A new kind of tradition for supporting women starting businesses.


Shine Registry hosts profiles of businesses and their founders with wedding registry-style lists of the stuff that they need. Founders ask for support while they are starting their businesses and give their communities an opportunity to show that support in meaningful and substantive ways.

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I Need An A is a mobile-first, user-friendly website for people seeking abortions. We help people find their closest clinics, help them understand laws relevant to them, help them find financial assistance if they need it and show them stories from people they can relate to.
I Need An A is a mobile-first, user-friendly website for people seeking abortions. We help people find their closest clinics, help them understand laws relevant to them, help them find financial assistance if they need it and show them stories from people they can relate to.
My name is Karen Spears, affectionately know as Kare! I am the owner of Kareracter, a design studio based in Chicago IL. We help budding entrepreneurs, women-led businesses, and impactful organizations build their visual brands with personality! We specialize in hand-lettering and weave personality into everything we do. We believe that you are never too young or too old to start something new, especially your own business.
My name is Karen Spears, affectionately know as Kare! I am the owner of Kareracter, a design studio based in Chicago IL. We help budding entrepreneurs, women-led businesses, and impactful organizations build their visual brands with personality! We specialize in hand-lettering and weave personality into everything we do. We believe that you are never too young or too old to start something new, especially your own business.
Karen founded PGH in 360: Youth Perspectives in order to give more people the opportunity to share their stories in the new medium of 360-degree video. PGH in 360 empowers youth to produce 360 videos about issues that matter to them. Working in partnership with community organizations, we teach young people 360 camera operation, story conceptualization in 360, and basic editing techniques, and help them to develop their civic involvement through exploring an issue in their neighborhood or city.
Karen founded PGH in 360: Youth Perspectives in order to give more people the opportunity to share their stories in the new medium of 360-degree video. PGH in 360 empowers youth to produce 360 videos about issues that matter to them. Working in partnership with community organizations, we teach young people 360 camera operation, story conceptualization in 360, and basic editing techniques, and help them to develop their civic involvement through exploring an issue in their neighborhood or city.
Mei Lum is the 5th gen. owner of her family’s 93-year-old porcelainware business and the oldest operating store in NYC's Chinatown, Wing on Wo & Co. (W.O.W.). In May 2016, Mei decided to take on the role of running W.O.W. to continue her family’s 5 generation-long legacy in the neighborhood and help protect the heart of Chinatown from encroaching gentrifying forces. Mei has also been working to amplify community voices and stories through her work with community inititative, the W.O.W. Project.
Mei Lum is the 5th gen. owner of her family’s 93-year-old porcelainware business and the oldest operating store in NYC's Chinatown, Wing on Wo & Co. (W.O.W.). In May 2016, Mei decided to take on the role of running W.O.W. to continue her family’s 5 generation-long legacy in the neighborhood and help protect the heart of Chinatown from encroaching gentrifying forces. Mei has also been working to amplify community voices and stories through her work with community inititative, the W.O.W. Project.