October 27, 2016
From the desks of Jana & Christine…
“Rosie’s Place will always be my family, no matter what. If it wasn’t for them, I would not be the person I am today.” – Norma O., Rosie’s Place Guest
Our partnership at AE Events began nearly 10 years ago, and one of our first shared clients was Rosie’s Place. Ever since then, we have both been continually inspired, motivated, moved and humbled by their work. Rosie’s Place is in the trenches changing the lives of poor and homeless women. As two women businesses owners, who are mothers and sisters and daughters, who believe that every person matters…this work resonates with us.
Our early experience with Rosie’s Place is a great example of how we took our mission statement and worked it into our daily practice in producing events. We are committed to doing meaningful work in a meaningful way…all focused on our clients. Rosie’s Place is laser focused on their guests. They meet them where they are in their journeys. They see them as a sum of their assets, not their deficits. They help them find their voices.
This year’s theme for the annual FWSB luncheon was “This is Our Place…This is Rosie’s Place.” Guest stories like Norma’s were shared by media women and by the guests themselves in video clips. The audience of 1700 heard why Rosie’s Place is their place, giving women the community and acceptance they need.
At the end of the luncheon every year, we shop at the Women’s Craft Cooperative jewelry booth to support the wonderful opportunity that this creative microenterprise offers Rosie’s Place guests as employment. As we approached the table, who should greet us but…Norma herself! Of course we recognized her from her video, and she went on to tell us about her job and her gratitude for her friends at Rosie’s Place.
This is our place. This is Rosie’s Place.