I have a challenge for you. And I think it’s one you’ll enjoy and one where you can make a difference. As the founder of cee cee & ryan and a partner in another venture, I am a huge advocate of women supporting women in living their dreams. Not only for the simple reason that we should as human beings, but because we are still heavily under represented in the marketplace from consumer products to professional services. We all know THE STRUGGLE IS REAL in building our dreams and it truly does take a tribe and surrounding yourself with those that genuinely want to lift you up and see you succeed. There are many 9 a.m. to Midnight professionals and stay at home moms breaking the glass ceiling and changing the way people think and shop in today’s world. The playing field, while not yet balanced, is starting to become more even and that’s so exciting! And you can be a part of that! How? Meet MAIA. A Community of Female Entrepreneurs and Consumerism. “165 Million Females + 11 Million Woman Owned Businesses = Limitless Ways to Affect Change.” ~ Kateri & Angel Ladies, we are smart, talented and the BIGGEST multitaskers on this Earth and you know it. So, I am here to support another female founded and run business whose primary mission is to disrupt the status quo and drive a female economy. Think about that for a minute. What does that mean to you? For the founders of MAIA (Kateri Ruiz and Angel Rowell) it means supporting a movement where we commit to purchasing goods or services from a woman owned business whenever we can - a graphic artist, an attorney, an artist, a crafter or marketing consultant. Think about the change we all could affect to the pocket books of women running these businesses and helping them build their dreams while building an economy where women become more equal in the playing field. If each female in the U.S. spent just $20 a month dining at women-owned restaurants for one year, the females of the U.S. would drive $37.7 billion more to women-owned companies than all Venture Capital funding did in 2017. How amazing would that be? We have so much purchasing power and can put it to so much good use! And even better…for all you women who own your own business, or own at least 50% of it, be it crafter’s who have a side gig you’re trying to build, a hobby that you want to turn into a profitable stream of income, a corporation or a consultant that specializes in a specific field, log on to MAIA.Community, register your business and spread the word through your family and friends. This directory is a perfect resource to help us build each other up into successful entrepreneurs/mompreneurs and businesses to be reckoned with! Let’s all play a part in helping balance the playing field more quickly and support the heck out of our sisters whenever we can. The directory is easy to use and all searchable by key words like you would using Google. So seriously we say…. Google Who? Just MAIA That! “Women need to be involved equally at the highest levels of leadership. Where we Ideate, Create and make Decisions.” ~ Kateri & Angel For the basic registration at no cost to you, this is what your business listing will look like: For the Paid registration of $100 per year, you can get a more expansive listing as shown below...HOWEVER...They are running a special that you must nab! Pick Your Price For Life - where verified business owners can choose from $25, $50, $75, or $100 annually for the LIFE of their business. There is no difference in service for each of the price levels. They trust that business owners will pay what they can honestly afford — whether you've been in business for 2 weeks or 20 years. What an amazing deal so get your businesses listed - deal ends on December 31, 2018.Now for some fun. Let's meet some of the amazing women entrepreneurs breaking the Glass Ceiling. Even if you may not need them right now, we can certainly celebrate them and cheer them on. (You can click on their images to see their web-sites.) Let’s root for each other and watch each other grow.And a quick shout out….To all the amazing men out there that embrace women as being equals and play a role in lifting us up to fulfill our dreams….You are SO appreciated beyond words and we love the support you give us ladies in so many ways. Makes us gush over you that much more.So take the challenge! Make at least one purchase per month from a woman owned business. Help spread the word and be part of the change. And if you are into social media as much as we are, take photos of product you purchased or of your happy beautiful self, post to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag #MAIAconscious. So remember….Google Who? Just MAIA That!XOXO,ChristineFounder & Owner of cee cee & ryanMom to an incredible little boy - wife to a pretty rad husband. To get social with MAIA give them a follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or all four. Their feeds are inspiring! Disclaimer: This is not a paid advertisement and I was not asked to write on behalf of MAIA. These are my own view points based on my personal experience and my desire to help other women reach an audience and strive toward success in their endeavors. I want to share the things I love with others simply because we are all in this together - we should support each other and celebrate one another whenever we can.