Sherry Turner Selected as Legacy Award by Thinking Bigger Business
Sherry Turner, founder of OneKC for Women, has been selected as the 2015 Legacy Award recipient by Thinking Bigger Business Media.
Each year, as part of every year’s 25 Under 25® celebration, Thinking Bigger Business Media presents the Entrepreneurial Legacy Award to a leader in Kansas City’s small business community. The winner is always someone who has made enduring contributions to the entrepreneurial community.
This year, they are proud to recognize Sherry Turner, the founder of OneKC for Women. It’s an alliance of organizations—the Women’s Employment Network, the Women’s Business Center and the Women’s Capital Connection—that help women pursue their professional and financial goals.
Turner has a long history of working on behalf of Kansas City small businesses through previous service with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas City Area Development Council.
Past winners of the Legacy Award include Bert Berkley, William H. Dunn Sr., Donald J. Hall, Patricia Brown-Dixon, Danny O’Neill, Barnett Helzberg, the late Ewing Marion Kauffman and many more.
Turner and the winners of this year’s 25 Under 25® Awards will be featured during a gala event on Feb. 28 at the Downtown Marriott’s Muehlebach Tower.
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KC’s Women’s Business Leaders Muster Support from Senator Claire McCaskill
“The Senator wanted to hear about small business issues and needs from our points of view,” said White. The group related how existing small business programs and assistance actually work for them, both positively and negatively. ”The Senator provided some great feedback and suggestions, along with some very specific action items we can all work on to better the situation for both women and small business owners in our Kansas City area.”
The group stressed that small businesses were what make the purchases and get the tax dollars flowing. However, there was a consensus that small business owners are not heard at the same level as large corporate entities.
For further information or questions, contact Colleen White, Strategic Workplace Solutions, Inc.
Senator McCaskill Visits WEN
April 19, 2013
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was in alliance partner Women's Employment Network's downtown office this morning. McCaskill participated in a roundtable discussion with WEN president Sherry Turner and other Kansas City women business leaders to gather feedback on the opportunities and challenges for women-owned businesses and discuss ideas for continuing to create economic opportunity and job growth.
OneKC for Women gets an online makeover
Howerton+White, a Wichita-based agency, selected OneKC for Women as its first Kansas City client and has updated OneKCForWomen.com, as part of a broader marketing plan to increase the nonprofit’s visibility.
OneKC for Women Alliance expands financial services
March 29, 2013
The OneKC for Women Alliance is strengthening its efforts to meet the financial needs of women in the Kansas City area.
OneKC for Women is a brand used to describe the alliance between the Women’s Employment Network, Women’s Business Center and Women’s Capital Connection. This week, it launched an Internet portal that combines all the services available from its members, hired a new financial coach and set up an office for a new loan officer who can make microloans and offer other financial assistance.
The new Internet portal was designed by Howerton+White, a Wichita-based, woman-owned, full-service advertising agency that recently opened a location in downtown Kansas City.
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Groups Work to Reintroduce Microloan Program in Kansas City Area
Kansas City Business Journal – James Dornbrook
First beneficiary of new microlending program, Glass of Milk Cake Co., allows bakery owners to hire the help they needed. The effort was brought to the Kansas City area by a group that included Women’s Employment Network, the Women’s Business Center, KCSourceLink, Small Business Development Centers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Johnson County Community College, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Small Business Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Changing the Face of Angel Investing
Forbes.com – Rania Anderson, Co-Founder of the Women’s Capital Connection
Rania Anderson, an entrepreneur who accelerates women’s professional and business success through executive coaching, her blog The Way Women Work, speaking engagements, mentoring and equity investments, writes a guest post for Forbes.com
OneKC for Women Helps Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Alike
The Kansas City Star – Su Bacon
It’s less than a year old, but the OneKC for Women alliance is making a big difference in the lives of hundreds of area women. They are women seeking jobs. Women starting their own businesses. And women eager to invest in women-led companies.
Area Organizations Form Alliance OneKC for Women