A Creative Approach to Directly Support Women Entrepreneurs in Iowa

Women Who Create Week at Iowa State University | October 19-23, 2020

The Iowa State Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship launches a creative approach to directly support women entrepreneurs in Iowa

In any normal year, the annual Women Who Create Week takes place every October with an event-driven week to bring together women entrepreneurs, business owners, and creators across the state of Iowa.  Amidst the pandemic, it is now even more important to celebrate and support women entrepreneurs and creators, as many women have had to adjust their work-life balance by hitting “pause” or permanently closing their businesses.

It has always been our desire at the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship to build a community that supports women entrepreneurs in Iowa and beyond.  This year is no different. We are excited to share a way for Iowa to rally behind women entrepreneurs.  When the world sees the end of the pandemic, we want to see women continue to start something, take the lead, and be successful.

Here is our rally-cry to you + something worth talking about!

The best way to support women can be as simple as the power of your wallet. 

On Wednesday, October 21, we launched two, specially-curated Women Who Create boxes that showcase products from nine women-owned businesses in Iowa.  The boxes are limited to the first 40 people to purchase!  Whether a gift to yourself or to your loved ones, these boxes of goodness not only will bring joy but create a lasting impact on women who create.

And there’s one more secret we are excited to share… For every box purchased, $100 will go towards establishing the new Women Who Create Scholarship for female entrepreneurial students at Iowa State!  Special thanks to the Ivy College of Business and Tom Swartwood & Terri Combs for the gifts to establish the awards.

Shop now at Innovate 1858!

All sales will be through our awesome retail partner, Innovate 1858, a student-operated retail store located at the Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University.

For questions or inquires, please contact Diana Wright at dkw@iastate.edu.