded entirely by donations, fundraising and grants. The CARE Project is run entirely by volunteers.

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Children First for Oregon - Portland, OR 

Children First works to improve the lives of Oregon’s kids by reporting comprehensive data on child well-being, coordinating advocacy organizations to speak up for children in state policy, supporting the success of children as they leave foster care and connecting service providers with families to foster child abuse prevention.

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RIM Ministries - Montgomery County, MD 

Retouch International Ministries (RIM) is a Non-Profit Organization in the Maryland Metropolitan area. RIM’s mission is “To empower ‘undiscovered’ (at risk of suspension, expulsion, other) teenage girls by exposing them to and teaching them core values, life skills, opportunities and resources which will prepare them for success in their adolescent and future lives.”

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Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute - Colorado Springs, CO

The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Insititute is dedicated to inspiring community and elevating women’s voices through film. Now in its 30th year, the Institute presents several annual events and film screenings, including the longest running women’s film festival in North America.

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Stigma - Free Society - Victoria, BC 

There are many stigmas that exist in society such as mental illness, ageism and racism, that contribute to our perceptions and attitudes of people who face challenges in their lives. The Stigma-Free Society’s Stigma-Free Zone programs support and educate individuals, especially youth, to manage their personal mental wellness and promote a stigma-free world.

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Western Nevada College - Reno, NV 

WNC Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to enriching Western Nevada College student’s learning experiences through scholarships and financial assistance. WNC Foundation believes students need support along the pathway to success and works in partnership with the community to ensure students have the resources, encouragement and services needed to realize their dreams.

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Women & Family Life Center - Greater Hartford, CT

Women & Family Life Center is a place where hope begins when the door opens, needs are met with dignity and lives are changed forever. Our programs provide essential pathways to women as they leave abusive relationships, rebuild their lives after divorce, face economic hardships or navigate life’s many transitions.


2017 Emerging Leader Finalists

This award recognizes our leaders of tomorrow and the promise of a vibrant and heart-centered future. Applicants in this category are the “best and the brightest” in the 22- 29 age group. Emerging Leaders must have demonstrated extraordinary and significant accomplishments in the areas of education, business and service to their communities.

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Jenny Finch
Sponsored by the
Twin Cities, MN Chapter

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Christine Hernandez
Sponsored by the
Denver, CO Chapter

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Caylin Schmenk
Sponsored by the
Orange County, CA Chapter

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Tahlia Sage
Sponsored by the
Vancouver Metro, BC Chapter

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Elizabeth Victory
Sponsored by the
Tucson, AZ Chapter

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Stephanie Whitmoyer
Sponsored by the
Colorado Springs, CO Chapter

2017 Emerging Leader Winner
Tahlia Sage

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Business Matchmaker of the Year 2017

Nikky Phinyawatana
Dallas, TX


Nikky is a visionary entrepreneur--the creator of Asian Mint Restaurants. Recently, Asian Mint was awarded Dallas Eater’s #1 Best Thai Food, Culture Map’s Top 100 Restaurants and accolades from USA Today and Zagat. Chef Nikky infuses love and passion into her innovative Asian Fusion menus as well as her dedication to philanthropic work.