A Global Sisterhood of Women Paying it Forward

December 07, 2011

With a woman to woman connection, Prosperity Candle is connecting with women around the world, and lighting lives

Does anyone else feel a movement of powerful women sweeping the world?

As I prepare to exhibit at the Massachusetts Conference for Women (very excited about going on 12/8!) I reflect on the incredible diversity of the women’s groups that I have connected with recently. Over the past few months I’ve collaborated/spoken with 85 Broads, Women’s Education Project, World Pulse, the Women’s Bar Association, Women 2.0, Equality Now, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Council, Simmons College, joinFITE, Golden Seeds, Church Women United, the Babson Center for Women’s Leadership, the South Shore Women’s Business Network, Women in the World Foundation, Pipeline Fellowship, Women’s World Banking, amongst many other women-focused organizations. Each group is so different, yet there is a common thread throughout all of them: sisterhood.

This concept of sisterhood is stronger than I first realized. I have found that as a young woman entrepreneur — with a business that creates gifts for women created by women who are rebuilding their lives — I have been welcomed into the fold. Women from all walks of life have warmly opened their arms to me and supported my work. They have arranged speaking events for Prosperity Candle, have purchased gifts from Prosperity Candle and have made incredible introductions for us.

We all know that the work we do overseas and with refugee women in the United States is changing women’s lives, in so many ways. We have seen that women invest their time, energy and resources in others and give back to their community. So I’m writing now to honor the fact that women in the U.S., no matter what their profession, political belief or amount of education, do the same. Women invest not only in their own communities, but in other women all around the world. The sense of sisterhood has no borders.

As the President of the South Shore Women’s Business Network, Janet LaBerge, said at their Gala celebrating 20 years, “Women network differently. We do business differently. We’re all about paying it forward.”

Thank you to all the women in the world who pay it forward every day. You make our work possible.

~ Siiri


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Prosperity Candle Blog

8 Organizations Empowering Girls & Paving the Way to a Brighter Future - Prosperity Candle Blog
8 Organizations Empowering Girls & Paving the Way to a Brighter Future

October 10, 2018

Organizations around the world are working to advance girls’ education, women’s rights and gender equality. On International Day of the Girl, we're sharing 8 of our favorites! These nonprofits are empowering girls to build a brighter future for themselves and the world.
Read More
6 Ethical Living Blogs that Advocate for Slow Fashion & Conscious Style - Prosperity Candle Blog
6 Ethical Living Blogs that Advocate for Slow Fashion & Conscious Style

September 23, 2018

It's amazing to see prominent individuals taking a stand for fair trade and ethical products in the fashion industry and beyond. Ethical living and slow fashions bloggers are a huge voice in this. Here are 6 of our favorite blogs advocating for ethical fashion and sustainable living!
Read More
Artist Collaborations: Meet Tandem Ceramics - soy blend fair trade candles handpoured by women artisans at Prosperity Candle
Artist Collaborations: Meet Tandem Ceramics

September 08, 2018

We are absolutely thrilled to collaborate with Justine and Grant at Tandem Ceramics on two new artisan candles, Linnea Centerpiece and Linnea Gold. Tandem creates beautiful, textured ceramics and hand-painted pieces in the hills of western Massachusetts.  Here is an interview with the artists!
Read More
like what you see?
Fragrance Guide

Unique soy blend fair trade candles handcrafted by women artisans candles at Prosperity Candle

Amber & Bergamot

Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

Blue Fir & Spice 

Wonderfully fragrant blue fir pine needles combined with cedarwood, bright citrus and a touch of spice evoke the spirit of the holidays.

Chai Tea

Green tea mixed with a cozy blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom and peppermint reminds you of your favorite tea spot.

Chamomile & Sage

Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal, creating an atmosphere of calm and well-being that everyone loves.

Clementine & Lavender

A bright, fresh citrus scent of clementine, tangerine, bergamot and lemon… nicely balanced with French lavender. If you love citrus with a subtle twist, this is for you.

Fig & Citrus

Clean and slightly sweet, fresh figs infused with grapefruit, a hint of orange, and lemon zest atop an earthy base of cedar and oakmoss. Wonderfully nuanced, it’s our favorite fig scent.

French Vanilla & Oak

Sweet, familiar and deeply comforting, French vanilla combined with oak, sandalwood, grapefruit and sea salt with a hint of clove. A unique take on a classic.

Ocean Breeze

There is nothing like a fresh ocean breeze… clean and buoyant ocean air with a joyful blend of freesia, water lilies, lotus and tuberose offers a truly uplifting ambiance.

Orange Blossom & Waterlily

Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily, iris and clementine leaves above a base note of vetiver. This is a delightfully elegant, soft floral.

Peppermint Drop

Just slightly sweet, this blend of crisp peppermint leaves followed by notes of fresh mint leaves will radiate the season’s joy.

Sandalwood & Oakmoss

The warmth of sandalwood blended with Baltic oakmoss, a touch of amber, and hint of patchouli give rise to this gentle wood scent – a perennial favorite.

Unscented

Completely fragrance-free.
Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent.

Looking for a past favorite?

We probably have it! If you don't see the one you're looking for, send us an email and we'll custom pour it for you.
Save Save Save
Inspire Your Inbox!
Liquid error: Could not find asset snippets/modify_lightbox_snippet.liquid