Power of the Purse

Thursday, December 10, 2020

6:00-8:00 PM


BCI’s Power of the Purse will bring together women who want to build a stronger community by raising funds for BCI to provide continued employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.


This event is a virtual 'Ladies Night In' experience featuring:

  • Live Celebrity Makeup Artist Tips

  • Holiday DIY Cocktails

  • Silent Designer Purse Auction

  • An Intimate Conversation with Build-A-Bear Workshop Founder, Maxine Clark.


To purchase a ticket or learn more, go to bcipowerofthepurse.eventbrite.com by 12/3.

About Maxine Clark

Maxine Clark is one of the true innovators in the retail industry. During her career, her ability to spot emerging retail and merchandising trends and her insight into the desires of the American consumer have generated growth for retail leaders, including department store, discount and specialty stores. In 1997, she founded Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear themed retail-entertainment experience. Today there are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide. Cumulative sales have exceeded $5 billion and over 140 million stuffed animals have been sold world-wide. In June 2013, Maxine stepped down from her Chief Executive Bear role to apply her entrepreneurial skills to her passion for improving K-12 public education and encouraging and investing in women and minority entrepreneurs such as Goldie Blox, myEDmatch.com, Wondermento and St. Frank. Maxine is also a Managing Partner of Prosper Women’s Capital, a St. Louis based fund created to invest in women owned businesses in the St. Louis area and a member of the Board of Advisers of Lewis & Clark Ventures, a St. Louis based private equity firm.

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