Since 2015, the YWCA Greensboro has continued to provide an entrepreneurship program for women that has strengthened and empowered the women we’ve served; we have done well, and so have the clients we have served! The Passion to Purse Program has been one of our greatest pleasures and successes.

When the YWCA began this program, it was with the hope that women would become socioeconomically empowered. Since that time, our Passion to Purse Program has provided training and support to many women who have moved forward in achieving great success in their entrepreneurial endeavors. For that, we are grateful…to you, our community.

Unfortunately, the program has remained unfunded for a while. For this reason, the program, as we have known it, will come to an end February 26th, 2021. We have enjoyed our season of serving these phenomenal entrepreneurs. However, seasons change. At this time our future in entrepreneurship training is uncertain; It is our hope to reestablish a related program in the future.

Again, it has been our pleasure to serve in this manner!


-Mona Lisa McCorkle, M.A. Min., M.S.

Program Facilitator

What is a Microenterprise?

  • A small business that employs and operates with a small number of employees
  • Started with a small amount of capital
  • Specializes in providing goods or services for their local areas
  • Can be run from home and various locations
  • Produces products made at home and sold online, in local stores, or at local markets

*Classes are designed to teach for profit businesses only (excluding multilevel marketing businesses)

Passion to Purse Member Highlights

School of Thought

Passion to Purse Member: Mona Lisa McCorkle
Mona Lisa McCorkle, M.S. is a graduate of our Passion to Purse Program and founded School of Thought which is a training and consulting organization. School of Thought, LLC believes that greatness begins with a thought!

Paleo treats to make your palate happy!

Passion to Purse Member: Mary Bryan-Stewart
PaleoLove Company – A company  that creates “Momma’s Mammoth Munch” a grain-free granola, energy bites, cookies, brownies and specialty donuts that are sold at various markets and events in the Triad area.

We All Want Cake! – Passion to Purse Spotlight

Passion to Purse Member: Jaime Raymond

Business: All2Scrumptious Cakes – a home-style bakery creating custom cakes, cupcakes, and sweet treats.
Jamie is a recognized force on the High Point cake scene. She specializes in custom creations that are truly stunning.

For more information or questions about the program contact: or 336-273-3461

YWCA Passion to Purse