Michigan Women Forward's leadership believes that 100 women can accomplish anything they set out to do. That's why we created Power of 100 Women, our signature support group. This group harnesses the energy and support of successful Michigan women to foster economic empowerment for all women and girls in our state.
Southeast- Wine – Shopping – Girl Talk! Orlans Group generously hosted a Power of 100 Women event at their eTitle headquarters in Troy. It was a lively, inspirational evening and gave P100 members an opportunity to meet the women entrepreneurs they support and shop their innovative products. Highlight of the evening was an interactive panel discussion that stimulated new ideas and great connections among the women.
Kalamazoo- Power of 100 Women members and guests gathered at the Park Club to learn about MWF programs and initiatives in the Kalamazoo area. Guests heard from the West Michigan Business Plan & Pitch competition finalist Julie Fox, of Free Love Bakery, about her experience as a MWF entrepreneur and sampled her amazing gluten-free baked goods. The event was generously hosted by Martha Means Upjohn, Ann Parfet, and Lisa Rodriguez.
Grand Rapids- Power of 100 Women members in West Michigan had an experience in style at The Leslie Studio, including great conversation and makeup tips! Valerie Obenchain, AIRS, and Evelyn Ritter, UMP Analytical, entrepreneurs from the WM Business Plan & Pitch Competition were on hand, as well as young women who attended Camp Moxie, Kelci and Shadaa. Thank you to Mary Leslie for hosting and Vicky Weller for sponsoring the event.
Lansing- Paula D. Cunningham and AARP Michigan sponsored an event at Walnut Hills Country Club in East Lansing where Power of 100 members and guests heard about the work MWF is doing in Lansing and West Michigan. Nikki Thompson Frazier, owner of Sweet Encounter and WM Business Plan & Pitch Competition first place finalist, spoke about her competition experience and brought delicious samples to share. Members of the Lansing/East Lansing Chapter of Young Women for Change were also able to join us.
For more information on joining P100, please contact:
Southeast Michigan - Jennifer Pappas at firstname.lastname@example.org (313-771-3526)
West Michigan - Judy Welch at email@example.com (616-765-4224)