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The Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council Needs YOU! (Women and Men welcome!)

  The Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council was founded in 2016 to provide support and guidance in driving programmatic direction, raising funds and increasing the visibility of lower-income women entrepreneurs as they strive to create better futures for themselves and their families. In its pilot year, under the leadership of Chair Charmaine Detweiler, the Council provided leadership to drive sponsorship and sales...
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Women’s History Month: Renaissance Honors Trailblazing Women in Business

All of us at Renaissance are thrilled to invite you in to join us in celebrating our trailblazing women entrepreneurs. This year’s Women’s History Month is especially exciting as The National Women’s History Project declared “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” as its annual theme. I am proud that supporting women to achieve their true potentials, create wealth and...
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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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