A catering company with a mission unlike any other. Ratatouille & Co. endeavors to empower women from all backgrounds: women returning to work with a passion for cooking, refugees and immigrants who share their local recipes, newly minted chefs who just love culinary arts. Each event supports the independence of their global staff of women as they hone skills necessary for a successful career in the hospitality industry.
Supports: Women’s Empowerment + Immigrants + Refugees
Locations available: Tri-State Area
Homegirl Catering is a unique women-run venture whose mission is to help formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women become contributing members of their community. For over ten years, Homegirl Catering has delivered fresh food and distinctive food and event experiences for clients throughout southern California.
Supports: Second Chance Careers + Employment + Women’s Empowerment
Locations available: Southern California
An innovative, low barrier entry, gender-focused workforce training program that revolves around a small baking business in which team members develop the skills and confidence to gain and sustain employment. TWB serves low income women involved with the criminal justice system, facing long-term unemployment, experiencing homelessness and/or assimilating as an immigrant. Barriers such as lack of employable skills, low self esteem and employment gaps are addressed through hard and soft skill development, hands-on experience, and psychosocial support.
Supports: Womens’ Empowerment + Immigrants + Refugees + Second Chance Careers + Employment
Locations available: Shipping Nationwide
Committed to creating progressive wines that help get women to the table as leaders and tastemakers. 20% of their net profits are donated to organizations and causes that help drive the mission. Their wines will make you think. And if they are doing their job right, they will make you take action.
Supports: Women’s Empowerment
INVITATIONS & PAPER GOODS
An eco-friendly print and stationery social enterprise, Words With Heart funds education projects for women and girls. They produce and design everything from business, event and personal stationary to invitations, and with every purchase fund female education and business and skills training throughout Africa and Asia through their NGO partners, including founding charity partner CARE. A woman-founded, mission-driven business, dedicated to supporting women worldwide, Words With Heart is also sure to promote words of empowerment and equality on their products. On top of their pledge to give back, all of Words With Heart's products are made sustainably, using 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks and green electricity. An Australia-based company, they ship nationwide.
Supports: Education + Women’s Empowerment + Sustainability
On a mission to donate as many flowers as possible with loving kindness, Petals With A Purpose helps you pay it forward to someone in need by repurposing leftover event flowers into thoughtfully designed personal bouquets to deliver to hospices, elderly care homes, hospitals, and other local organizations. They then recollect the repurposed flowers for composting, to complete the cycle and ensure the most eco-responsible waste disposal. Petals With A Purpose can also provide cards at your event tables to let guests know that the flowers will be donated after the event's conclusion, and facilitate a donation letter from the non-profit group to you for tax purposes. Beyond their repurposing work, Petals With A Purpose also partners with local women's groups to host floral design classes and skills-training for women in need of job opportunities and looking to change their lives.
Supports: Women’s Empowerment + Second Chance Careers + Employment + Sustainability
Locations available: Hawaii (all islands)