Welcome to Women’s Resource
You may often hear this phrase around our members: “I know someone…who knows someone…who knows someone.” Women’s Resource offers that opportunity to put these words to work through on-line connections, and social and business events in the South Sound.
Women’s Resource connects professionals, entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, students, start-ups and visionaries with opportunities to share, network, gain knowledge and business tips, as well as discover resources on services and product offered here locally in our own region.
Events vary providing from free to fee events, plus member-only events. Our goal is to provide value to our members and the community by continually building rich connections and resources that benefit businesses and end users with local services and products in creative, fun and inviting settings. See you at one of our next events.
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The Mission of the Women’s Resource is to encourage and support women in business by providing resources that connect services, products, knowledge, experience and community.
We are committed to this community and the women and businesses we serve. Since our first women’s networking event in 1998 it has always been our mission to offer new and fun ways to connect.
Our community partners are your community partners. From the SBA, local Chambers, Go Local, and many associations, you are part of it all when you are a part of Women’s Resource.
This new program awards one winner a year the opportunity to a cash award and mentorship hours to help their business grow. Learn more about our 2012 M&E Award winner
Members have the opportunity to pick their events and levels of participation levels first! See what’s available to sponsor
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Connect | Enrich | Grow
Female Executive Martini Monday:
Connect every 4th Monday over Martinis. Talk business, make connections and relax. Enrich by discovering new friends and resources. Grow by sharing and sponsorship opportunities. For more info: click here
Business Network Tour: The concept of the Business Network Tour is to provide the community and supporters of Women’s Resource an opportunity to visit and network in different environments; see what other companies are doing; and provide a fun, casual atmosphere to share knowledge and resources. Each venue provides a slight variation or theme. Each location will have different accommodations. Join us…we love to have fun!
“BNTU” stands for our very own “Business Network Tour University”. We aren’t a real university, however we will be offering Business Workshops and Learning Series. the “U” in BNTU is all about YOU! Resource include SBA, SCORE, William M. Factor Business Incubator, WorkSource, Chambers and our own WR Member Experts and Professionals.
–A Women’s Resource Premier Networking Show & Event: Event includes: catered appetizers & food, entertainment, networking, shopping, free resources, prizes AND connections. All this in a casino-themed event designed around FUN! Proceeds and funds raised at this event will support the 2014/2015 Mentorship & Entrepreurial
[M&E] Women’s Resource Grant and Mentorship Award
Mentorship & Entrepreneurial Program:
Women’s Resource, Inc seeks women 18 years and over to compete for the Mentorship and Entrepreneurial award. The “M&E” award includes a cash award and 60 hours of business mentorship for the 2015 calendar year. The mentor program will be customized to the winner’s needs helping them create achievable goals. Professionals will generously donate their experience and time with guidance from areas of financial, legal, insurance, human resources, marketing and business management. Find out more about the application process
Member-Only Rewards Events
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Call it vintage,timeless, fashionable–yet very, very personal. Jewel Kade comes from the heart…speaks to the heart. MORE
Creative services include graphic design, event coordination, WordPress customization and real estate photography. MORE
Live extraordinary lifestyles by owning and managing your own businesses while enhancing relationships along the journey. MORE
Energize your health with Arbonne’s vegan-certified, gluten free nutritional products, botanical skin care, aromatherapy and organic cosmetics. Feel fabulous! MORE
We provide assistance with analyzing a new business idea, plan development, marketing plan, financial management and loan resources. MORE
Your full service resource for residential & commercial real estate needs across the Puget Sound Region. MORE
One-stop shop for all your event needs. From venue to talent, food to floral and everything you need for your Gig Harbor event. MORE
Rachael Costner has over 25 years of experience in marketing and advertising. She earned her BA degree from San Diego State University. Washington has been her home since 1984. Rachael has worked closely with many businesses in the South Sound on branding strategy and marketing development as her role and principal of a Tacoma advertising agency. In 2011, Rachael sold her agency, Sands Costner & Associates, to her son–proving that a family succession can be successful. Her passion for connecting people and resources has been the driving force to the success Women’s Resource and the networking events that bind the members and the community.
In 2012, she was named Women of Influence by the Business Examiner and was SBA’s 2008 Women in Business Champion. It was an honor to receive The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Seattle District Office Washington State & Region 10 (WA, OR, ID, AK) Women in Business Champion award.
Today, Women’s Resource has the power of a strong and influential Advisory Board to help continue the vision and mission of Women’s Resource. With the combined efforts, women’s resource members will experience heightened energy, and new educational workshops and seminars, and of course our continued social networking events such as FEMM, Business Network Tours, JazzyJune and VIP member events.