Last year in February; Pearls for Women had just begun their business and was looking for ways to market their workshops. They were already connected to the Girl Scouts through community giving and volunteerism so when they were putting on the Chef’s Gone Wild event and was looking for Chefs to enter their annual contest, Pearls for Women registered, not even knowing what they would prepare.
They decided to use an old family recipe that Lanette and Denice’s mother, Evelyn, baked every year at Christmas. They remembered how popular the cookie was with family and friends so they added white chocolate drizzles and tiny candy pearls to tie in the company theme. They won the first year for Best Dessert and Best Display, called “Pearls Are A Girl’s Best Friend” fashioned after the famous blonde Marilyn Monroe.
It was so much fun the first time, they entered a second year in October 2009 and won 1st Place again for both, Best Dessert and Best Display, this time called “Pearls in the Boudoir” fashioned after a young ladies bedroom.
The mission of Pearls for Women is to teach women how to ask for help from other women. Practicing what they preach; the three partners asked several women to help them deliver a winning product and experience. Diana Roberts with Southern Living helped design the booth; Janelle Weeden, owner of the Flour Shop created the edible cake center piece, and Elizabeth Pacelko, Mary Kay and Patti Manzo, Premier Designs Jewelry were extraordinary cookie servers and networkers. Reach out to these women and give them some business when you can to reward them for helping women one woman owned company at a time.
Date Submitted: 24/03/2010