Do Business With Her

It’s our mission to enable everyone to easily find and do business with women in their communities.

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Project Description

Now, more than ever, people are seeking ways to support women.

Supporting women-owned businesses is one of the most impactful actions you can take, and should be one of the easiest.

Women-owned businesses are starting at a rate 1.5X that of men, reaching over 11 million in the US and counting.  Research indicates that 90% of females surveyed would prefer to buy products made by women, when given the option.  

The Problem

Choosing to support a woman-owned business is a no-brainer. Finding her is a different story.

Our Solution

It’s our mission to enable everyone to easily find and support women-owned businesses in their communities.  We aim to build the most comprehensive database of women-owned businesses that exists today.

The Product

Equallet is a local search app that enables everyone to easily find women-owned businesses by category, keyword, ratings or reviews and immediately get relevant search results from any device. It is populated solely with women-owned businesses across all industries and searchable by any city.

Our Vision

We believe that choosing to support women-owned businesses with our wallets will  accelerate our collective path to gender economic parity. 

As these businesses grow, they create jobs and advancement opportunities for women, that in turn elevate and generate more female leaders. With more women in decision making positions, we can and will move to eradicate unfair laws and practices faster.

It’s never been so easy to get what you want and make a difference.

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Our Team


Stella Sacdalan, Founder & CEO
Stella founded the first fashion incubator in the U.S. – 3rd in the world – to provide shared resources, education, access to funding and mentorships for its 300+ members, most of whom were female entrepreneurs. She then went on to grow a small beauty company to a multi-million dollar franchise as COO.  Oregon Business Magazine and Women’s Inc. named her as one of “Six Women Innovators to watch” and the Portland Business Journal recognized her work with the “Top 100 fastest growing companies in Oregon” award.

Ryan McShera, VP of Product
Ryan has over 20 years of experience working in the online/digital space, focusing on content and commerce. Currently, Ryan is the Head of Multichannel Commerce for Tata Consultancy Services, advising leading retail clients on their commerce strategies.

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Sarah Jeter, Social Media Maven

Sarah has been working with Equallet since April of 2016, helping to run and refine social media strategies, write blogs, and assist with any and all website operation needs. She’s written over 300 websites in her career as a copywriter.

Go to Equallet.com to register your business!

Updates

The Project FAQs

  1. Where will you launch Equallet?  Equallet is launching in Los Angeles with ~2500 women-owned businesses. Your pledges will aid us in reaching businesses and consumers alike to gain the necessary traction needed to raise venture capital for expansion to other markets.
  2. What will it take to open in my city?  Once there are enough women-owned businesses signed up (per city), and we have the necessary funding, we can launch.  We want to ensure that our the consumers have enough businesses to search for! Register your woman-owned business here.
  3. What will the money be used for?  Equallet will use the money for technical upgrades, marketing outreach and operations - roughly $12-17k for technology, $10-12k for marketing and $5-12k for operations.  We hope to raise enough to build an app,  reach both consumers and businesses through social media and traditional marketing and hire.
  4. Tell me about the rewards.  
    1. Just because I care. You get a personal thank you from the founder, Stella, for your donation without rewards.
    2. Get recognized.  Join our community of Equallet supporters and be listed on the Founding Funders page
    3. Get a shout out. Get a thank you from the founder, share your personal message or promote your brand via our social media channels! Facebook, Linkedin and/or Twitter.
    4. Get a premium listing.  Drum up more interest in your business by upgrading from the free to premium listing on Equallet (value $120/annually). Have your business featured on the homepage, offer deals to new customers, add video and more! For Los Angeles businesses only.
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    5. Get swag.  Receive a 1st edition Equallet tote bag with #DoBusinessWithHer & fill it with finds from women-owned businesses.
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    6. Get mani’s & a movie.  Receive custom nail art from NailSnaps, a private pre-movie soiree, and reserved seating at the Dream, Girl Santa Monica showing March 31st at General Assembly.
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    7. Get VIP status.  Attend the Equallet launch party and movie screening of The Empowerment Project in Los Angeles as a VIP elite! Drinks, appetizers and swag for YOU, our special guest. Date TBD.
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    8. Get smart. Learn the essentials of small business finance from financial expert, Mackenzie Chambers of Square Root Financial. This 30 minute webinar will give you an overview of how to run your business like a CFO.  Date:  March 1st at 9 am. Webinar will also be available, if you cannot attend. Details will be sent via email. Mackenzie profile
    9. Get exposure for your brand. Be a sponsor to our Equallet Launch and hob nob with conscientious consumers that support women, business and gender equality, as well as, with our VIP elite pledgers. These awesome people could be your next loyal customer or client.
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Get a shout out
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Get recognized
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72 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Get recognized

Join our community of Equallet supporters and get recognize for your contribution on the Founding Funders page.

