Companies Collaborating to Fund Women Entrepreneurs for International Women's Day with Whole Planet Foundation

Mar 3, 2021 5:45 PM ET
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Whole Planet Foundation is celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs during March 7-8 with a virtual event in honor of International Women’s Day. This online, two-day event aims to include 1,000 participants and raise $85,000 to support economic equality for 2,500 more people working hard to escape poverty.  Registration levels start at $10 and include giveaways (like an Eastman acoustic guitar and Cuisinart Air Fryer with a suite of products donated by Primal Kitchen) and more, thanks to the generosity of our partners.  Every ticket gives participants access to event panels, talks, and entertainment.

This event coming at a critical time of need is made possible by the support of event sponsors. The March 7-8 online event is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities through access to business capital.  Thanks to sponsors, proceeds from the event will fund microcredit for low-income entrepreneurs around the world – mostly women - through Whole Planet Foundation. We are grateful to Platinum Sponsors GOJO, Makers of PURELL™ and Ripple Foods, Gold Sponsor Honey Mama’s, Silver Sponsors Holle USA and Studio AZUL, and Bronze Sponsors ALO DrinkBach Rescue, Coconut KingFancypants Baking Co.Freestyle LanguagesGenius Juice & Arte WellnessLundberg Family Farms, Nixie Sparkling WaterShoes For Crews, Taylor Guitars, and Urban Betty.   Whole Planet Foundation is so grateful for their generosity!

Platinum Sponsors share their purpose:

GOJO, Makers of PURELL™

“Everything we do at GOJO is in pursuit of our Purpose, Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions,” said Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, Executive Chair of GOJO, a third-generation Family Enterprise and maker of PURELL® solutions. “As a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we are living our value of seeing potential in every person and helping them grow by getting behind women entrepreneurs with the Whole Planet Foundation.”

Ripple Foods

"Ripple Foods was built on the truth that even the smallest actions can have far reaching impacts. As a start-up in the CPG world, we understand the importance of receiving and providing support to young entrepreneurs. That's why we're excited to partner with Whole Foods Market and the Whole Planet Foundation to pay forward the support we've received and continue to spread the Ripple Effect" says Laura Flanagan, CEO of Ripple Foods. 

On Sunday, March 7th, participants can join curated panels and talks designed to inspire and educate on topics like entrepreneurship, investing and self-care demonstrations.  Sunday evening from 6-8pm CST, participants are invited to tune in to a special online concert presented by URSA Live with event partners Planet LA Records and Manic Monkee. On Monday, March 8th, start your day with virtual yoga and meditation, a video message and upbeat dance video, and then a lunchtime Zoom.  Each session will offer a special giveaway to honor audience members, too.

Please join these sponsors in powering Whole Planet Foundation’s virtual event and encourage the next generation of female entrepreneurs working hard to escape poverty.