Empowered Women Empower Women

An empowered woman knows who she is and is confident in the choices she makes.

She is fearless.

She knows what she wants, goes out, and gets it.

She redefines what it means to take charge.

But most importantly, an empowered woman empowers other women.

That is why Esselle is owned and operated by women. If you've ever ordered anything from us, it was a woman who answered your email, hand-painted, packaged, and shipped your order. All of us here at Esselle make it a priority not only to help one another, but to empower one another.

With this in mind, we have collaborated with Melanie Dejesus from Poppy Lettering and Design to create a limited edition print and mug to help spread this message. A portion of every sale goes to GIRLS INC. Founded in 1864, Girls Inc. develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges.

Print & Stand | 5" x 7" premium quality gold foil letterpress on 237# heavy cotton paper.  Each print comes with esselle Beech Triangle Stand. Hand-lettering by Poppy Lettering Design.

Mug & Coaster | 16oz ceramic matte white mug with glossy rim. Each mug comes with esselle Beech Hexagon Coaster.

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In support of the women’s empowerment movement, we have selected a few incredible females who constantly inspire us.

Sheryl Sandberg

"Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression. Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place."

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer (COO) for Facebook and is also the founder of LeanIn.Org. She is the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board of directors. Sandberg wrote the best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead which examines women in leadership roles and how they can empower themselves to achieve their full potential.

Her LeanIn.Org movement encourages women to connect in small peer groups to help inspire one another. In 2016, Sandberg also donated more than $100 million in Facebook stock to charity.

Amy Poehler

"I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading."

Amy Poehler is an American actress, director, producer, and writer. In 2008, she created a web series entitled, “Smart Girls at the Party,” which features girls showcasing their unique talents, interests, and perspectives.

The series also features Poehler interviewing other female celebrities, as well as an “Ask Amy” segment where she gives advice to other women. Poehler didn't stop there. She also started Smart Girls, an organization that encourages girls to come together and celebrate their differences.

Joanna Gaines

“I realized that my determination to make things perfect meant I was chasing an empty obsession all day long. Nothing was ever going to be perfect the way I had envisioned it in the past. Did I want to keep spending my energy on that effort, or did I want to step out of that obsession and to enjoy my kids, maybe allowing myself to get messy right along with them in the process? I chose the latter - and that made all the difference.”

If you're a big fan of HGTV, chances are you recognize Joanna Gaines (and her husband, Chip). The couple hosts one of the most popular HGTV shows Fixer Upper. Gaines has been remodeling homes for more than twelve years, taking the helm as the lead designer while she was also the owner of Magnolia Market. After having her first two children, Gaines decided to close Magnolia Market so she could focus on her family.

It didn't take long for the desire to design to resurface, so in 2014, the mother of four decided to reopen the market. Gaines also runs a remarkable blog where she shares her experience as a mother, wife, business owner, and industry-leading professional. Fixer Upper is so popular that the show's fifth season is expected to premiere in late 2017.

With love,


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