West Seattle Women in Charge forms to promote women owned business
A new women's organization has formed in West Seattle called West Seattle Women in Charge. The idea for the group began at Alki Arts with Diane Venti. After discussing with numerous women business owners in the area, she decided to host a group of local women business owners.
Mind Unwind owner Krystal Kelley said, "We are trying to share ideas that can help all of us grow our businesses while also supporting our community." The group will also work to promote the arts however "Promoting the arts is not the main focus, but supporting the arts is important to most of the women in our group from what we have heard," said Kelley.
Women who have expressed interest in the group "encompass brick and mortar as well as internet and home-based business women," said Kelley. "WSWIC promotes businesses owned and run by women, addressing financial, marketing, creative and other issues while supporting arts and the community at large."
"We don't know exactly where this organization will go, but it starts with these conversations and having such a positive response after publishing the facebook page just a week ago, we are very excited about the possibilities."
Here is a list of the confirmed attendees for the next meeting:
- Krystal Kelley, Mind Unwind Art Gallery
- Diane Venti, Alki Arts
- Brenda Scallon, Caravan Gallery
- Diane Rose Vincent
- Breanna Rose Baillie
- Denise Miller, Seattle Style Salon
- Susan Carroll
- Jana Wachter
- Karen Lyons
- Yoli Grandjean, Health Coach
- Metta Lynn Biag
- Kathy Humphrey
- Gretchen Williamson-Evans, Gretchen's Grains
- Vanessa Carr
- Virginia Pellegrino, Independent Marketing & Writing Consultant
- Athena Frederick
- Sherri Edwards
- Rita Dixson, The Bridge
- Megan Cox Simons
- Angela Goodman, Photographer
- Melanie Coulson
- Linda Braddock, Style Cents
- Nyla Jordan-Bitterman, Cherry Blossom Boutique
- Lora Swift, Hotwire
- Charell Estby, Firefly Cafe
- Janet Seeley, Massage Therapist
- Kristin Peterson
- Susan Owens Grinker
- Tracey Record, WSB
- Peggy Ganong, Troublemaker
- Linda Walsh, Clementine
- Cary Jones, Spitfire Bookkeeping
The meeting details are on a Facebook events page here
Their mission statement reads: "We are the women business owners of West Seattle. We believe in symbiotic networking and idea-sharing with good intentions, supporting our wonderful community and the arts in West Seattle along with having a good time and smiling."