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Fall in Love with Chicks and Love Pizza Patio

Chicks & Love was created from the love, passion and talents of two native Bay Area professional women: Chef Kellie Joe and her wife, Vanda, a designer. Together, they are known as The Chicks. Kellie Joe, also known as Chef Chick, got started in 2010 by selling pizzas at the Orinda Farmers Market, then ended up at the Walnut Creek...
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The Queen of Mannequins Reaches for a Million

Judi Henderson of Mannequin Madness Growing a Million Dollar Business If you were to ask Judi Henderson how, on a whim, she turned an art project into a business approaching a million dollars, she would tell you “I know I’m standing here now because of Renaissance.” She attributes the success of her Oakland-based business, Mannequin Madness, to the confidence, network...
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Renaissance client Judi Henderson with mannequins.
Donate to Renaissance and Win a Two-Night Stay in Napa Wine Country!

Dear Friends, This season of giving, we need your support to deliver critical training, resources and ongoing support for Bay Area small business owners who want to launch and grow sustainable businesses. When you donate before December 31st your name will be entered for a chance to win a weekend in wine country. Check out the details below! A Two-Night...
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Astrid Lopez, Elite Sport Soccer and Financial Consultant

Who would have guessed that getting in financial difficulties can turn someone in a financial expert! It happened to Astrid Lopez. The Lopez family immigrated to the U.S. in the late eighties from Bogotá in order to escape Colombia’s political, social, and economic unrest, and live in a safer environment. Astrid and her husband pursued the economic opportunity afforded them and...
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12 Ways of Giving!

By Janice Nesamani, Communications Professional  Looking for the perfect gifts – ones that provide true meaning this holiday season –  a partridge in a pear tree or seven swans a swimming? We’ve put together a curated gift guide that gives you the opportunity to purchase products from companies run by women in the Renaissance community who not only offer fabulous products,...
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