Allison Bross-White, Katie Steller Schultz & Kristy Allen to Receive Awards
What do local businesses B. Resale, Steller Hair Company and the Beez Kneez have in common? In addition to being women-owned, all three businesses received support to launch or expand from nonprofit economic development agency, WomenVenture, and all will be honored at the organization’s annual event on November 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Each year for nearly two decades, more than a thousand people have gathered to celebrate the successes of female entrepreneurs at WomenVenture’s annual luncheon. This year’s event—From Business Plan to Buzz: An Entrepreneur’s Journey—will feature a half-day of activities including a marketplace with products and services from more than 40 women business owners, live performances from gospel singer Jearlyn Steele, and a keynote address from teen-turned-entrepreneur, Tina Wells, CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group.
Attendees will be inspired by the journeys of three local women who will be presented with Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained awards: Allison Bross-White, owner of B. Resale, Katie Steller Schultz, owner of Steller Hair Company, and Kristy Allen, owner of the Beez Kneez.
“These are women whose businesses have had such a positive impact on the community—they are creating jobs, paying living wages, supporting other local businesses and effecting social change,” said WomenVenture Executive Director Elaine Wyatt. “We are so proud to be honoring these amazing women.”
About the Award Winners
Allison Bross-White, Owner, B. Resale
Katie Steller Schultz, Owner, Steller Hair Company
Kristy Allen, Owner, the Beez Kneez
WomenVenture is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to helping women attain economic self-sufficiency through the creation and growth of profitable and sustainable businesses. Over the past three decades, the organization has provided more than 100,000 women of all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the tools and resources to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.