As a creative project for Instagram, Silvana Favaretto designed and wore Tulle skirts for 100-days. The rave reviews she received from other women while wearing the skirts inspired her to turn The Tulle Project into a business and a movement. Visit her store.
liftUPlift is the first global alliance of women-owned businesses, all in one marketplace.
Wrapperoo is a brilliant solution designed to save you time while getting ready in the morning. Super-absorbant towel on one side and water-resistant shield on the other, use Wrapperoo to keep your clothes dry while your hair is wet, then flip it over to protect your clothes while you do your makeup (or shave, fellas). Available in pink or gray, just $19.99. Visit her store.
POWCH is a reusable, collapsible, to-go container for food and beverage, invented by Karen Orlich, a Mom on a mission to save the planet. It’s not just dishwasher safe…POWCH is virtually indestructible, made from the same fabric used to make bullet proof vests! With one for each family member, you will never buy ziplock baggies, again.
Made with surgical grade plastic, these stunning sunnies by SPINOZA are featherlight and 10x more durable than standard sunglass frames. Founder Silja Kim (New York City) is building her brand on the cutting-edge of fashion and technology. She’s a master of grassroots marketing, which keeps her prices affordable. Upgrade your summer with SPINOZA!
Silvana’s radiant positivity and brilliant creativity make her the perfect “advocate for the feminine.” The Tulle Project, launched this year, is about powerful women embracing their femininity in the workplace and everywhere else. A Chicago business owner with her roots in Brazil, Silvana wants to see more tutus in the board room. We do, too! Tulle is a tribute to the little girl inside each woman, who dreams and plays and doesn’t worry about what other people think. These gorgeous skirts make you feel like anything is possible!
We are on a mission to empower women worldwide as makers, consumers and allies.
Our startup is led by a team of women in Chicago and Boston. We have dedicated our lives to empowering women and girls worldwide.
Founder & CEO
Corielle Laaspere founded liftUPlift in December 2014, the culmination of her life’s work to understand and advance women’s empowerment. She has personally spearheaded all of our growth and success to date, through strategic aptitude, indefatigable optimism, willingness to learn and adapt, and above all, her ability to make strong allies. Corielle was born to build liftUPlift.
Chereesca Bejasa will join our team upon funding, to immediately begin development of proprietary, scaleable technology. She is presently the Founder and CEO of her own full-service development firm. By joining Team liftUPlift, she brings not only her own skills, but also her team of full-stack web and mobile application developers and product managers, with many years of experience building successful products and businesses. (She was not involved with the development of this prototype site.)
Cindy started her career in the mail room of Inland Steel in 1974. She rose quickly through a variety of positions, to the role of VP of Finance and Purchasing. She retired after leading the company’s $1.4 billion sale to Accelor Mittal, and within months, Cindy successfully campaigned and was elected to public office. She is currently serving her 5th consecutive term as a Trustee for the Village of Frankfort, a Chicago suburb famous for its thriving small businesses. She joined Team liftUPlift in March, 2015, when she helped cofound liftUPlift Worldwide, our affiliated nonprofit organization.
Director of Makers Alliance
Melissa earned her BA in Fashion Merchandising, and after graduation, she worked for online fashion powerhouse, Revolve, in Los Angeles. Seeking more meaningful work in a more uplifting environment, Melissa found liftUPlift and joined our team in April, 2016. She has consistently blown us away ever since. As a relationship manager, her intangible assets and talents are what make her uniquely qualified for her role: Highly intelligent, easy to trust, phenomenal work ethic and unrelenting positivity.
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“…the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.” – Hillary Clinton (2011)
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