Enterprising Women's Circle

 

Mission Statement

The Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle is a group of professional women and leaders who support, empower, and foster change for women in their communities, and strive to increase opportunities for women to move towards self-sufficiency through employment and wellness.  

Mottos

“Women Helping Women” “Giving is Just Good Business”

Background

Enterprising Women is a new initiative of Bayaud Enterprises. Bayaud’s mission is to create hope, opportunity and choice, with work as the means through which people with disabilities and other barriers to employment can more fully participate in the mainstream of life.

Strategy

Women can actively create change and inspire action in ways that foster change and create wellness and positivity in our communities.  In July 2017, the Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle will launch with a steering committee and Giving Circle of approximately 12 members. 

Our strategy includes harnessing the energy and spirit of Women, and offering a series of volunteer and financial opportunities for women to be leaders, share their expertise, help one another and the broader community of underserved individuals to learn and expand beyond socio-economic barriers, obstacles to employment and embrace self-sufficiency.  

Giving Strategies

The plan for implementing 2017’s focus is comprised of three main strategies:

  1. Design the plan to provide basic job training scholarships for twelve women to help them achieve the necessary skills to move towards economic self-sufficiency.
  1. Establish a leadership mentoring group to provide individualized, one-on-one coaching for women reaching for the “next level” of economic self-sufficiency, whether that means a first job interview, a request for a raise, professional dress coaching, or leadership advice for a promotion and upward mobility.
  1. Compile information and resources for women who may be experiencing crisis situations that will prevent them from moving towards self-sufficiency.

Giving Recipients

In late 2017, The Enterprising Women’s Giving Circle will begin to provide outreach to solicit applications from women with diverse needs to provide scholarships that may include vocational/skills based assessments and training, employment and mentorship opportunities.

Member Opportunities

The Giving Strategies offer a significant range of options for professional women to take action to help other women. Options and examples include fundraising, volunteering, giving time and service, and creating awareness.  

  • Fundraising - In fundraising, professional women can provide cash resources or in-kind donations such as printing for publicity and materials for the Giving Circle, resources for employment and training, or other needs.
  • Volunteering - By volunteering women can become mentors and trainers and are making an impact in their community through their own involvement.
  • Service - Members can participate in crisis support networks throughout the Denver community.
  • Awareness - Members can also create awareness of our mission by sharing information about this nenterprising Women’s Giving Circle Initiative.

Through these four types of opportunities, a broad cross-section of professional and economically fortunate women can extend their hands to other women in the community, each tapping into her own unique skills, passions and resources. 

2017 Goals

  1. Establishing the first Giving Circle of approximately 12 women.
  1. Fundraising target: $15,000
  1. Recruiting 3 Giving Circle members to volunteer as mentors during the first year. Mentors will be provided basic volunteer training.
  1. Creating publicity “buzz” through social media, an initial kick-off networking event, and a first annual fundraising event.
  1. Creating and distributing a first edition of crisis support network resource literature.

Value Proposition

Enterprising Women will appeal to professional women and leaders alike, and will provide significant resources to the Denver metro community. Our focus on women’s needs and our comprehensive yet elegantly simple programs will draw much-deserved attention to Bayaud Enterprises’ broader mission. 

Not only do the participants, volunteers, and donors in the programs get to genuinely give back to the broader community of women, but they also will enjoy an unparalleled networking opportunity, which should prove highly appealing and drive participation, thus contributing to the long-term success of the initiative.