Ashley Phelps, creator of GLOB arts and crafts products which are sourced from natural, recyclable and biodegradable materials.
EILEEN FISHER is proud to support Woman Entrepreneurs through their annual Business Grant Program
The EILEEN FISHER grant program seeks applicants from wholly women-owned businesses that combine the principles of social consciousness, sustainability, and innovation to create new businesses or invigorate existing ones.
In addition to the key social principals, an essential for each applicant is a solid business plan and a strategy for long term growth. The five grant recipients' receive a $12,500 grant, mentoring from internal EILEEN FISHER teams and a trip to New York City for a three-day workshop with EILEEN FISHER committee members and past grant recipients.
Company founder Eileen Fisher believes that now, more than ever, is the time to instill confidence in woman entrepreneurs. "This is a terrifying time for businesses. I know how important it is to have someone believe in and validate your work," says Fisher. "I want to encourage women entrepreneurs and firmly believe that business can be used to create social change, even if the economic climate is uncertain," says Eileen.
"The credit market is still tight for small businesses, even as the economy rebounds," says Cheryl Campbell, EILEEN FISHER Business Grant Facilitator. "In this economy, we want to continue to inspire women to pursue new opportunities and creative solutions that will move their businesses forward in a sustainable way."
The EILEEN FISHER Business Grant Program for Woman Entrepreneurs was launched in 2004 with a single grant to commemorate the company's 20th anniversary. Since then, five grants have been awarded each year. The guidelines for the annual Women-Owned Business Program are continuing to evolve. Please check the company's website to find out more about the new ways we will be supporting women entrepreneurs. (www.eileenfisher.com/grants)
EILEEN FISHER creates beautifully simple clothes designed to move with real life. Founded in 1984, the company reported overall annual sales of $300 million. The collection is sold by major retailers and specialty stores across the U.S. and Canada as well as in 53 company-owned stores. Based in Irvington, N.Y., the company operates showrooms in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and now in the UK. For more information, please visit www.eileenfisher.com Press Contact: Kerri Devaney 212.466.4336 email@example.com
The 2013 EILEEN FISHER Women's Business Grant Cycle is open!
Deadline is May 31st, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Click here to apply.
To view a PDF of the application, please click here.
NOTE: Only online applications will be accepted.