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Monday, February 25, 2008

Country Living Women Entrepreneurs

Country Living magazine has an annual event that celebrates women entrepreneurs. This year's event, Country Living Women Entrepreneurs --A Celebration of Creativity, held in Chicago on March 15, will be the first I have attended. I will be joining several of my Make Mine Pink sisters to cheer loudly as our own Joyce Lucas, Founder of Make Mine Pink, receives one of the coveted awards.

The March issue of Country Living features a write-up on each of the eight winners. I found them all to be inspirational, but Joyce's article on page 39 is the one that the magazine opens to. I have read and reread it so many times that it is forever bound to open there. Not that I didn't already know the story. I did, but I am just so proud and happy that the woman we affectionately call Mama Bear is receiving this much-deserved honor!

I have been a member of MakeMinePink since May, 2006. It was the best thing I could have done for my business. Aside from the marketing opportunities, the forum introduced me to some of the most helpful women that I have ever known. It is a community of like-minded individuals, sharing many of the same interests, coming from a variety of backgrounds, possessing various levels of business experience, working together to promote each other’s businesses. And the force behind all this is Joyce. She is selfless in her promotion of the website and its members. Without her tender care, encouragement, gentle pushes to move out of my comfort zone, and watchful care and concern, I would not be the confident business owner I am today.

I don't know if you have ever really looked at the little purse icon that each member of MakeMinePink displays on their websites and blogs. It says: "A Proud Member of Make Mine Pink". And I am!

Congratulations, Joyce! Pink--It's more than a color. It's the color of success!


Miss Rhea said...

That is great Karen !! I love to see women being elevated and receiving recognition for their talents. :) I know how hard most of us work, on our families and businesses. Your jewelry is just wonderful !! Good for you !! :)

GardenGoose said...

stopping by to invite you over to my blog where I am hostessing not 1..but 3 fun drawings in celebration of Leap yr. day. won't you come join the fun?
p.s. saw the country living article/thought it was great.

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Greetings to you Karen! I just gave you an award on my blog, come check it out when you have a sec.

Pssst.. I'll be stopping in for coffee tomorrow~

I Miss you!

Roxie said...

What a great post Karen, we love our Mama Bear don't we. She is an amazing woman that has helped so many women achieve their business goals, and she absolutely never tires of it.

Cathy said...

Hi Karen,

I just gave you an award on my blog, come check it out when you have a moment.


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Amy @ The Cottage Gate said...

What a great write up about MMP and our wonderful Joyce!! You are all going to have such fun at the CL event - I'm a bit jealous LOL!!
I'm having a giveaway at my blog if you want to stop by for a visit...

Meadow Street said...

Congratulations Karen! i wish I was going to see you pitch your product!!

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

What a great tribute to Joyce! I am so excited for her and all of you that are going to Chicago to honer her and pitch your products. I wish you the best of luck with that! Thanks for helping me toast Joyce on my blog too!
Forget Me Not Dreams

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

What a wonderful tribute to Joyce, Karen. I, like you, and thrilled to be attending the Chicago event and meeting so many of my pink sisters there.

Valerie said...

I just love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

GardenGoose said...

just posted directions on my blog for creating faux cupcakes if you are interested in anything like that. hope you are having a great week!

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Great post Karen...I'm so happy that it was a wonderful event..and you were all together...Hat's off for MB!
Cindy xoxo