March 16, 2018
The Ellivate Alliance has now been supporting women entrepreneurs for one entire trip around the sun!
One year ago, the Ellivate Alliance was just a dream. As I reflect on the past year, I am particularly grateful for the women I called upon to bring this dream to life. I knew these special women could help me make a bigger difference, and without hesitation, each of them said “YES!” when I asked them to join me a year ago.
Thank you to our founding members, Kim Barnes, Alexa Bourdage, Christine Lehmann, Nikki Linko, Rhone McCall, Jennifer Oswald, Jennifer Reck, Jacqueline Rixen, Deidra Ryan, Carri Scuba, June Shrewsbury, Melissa Taylor, and Kristi Vitali, for saying Yes when I asked you to join me one year ago, and thank you to all the other amazing women who have joined us since then! I am eternally grateful and look forward to many more years of YES together!
I also want to take a moment to express my love and gratitude for all the people who support what we do, especially my family. Each time I have a new idea, my husband knows it will require time, energy and resources to make it happen, yet he, too, says, “Yes!” And my parents don’t just support my dreams by cheerleading for me, they roll up their sleeves and help me serve meals at our events! The continued support of these special people and so many others (including you!) gives me the freedom to say “Yes” to serving more women. For this, and so much more, thank you.
With deep gratitude,