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Women For Women Announces Grants


Maximina Lopez, a Mountain BizWorks coaching client and borrower, owns La Mexicana in Rosman. Mountain BizWorks received a $50,000 grant from Women for Women to expand a program that supports Latina businesses in four counties.

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. Gloria Steinem addressed a sold-out crowd of 1,100 at the 8th annual Power of the Purse luncheon Monday, May 21. The event took place at The Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville and included the announcement of $252,000 in grants to nonprofits addressing economic security for women and girls in western North Carolina made by the Women for Women giving circle.

Speaking to the large and enthusiastic crowd, Steinem was eloquent and funny in a wide-ranging talk followed by questions from the audience.

She began by reminding attendees that “what is important abou...

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