Spreading the Word About the Financial Power of Crowdfunding

What’s New at Plum Alley: Check out this timely interview with Plum Alley CEO Deborah Jackson, posted on the site for girls in tech.

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Plum Alley Thought Leaders in Finance & Crowdfunding for Women

Plum Alley is taking a leadership role in several high-impact events this Spring. We urge you to sign up to participate at these events. Be sure to introduce yourself to us as well.

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From PA Headquarters: April 4th, 2014

Plum Alley CEO Deborah Jackson was a guest expert on CNBC’s Power Pitch this week, commenting on’s chance for success:


Uprise Art on Display in NYC

Work by artist Jen Wink was featured at the Affordable Art Fair in New York this week.

Plum Alley has featured Uprise Art several times. For a peek at Jen’s work offered for sale on PA, click here.


Business of Fashion 101

Do you have a passion for fashion? Don’t sew a stitch until you read the nine tutorials produced by Business of Read them here:


National Women’s History Museum Making Progress

The House Administration Committee met to consider HR 863 and voted recently to support a bill creating a commission to produce a plan to build a privately-funded national women’s history museum.

The museum has been in the works for more than a decade. The bill passed out of the Committee without amendments. This was the first step to getting the bill passed by the House of Representatives. Next step: the bill goes to the House Resources Committee.




From Plum Alley Headquarters: March 21, 2014

It’s been another busy and productive week at PA Headquarters. CEO Deborah Jackson spoke at two high-profile events in New York City last week: She keynoted the National Minority Business Council conference and then spoke about crowd funding at the Johnson Women in Tech event sponsored by Cornell University.

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From PA Headquarters and Los Angeles: March 11, 2014

It was a busy bi-coastal week for the PA team. CEO Deborah Jackson and strategic partnership director, Jane Applegate, traveled to Los Angeles for several productive business development meetings.

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From Plum Alley HQ – Feb. 28, 2014

About a dozen Plum Alley project creators and community members joined us for the first Plum Alley Business Owner’s Check Up event. The Check Up, written by Jane Applegate, our entrepreneur-in-residence and director of strategic partnerships, is an exclusive workbook designed to help business owners take the pulse of their business.

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This Week at Plum Alley: Feb. 21, 2014

CEO Deborah Jackson was mentioned this week in a story about successful women who formerly worked at Goldman Sachs. Posted by Vitamin W. Deborah also spoke about crowd-funding and financing on Friday at the 23rd Women in Business Conference hosted by the Women’s Student Association at Harvard Business School. A few lucky women also met with her one-on-one for ‘office hours.’

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Happy Valentine’s Day

The Plum Alley team celebrated the day by attending a fantastic cake decorating class hosted by NeueHouse and taught by Margaret Braun, renowned cake artist and author of Cakewalk: Adventures in Sugar with Margaret Braun.

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This Week at Plum Alley: Feb. 7, 2014

It’s been another busy and productive week at Plum Alley. Our project page has been redesigned this week. Plum Alley founder and CEO Deborah Jackson will join Heidi Lehmann, co-founder SWSI (Smart Women, Smart Ideas) and Accessories Council president Karen Giberson for a panel discussion: What is Crowd-Funding and Is it Right for You?”

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This Week at Plum Alley: January 31, 2014

Women to Women: A Wise Investment was the theme of this week’s Quorum Initiative event in New York City. Three leading business women, including Plum Alley founder and CEO Deborah Jackson, hosted informal round table discussions with members.

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