In the world of business, it's not just about making a profit; it's also about making a difference. This month, I had the privilege of collaborating with the Lise Watier Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping women get back on their financial track. As the founder and designer of RM KANDY, a unique handmade jewelry brand based in Montreal, I wanted to share my recent exciting collaboration.
Giving back is not just a practice at RM KANDY but a part of the brand's core values, and I'm passionate about empowering women, giving back to my community, values that align seamlessly with the mission of the Lise Watier Foundation.
A Personal Connection: Lise Watier and a Strong Woman's Legacy
From my early days, I always admired the Lise Watier makeup brand and enjoyed using some of their products that are still standing strong in the beauty industry. Lise Watier, a remarkable woman, had built a brand that was made by women, for women, and that philosophy profoundly resonated with me. So when the opportunity to collaborate with their non profit organization arose, it wasn't just a business decision; it held a deeper meaning. It was an immediate "yes" to collaborating with an organization that carried a rich history and deep-rooted significance.
The Lise Watier Foundation's Inspiring Mission: Empowering Women
The Lise Watier Foundation is a beacon of hope for women who are navigating financial challenges. Their mission is to help women living in a situation of economic, social or professional vulnerability reclaim confidence in their own abilities and take the initiative to act towards financial independence. Tools, resources, training, support and access to a network are offered enabling these women to develop their self-confidence and reach their full professional potential.
As a woman-owned business, empowering women is a cornerstone of RM KANDY's identity, and our collaboration seamlessly aligns with this mission. Their focus on empowerment resonated perfectly with what RM KANDY stands for.
Getting Involved: A True Honour for a Local Montreal Brand
When the opportunity was presented to become one of the sponsors for the Lise Watier Foundation's event amongst many other remarkable local Montreal businesses, I felt deeply compelled to participate. It was an honour to support other women in their journey to reclaim financial independence and to emphasize the importance of giving back to the local community. The collaboration represented more than just a business transaction; it was a shared commitment to empowering women, and a testament to the impact that local businesses can make.
The Time and Effort Behind The Jewelry Piece for a Cause
As I met with the team at their Montreal office, our collaboration involved creating a custom men's bracelet, simple yet timeless for their event. The theme was "Électrique Glam" so we decided on an elegant black matt onyx beaded bracelet with a silver charm to express this statement for the ball. RM KANDY jewelry is a brand inspired by people and places with deep meaning and purpose. It was a treat and a proud moment of collaboration for a special cause, sharing common values.
The Power of Collaboration for Women in Business
This collaboration served as a powerful reminder of the impact we can create when local brands and organizations come together. As an entrepreneur and a woman-owned business, giving back is at the core of my values. I understand the importance of women supporting women, and the Lise Watier Foundation's mission reinforces this belief. The power of collaboration extends beyond individual efforts, and it's a reminder that when we unite, we can achieve far more.
Even though I wasn't present at the event, knowing that RM KANDY showcased custom mens bracelets for a cause, and that they were gifted to the VIP guests who made a significant contribution to this fundraiser, was a profound experience. It was a successful night in every aspect and I was proud to have been a part of it.
Here are some pictures of their event!
In business, it's easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget the importance of community and support. The collaboration with the Lise Watier Foundation was a great reminder that we can always find ways no matter the size to give back and make a difference. As a proud woman in business, it is my commitment to continue supporting initiatives that empower women. Together, we can create a brighter future for all, emphasizing the importance of women supporting women in business.
I hope this blog provides insight and inspires you to seek out opportunities to make a positive impact in the world regardless of what industry you're in. I welcome you to check out rmkandy.com for some special jewelry pieces that may inspire your fashion style, add life to your outfits, helping you look your best, feeling confident and radiant. Jewels have the power to make you feel elevated and polished no matter your age, style or background so choose to shine every single day!
Founder and Designer