About Us

Our Companies:

liftUPlift is two companies: a technology platform and a non-profit, united by our mission to empower women worldwide. Our global marketplace and social network connects women entrepreneurs and consumers. We make it easy to find and shop from women-owned businesses with great products and benevolent agendas.Sellers contribute 5% of every transaction to our 501(c)3 nonprofit, liftUPlift Worldwide, which is dedicated to ending violence against women.

Our Story:

liftUPlift was founded in Chicago in 2014 by Corielle Heath Laaspere, an extremely passionate entrepreneur on a mission to empower women worldwide.

“liftUPlift is a unique technology platform…inspired, created and supported by women who are passionate about uplifting other women. As liftUPlift grows, the inspiration grows along with it.” – Ari Krzyzek, Owner of Chykalophia, liftUPlift Founding Ally

Our Team

Corielle Laaspere
Founder and CEO
Chereesca
CTO
Rachel
CMO
Cindy
CFO
Glenn
COO
Kirsten
V.P. of Solutions
Afreen
Advisor
Nicole
Advisor

Renaissance Women Council

Members of the Renaissance Women Council are helping liftUPlift build a diverse international alliance of women makers and entrepreneurs. These women work along side our team at liftUPlift to create a community where women entrepreneurs thrive and young girls can be inspired.

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Natasha Casanova, Founder and Owner of Kathmandu Yogi

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Keisha Howard, Founder at The BlazeBreakers, CEO & Founder at Sugar Gamers

Ari Krzyzek Chykalophia

Ari Krzyzek, Creative Director at Chykalophia, Co-Founder of Creative Women’s Conversations

Makeda Ricketts

Makeda Ricketts, Founder of PinkThink

Karen Torres

Karen Torres, Founder of Tulia’s Artisan Gallery

Colette Chreitin

Colette Chrétien, Founder/Creative Director of La Fille Colette

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Silvana Favaretto, Founder of The Tulle Project

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Fetesha Downs, YShop @ YWCA Chicago

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Julie Kramer, Founder of Shift Clothier Inc.

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Tiffany English, Founder of Velvet Style PR and Marketing

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Nora Brathol, Founder of Arka Pana Consulting

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V.P. Solutions, liftUPlift Worldwide