Founder’s Corner: July 16th

Hello Warriors,

There’s been a lot of cool work going on behind the scenes here and I’m really excited to start offering some education content in the coming months. Rise’s mission is to support women and women owned businesses. There are many ways that we can do that, from networking events where women can connect to workshops on starting and building your own business to hopefully someday soon offering grants for women to get the capital and support they need to take the first step to entrepreneurship.

We have big ideas and big plans around here and we’re going to need your help to see this through. So far I’ve had a lot of women offer their time for education sessions and that has helped me start putting the training calendar together. Here’s what else we could use help with:

  • Memberships: membership funds go directly towards the infrastructure that supports our events and (someday) our grant program. Consider joining to help support our mission
  • Facilities: Right now Rise has access to a couple of places in Alexandria to hold events. If you own a business in the surround areas of Northern VA, DC or Maryland that would be good for a networking event or education session, please get in touch.
  • Your Story: Rise members LOVE to hear the stories of other women. Everyone has something they can share that will add value to our conversation and our mission. Consider speaking, serving on a panel or contributing to the blog.

We have an event coming up next month and I’m happy to announce that registration is free for everyone! We have a few spots available for sponsorships. If you would like to sell your products at the event, let me know!

Thank you for your support!



Lindsey Canaley, Founder

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