As a part of Bookshop Santa Cruz’ year long Women’s Voices event, the month of July has been dedicated to women in the workplace and specifically focuses 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.
As part of the Women’s Voices campaign, for the entire month of July, participating AWE businesses will showcase their female leaders with “Downtown Women’s Voices” posters in their windows. Read Profiles here.
Win Great Prizes
We also invite you to take the AWE Passport Challenge by visiting participating AWE businesses downtown (see list below) —you might win a great prize from one of the businesses! Pick up a passport at Bookshop Santa Cruz, the Downtown Information Kiosk, or any of the participating AWE members.
SAVE THE DATE: We hope you can join us on Wednesday, July 25th, at 7:00 to celebrate the launch of AWE at Assembly restaurant, 1108 Pacific Avenue. There will be appetizers, fabulous prizes, and great conversation. Mix, mingle, and get to know Downtown’s Women-Led Businesses. This is a free event, but space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot now.
AWE Passport Challenge Participants:
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Dell Williams Jewelers
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