Building on the connections we made.
Invest. Build. Connect.
Women Mean Business
Our recent Women Mean Business Forum shed light
on powerful stories of success, failure,
and women continuing to beat the odds,
as they built their businesses.
Our speakers spoke from their hearts and experiences - bravely sharing successes and challenges including:
Trusting yourself, even if you have to:
Write a 200 page business plan to prove to yourself, as well as to others, that your wild dream is possible.
Be told by banks that you do not qualify for a loan.
Be told that it is impossible because of who you are.
Get started, by:
Building trusted relationships, over time, with people who get your business and want to invest in it.
Listening to others who challenge you.
Seeing what others believe is a weaknesses as a strength.
Believing in yourself.
The Maine Women's Fund strives to create space for women to connect with one another to empower us all and transform the lives of Maine women and girls.
Thank you to everyone who shared their stories
with so much honesty and vulnerability.
, Founder and CEO of
Black Bear Support Services
in Lewiston, on how she built her business
, Founder and Owner of
The Willie Wags
in Bangor, on how she built her business
, Director of the Women's Business Center,
, President & Founder of Women United Around the World, Founder of
Adele Masengo Designs
, Owner of Antoine’s Tailor Shop and Formal Wear
, Owner and Director of Operations,
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine Women Magazine
Thank you to our generous sponsors
for making all the connecting possible!
Gorham Savings Bank
Community Health Options
New Ventures Maine
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