11 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Get a shout out

Get a thank you from the founder, share your personal message or promote your brand via our social media channels! Facebook, Linkedin and/or Twitter.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Get a premium listing

Drum up more interest in your business by upgrading from the free to premium listing on Equallet (value $120/annually). Have your business featured on the homepage, offer deals to new customers, add video and more! For Los Angeles businesses only.

23 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Get swag

Receive a 1st edition Equallet tote bag with #DoBusinessWithHer & fill it with finds from women-owned businesses.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Get mani's & a movie

Receive custom nail art from NailSnaps, a private pre-movie soiree, and reserved seating at the Dream, Girl Santa Monica showing March 31st at General Assembly.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Get VIP status

Attend the Equallet launch party and movie screening of The Empowerment Project in Los Angeles as a VIP elite! Drinks, appetizers and swag for YOU, our special guest. Date TBD.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Get smart

Learn the essentials of small business finance from financial expert, Mackenzie Chambers of Square Root Financial. This 30 minute webinar will give you an overview of how to run your business like a CFO. Date: March 1st at 9 am. Webinar will also be available, if you cannot attend. Details will be sent via email.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Get exposure for your brand

Be a sponsor to our Equallet Launch and hob nob with conscientious consumers that support women, business and gender equality, as well as, with our VIP elite pledgers. These awesome people could be your next loyal customer or client.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Get exposure for your brand

Be a sponsor to our Equallet Launch and hob nob with conscientious consumers that support women, business and gender equality, as well as, with our VIP elite pledgers. These awesome people could be your next loyal customer or client.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Get a one-of-a-kind Women’s March jacket.

Get a one-of-a-kind Women’s March jacket. Wear (or display) this unique jacket worn by the founder at the Women’s March this year. Stella started out with a blank white canvas and invited marchers – women, men, celebrities, commissioners, etc. – to sign with their truths. There are some very inspiring messages! This is a great conversation piece!

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Get a premium listing.

Get a premium listing. Garner more interest in your business by upgrading from the free to premium listing on Equallet (value $120/annually). Have your business featured on the homepage, offer deals to new customers, add video and more!

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
72 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Get recognized

Join our community of Equallet supporters and get recognize for your contribution on the Founding Funders page.

11 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Get a shout out

Get a thank you from the founder, share your personal message or promote your brand via our social media channels! Facebook, Linkedin and/or Twitter.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Get a premium listing

Drum up more interest in your business by upgrading from the free to premium listing on Equallet (value $120/annually). Have your business featured on the homepage, offer deals to new customers, add video and more! For Los Angeles businesses only.

23 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Get swag

Receive a 1st edition Equallet tote bag with #DoBusinessWithHer & fill it with finds from women-owned businesses.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Get mani's & a movie

Receive custom nail art from NailSnaps, a private pre-movie soiree, and reserved seating at the Dream, Girl Santa Monica showing March 31st at General Assembly.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Get VIP status

Attend the Equallet launch party and movie screening of The Empowerment Project in Los Angeles as a VIP elite! Drinks, appetizers and swag for YOU, our special guest. Date TBD.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Get smart

Learn the essentials of small business finance from financial expert, Mackenzie Chambers of Square Root Financial. This 30 minute webinar will give you an overview of how to run your business like a CFO. Date: March 1st at 9 am. Webinar will also be available, if you cannot attend. Details will be sent via email.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Get exposure for your brand

Be a sponsor to our Equallet Launch and hob nob with conscientious consumers that support women, business and gender equality, as well as, with our VIP elite pledgers. These awesome people could be your next loyal customer or client.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Get exposure for your brand

Be a sponsor to our Equallet Launch and hob nob with conscientious consumers that support women, business and gender equality, as well as, with our VIP elite pledgers. These awesome people could be your next loyal customer or client.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Get a one-of-a-kind Women’s March jacket.

Get a one-of-a-kind Women’s March jacket. Wear (or display) this unique jacket worn by the founder at the Women’s March this year. Stella started out with a blank white canvas and invited marchers – women, men, celebrities, commissioners, etc. – to sign with their truths. There are some very inspiring messages! This is a great conversation piece!

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Get a premium listing.

Get a premium listing. Garner more interest in your business by upgrading from the free to premium listing on Equallet (value $120/annually). Have your business featured on the homepage, offer deals to new customers, add video and more!

0 Supporters
Select this reward