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Metropolitan Capital Bank’s quarterly “Women’s Empower Hour” breakfast series is back with a bang for on Tuesday, July 12. At 7:30 AM Stacey Edgar, founder and president of fair-trade company Global Girlfriend, will discuss her new book Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made it Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide and her work with women artisans globally.
Stacey is a passionate advocate for women and children and a fair market. She's traveled the world providing market and business training to women’s cooperatives and organizations. She used her 10 years in social work practice as a springboard to her role as a social entrepreneur, and started Global Girlfriend as a way to provide economic security for women in need by creating a sustainable market for their products—sold at her business globalgirlfriend.com and premier boutiques and retail locations nationwide such as That's Our Bag on Michigan Ave, Whole Foods, Penache, Wicker Park's Greenheart, Highland Park's The Soap Box Shop and Target.