Business Babes Society

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Professional Networking Group for Women Business Owners

Two Scholarships Awarded in 2016

We are excited to be able to support two more female Madison County seniors on their journey into greatness.  Business Babes Society awarded the young ladies with a $1,000 scholarship each.  The applicant's information was gathered and all identifying information was removed.  Therefore, the scholarship committee was able to select the recipients without any biases.  It was a hard decision because there was some great applications submitted.  The 2016 Business Babes Society Scholarship recipients are:

Caitlin Pinson, a graduate of Madison Central, will be attending EKU beginning in the Fall of 2106.  She plans to pursue a business management degree.  After graduation, Caitlin plans to own her own photography studio and business. Currently, Caitlin is a semi-professional photographer and is and understudy of a professional photographer out of Louisville. 

Caitlin discussed her photography passion, "I would give back to my community by taking pictures of historical sites throughout the county as well as helping individual families connect with each other again through family portraits.  Also, I would be pursuing senior photos and couple photos as well because I find a beautiful passion in allowing couples to feel love through the art of photography and I want to be the one to show a young female or male how handsome or beautiful they truly are."

Jamey VanDyke, graduated from Madison Central with a 4.276 GPA.  She that plans to major in Actuarial Science at Butler University beginning in the Fall of 2016.  Her application was impressive with all the organizations, awards, certificates, and clubs that she has participated in throughout her secondary education years.  Jamey plans to pursue a field in Actuarial Science because of her research in Insurance and Risk Management. 

Jamey spoke of why she chose her major, "As an actuary I could advise others to help them make wise and beneficial decisions in the harsh game of commerce.  The last few years have been rough on the American economy closing countless businesses and decreasing job opportunities.  By accessing risk and advising as an actuary I would be helping businesses grow and to stay in business.  A strong business community fosters a strong community at large."

Caitlin and Jamey attended our May Chick Chat meeting.  It was great hearing about their accomplishments and dreams.  We are excited to be a part of these wonderful ladies futures.  To date, Business Babes Society has presented $7,000 to Madison County female seniors.  It has been an honor to be an influential part of their lives.  We wish them the best of luck with everything they decide to pursue.

Three Scholarships Awarded in 2015

Business Babes Society is excited to announce that they were able to award THREE female Madison County seniors as Scholarship Winners in 2015.  Our scholarship winners meet the qualifications of graduating from a high school in Madison County KY,  has at least a 3.0 GPA, has the intention of securing an undergraduate degree in Business, and preferably having evidence of work experience during high school.

This year, three very qualified seniors were chosen as winners of the Scholarship amount of $1000.00 each.  They are as follows:

Meghan Smith, graduate of Madison Southern, will be majoring in Marketing and Digital Design at EKU. Since Meghan was 12 years old, she has been the sole proprietor of Doodlebug Cakes, where she does all of her own baking, decorating, designs, marketing, and public relations for her company that currently produces 6-7 cakes per week. 

Meghan spoke of the rewards of entrepreneurship, “Although I had an extremely busy senior year, I feel extremely blessed to have been given the talent of decorating cakes and am rewarded with the smiles and squeals of delight from my customers.  But my most rewarding memories have come from donating cakes to Icing Smiles, which connect bakers to chronically ill children.  As a way to continue giving back to my community, I plan to give contributions to local organizations throughout my career.”

Shaina Johnson, graduate of Madison Central, will be majoring in Business Management at EKU. She currently works for Merle Norman Cosmetics and Bargain Hunt and hopes to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become an entrepreneur someday. 

Shaina shares her experience, “My mother has had the greatest influence on me, as I have watched her dedication, determination and work ethic in working beside her in the four businesses she has owned and operated. Marie Forleo said, ‘Never start a business just to make money, start a business to make a difference’.  So when I run my own small business, I will give everything I can back to our community in an effort to boost our local economy and be involved in the developments that affect our growth.”

Ella Martin, graduate of Madison Central, will be majoring in Business Management at EKU. She currently works for Altar’d State Boutique. Following a strong and historic culture of entrepreneurship in her own family, she can dream of nothing aside from opening her own boutique someday.

Ella shares her hopes for the future, “In my family, I come from a long line of business owners, which have instilled a strong work ethic in me, as well as understanding the value of money, and for that I am grateful. When I open a business, I would like to help women discover their personal styles and preferences, so they can feel good about themselves.  I also want to provide a work environment for others that is encouraging and provides a livable wage.”

All of these young women have excellent GPA’s and test scores, are actively involved in community volunteer work, and extra-curricular activities in their school.

On the evening of June 10, 2015, Business Babes Society held their first BBS Scholarship Dinner where each winner and their families were able to be recognized for their hard work, express their goals for the future and to learn more about Business Babes Society’s mission to celebrate future and existing female entrepreneurs.  We congratulate each of our winners and look forward to watching them meet their goals and supporting them on their journey ahead.

Business Babes is proud to announce that $5,000 has been awarded to females graduating from Madison County KY high schools since 2014 through our scholarship program.  If you would like to support our program, we have four levels of Sponsorships available and our membership dues also support our Scholarship fund.  Visit our sponsorship page to learn more about how you can support women in business!


Joyce Green & Pam Murphy presenting BBS Award at the Model Laboratory School's Awards Ceremony

Business Babes Scholarship, started in 2014, was created to provide an incentive and reward for budding female entrepreneurs.   Our Scholarship presents $1000 to an exemplary and high-achieving female Madison County senior who is pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

After our Scholarship board received and reviewed the applicants, they couldn't just choose one so they chose TWO!  Here are the two first annual Business Babes Society Scholarship Winners in 2014:

Hannah Durbin

Model Laboratory High School

Hannah is a senior at Model Laboratory High School with aspirations to attend the University of Notre Dame, Hillsdale College, Centre College or Murray State University and major in Business Administration/Marketing. 

Hannah has always known that she wanted to be a leader; and has learned in her years that to be successful in business, one must be a leader. The application of her intended business degree directly relates to her love for healthy living. From running her first mile race at the age of 4 to her current job as a soccer coach at Madison Indoor, her love for exercise and healthy living continues to be a passion in her life.

In combination with Hannah's leadership skills and love for exercise, she plans to use her business degree to open a fitness and nutrition center that reinstates the core values of health. She aspires for her fitness center to revolutionize the concept of combining diet and physical activity.

In addition, conjoining to her gym will be a restaurant staffed with nutritionists who will plan and cook all meals for gym members. Her ultimate goal, to reduce the 30% obesity rate in Kentucky and have a healthier community with longer-living citizens with happier lives.

To quote Hannah, "A business degree is more than a major-- it's a lifestyle chosen for leaders like me."

Brittani Montgomery 

Madison Central High School

Brittani is a senior at Madison Central High School with aspirations to attend EKU or UK anddouble major in Business Administration and Hospital Administration. Because her mother is a business instructor and FBLA advisor and father is an entrepreneur who has owned his own franchise for 10 years, Brittani is no stranger to the idea of owning her own business in her near future.  And materially participating in business activities has inspired her to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

Brittani plans to give back to the community by creating programs to help people living with diabetes as she has noticed a lack of resources and education. Furthermore, she plans to start a non-profit organization that will work hand-in-hand with the Juvenile Diabetes Association in the search for a cure and help others with the financial costs associated with this disease.

Brittany has a favorite quote by Epictetus, "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

Brittani says, "It was a natural choice to pursue a business career, but it was my reaction to what happened in my life that caused me to choose a business career in conjunction with health sciences to help others."

Business Babes Society

Business Babes Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Kentucky, P.O. Box 330, Richmond, KY 40476

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