RAIN is proud of one of our strongest entrepreneurs, Kristina Maritczak, who was recently highlighted in the Business Examiner for her work accelerating woman-owned businesses. Read an exert from the article:
“There are lots of women’s foundations,” says this entrepreneurial founder of Maritczak Legal Group. “We’re not here to create something instead of them. We’re here to create something out of the resources that are already here and supplement them with whatever we think needs to change.”
On Sept. 20, she officially launched the committee with a cocktail hour at Readiness Acceleration & Innovation Network (RAIN), her home base. Members of the committee include some impressive names: Tacoma City Manager Elizabeth Pauli, Pierce County strategic advisor for economic development Catherine Rudolph, Geneva Foundation founder and chief strategy officer Jane Taylor, Bamford Foundation Director Holly Bamford Hunt, vice president Joanna Monroe of TrueBlue, Forterra executive vice president of strategic enterprises Michelle Connor and other women who have built their own businesses.