As a part of Bookshop Santa Cruz’ year long Woman Voices event, the month of July has been dedicated to women in the workplace and specifically focus on the unique leadership and community-building strength of women business owners.
The month-long event also coincides with the official launch of The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs: Building Community in Downtown Santa Cruz (AWE).
AWE is focused on shining a light on the number of downtown businesses/organizations that are owned or managed by women. Santa Cruz Photographer Mara Milam captured some of these amazing and dynamic women. Look for posters highlighting the women entrepreneurs around Downtown.
Participate in the AWE Passport Challenge
For the month of July, visit any of the participating women-led businesses listed below, and pick up an AWE Passport.
Get a stamp from each business you visit. No purchase is necessary to receive a stamp.
Get 10 or more stamps and return their passport to the Downtown Information Kiosk or Bookshop Santa Cruz before July 31st to be entered into the raffle to win a gift cards donated by participating businesses.
AWE Launch Party
Please Join us for an AWE launch party and mixer on July 25th at 7pm at Assembly. Reserve a spot now.
AWE Passport Challenge Participants:
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Dell Williams Jewlers
Stripe & Stripe Men
Penny Ice Creamery & Assembly
Coastal Watershed Council
Vitality Wellness Center
Botanic and Luxe
Pacific Trading Co.
Plaza Lane Optometry
The True Olive Connection
Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music
Yarn Shop Santa Cruz
Pacific Cookie Company
Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting
Project Purr’s Rescued Treasures
Lupulo Craft Beer House
Yoso Wellness Spa
NOURISH Yoga and Wellness Center