As female entrepreneurs ourselves, we were excited to learn about the Rise Project launched by Stacy's Pita Chip Company three years ago. Staying true to their roots as a company founded by a strong female entrepreneur, the Rise Project supports female-founded businesses through funding and mentoring.
Stacy's Pita Chip Company, one of the featured products in Cat Cora's crate, is giving back in a big way! This year, Stacy's created six-limited edition bags, designed by female artists, each representing a critical step on the journey to becoming a female entrepreneur - Inspiration, Courage, Grit, Nourishment, Success and Community. To commemorate the release, Stacy's issued a rally call to consumers to help match the brand's $100,000 commitment to United Way's "Women United" program by donating $10 to receive one of the six limited-edition bags and a commemorative 8 x 10 print of the featured artwork. The donations will help fund microgrants for women entrepreneurs who are interested in opening their own business or growing their existing business.
Next month, Stacy's will be working with Alice, a leading online resource for women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs, to award $200,000 to help women grow their food-focused business. A team of leading business experts will serve as judges to select five female entrepreneur finalists who will be awarded a $20,000 funding prize, entrepreneurial advice and network building support. One of these women will win an additional $100,000 grand prize award to help take their business to the next level.
Help women rise! To learn more visit www.stacyssnacks.com.