Mrs. New Jersey Kristina Henderson met with a number of ladies enterprise leaders in Frenchtown just lately to debate how ladies can higher community with one another to develop their manufacturers, pivot through the pandemic if crucial, get inspiration, receive mentorships, and enhance their general visibility.
Amongst these in attendance have been Purotu Salon and Boutique Proprietor Kelli Lupo, Council President and Police Commissioner Michele Liebtag, and Councilwoman Megan Fielder.
It was a part of Henderson’s statewide tour of New Jersey visiting with ladies enterprise homeowners in all 21 counties.
Whereas in Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, Mrs. New Jersey additionally toured Libby Beans Chocolatier and met with proprietor Libby Ballantine. She additionally had the pleasure of assembly Frenchtown Café Proprietor Rosella Caloiero and HAWK+FLORET Proprietor Betty-Baines Saum. Throughout Henderson’s go to to Sparta, Sussex County, she toured Pattycakes Bakery at Lake Mohawk and met with Proprietor Patty Gozdenovich.
“Particularly now throughout COVID, I firmly consider that ladies enterprise homeowners should look to one another for assist and steering within the ever-changing enterprise local weather. If we’re ready to help one other girl enterprise proprietor, we should always embrace the chance … as a result of when certainly one of us succeeds, all of us succeed,” mentioned Henderson.
“The rise of self-determined ladies in enterprise connecting with one another can solely strengthen creativity and thought management. Enhancing one another is so empowering. All of us have totally different presents, and this makes us so excited to be a part of such magnificence! Thanks for this inclusion!” added Purotu Salon and Boutique Proprietor Kelli Lupo.
“It’s a breath of recent air to get encouragement and assist from Mrs. New Jersey. It’s simply fantastic that she’s utilizing her platform to assist elevate ladies in enterprise. She’s taking her crown to a complete totally different degree making an affect on Major Streets all through New Jersey,” mentioned Pattycakes Bakery Proprietor Patty Gozdenovich.
Throughout all of the visits, the enterprise homeowners in contrast experiences about pivoting through the pandemic to succeed and the significance of rising a feminine assist system within the enterprise neighborhood.
Because the Chief Govt Officer of Henderson Promos in Pink Financial institution, Kristina shared her private expertise about having to take a threat throughout COVID-19 and shifting to PPE manufacturing because of fewer in-person occasions. Her firm, that she owns together with her husband Barton Henderson, is now certainly one of solely a handful of firms producing “USA made” 3ply masks. Of the tens of millions of masks offered, most have gone to guard frontline employees.
Mrs. New Jersey additionally spoke to the ladies enterprise homeowners about the advantages of being a licensed U.S. Girls-Owned Small Enterprise and Girls’s Enterprise Enterprise. The advantages embrace entry to leads for bids and proposals, entry to alternatives in massive companies, credibility, entry to buying brokers, and, most significantly, being a part of the dear community that helps a enterprise enhance its visibility.
“I encourage ladies enterprise homeowners to suppose larger. Regardless of how nicely their present firm is doing, at all times take into consideration the subsequent degree… and go for it,” added Henderson.