Empowering Women Through Change: Women’s Bean Project


We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; being a women-owned advertising and design agency in Boulder, we love working with local companies that empower other women. And our newest client is no exception.

Women’s Bean Project, based in Denver, CO, gives women a second chance at a successful future. They employ women who are considered to be “chronically unemployable and impoverished.” Many of whom have spent time in the prison system. These ladies come to the Women’s Bean Project through a rigorous interview process. Once hired, they are put to work packaging gourmet soups, baking goods, dip mixes, gift baskets and creating handmade jewelry. Throughout the entire process each woman is provided job-training skills that she will carry with her into future opportunities once she graduates from Women’s Bean Project. Pretty fantastic, huh?

When Oblique Design met Women’s Bean Project at an event in Denver, we knew without a doubt that we wanted to be a part of the change they are cultivating. After a few more conversations, our chance came when we were awarded the opportunity to complete the print design their new 2015-2016 product catalog. We are so thrilled to help spread the word and inspire others through thoughtful design and photography. Everyone at Women’s Bean Project puts their whole heart into empowering each other, and Oblique Design is putting our whole heart into our designs for them.

Want to know more about Women’s Bean Project and how you can be a part of the empowerment and change they are creating?

Visit their website: www.womensbeanproject.com (don’t forget to request a catalog!).

Visit any of their retail partners (http://www.womensbeanproject.com/help-women-thrive/retail-partners/) to purchase some of their fantastic products (we recommend the cornbread and chocolate covered espresso beans).

Listen to CEO Tamra Ryan tell some of their amazing stories during her Ted Talks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgYItsUBW1M).

And, if you’re in the area, stop by their gift shop (http://www.womensbeanproject.com/what-we-do/contact-us/) and say hi. You’ll see why Women’s Bean Project is “where a woman earns her future.”