Four successful women business owners from around Connecticut, received $4,000 in grants from Linda McMahon, at a recent event, “Women Making History,” co-sponsored by Ladies Who Launch and Unleash Your Voice.
McMahon, a Greenwich resident, who was the keynote speaker at the event, has been widely recognized as one of the country’s top female business executives. She co-founded Stamford-based WWE with her husband and was the company’s CEO, helping grow WWE from a modest, 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 700 employees in offices worldwide.
Grant recipients included:
- Katherine Dickson of Madison, CEO and founder of Guapa Films, a company that focuses on issues that face the women in the Latin community and are not found in the main stream media. It can be found at www.guapafilms.com.
- Teri Gaberman of Weston, CEO and founder of Berni & Mercer Friends for Life, a not-for-profit organization that educates encourages and comforts children with life threatening illnesses at all stages of their journey. It can be found at www.berniandmurcer.com.
- Andrea Greene of Southport, president and founder of Connecticut Cookie Co., a from-scratch baking operations. It can be found at http://www.CTCOCO.com.
- Linda Spevacek and Maureen Wolff, West Granby, founders of Just Ordinary Moms, which collects stories from “ordinary” moms across the country and creates books. Their next book will be titled “Just Ordinary Military Moms.” It can be found at http://justordinarymoms.com/.
“At Ladies Who Launch, our mission is to make entrepreneurship available to all women by offering them resources to help them start and grow their businesses,” said Kathy McShane, managing director of Ladies Who Launch, in prepared comments. “Bringing Linda McMahon into this event really added value and attracted more women entrepreneurs. She is committed to helping small companies.”
Unleash Your Voice is committed to helping women, said CEO Allyson Spellman.
“We’ve coached hundreds of women to stop settling for less and start living without limits. And working with Linda McMahon made perfect sense,” she said. “This event is designed to celebrate women who are currently making history by creating their own legacy through their business.”