As a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), we believe in diversity and equality for all human beings
— no matter their sex, gender identity, race, religion or background.
Our involvement with the Zebra Coalition goes back to its beginning. As a founding board member, Appleton’s CEO, Diana LaRue, helped advance the LGBTQ+ organization and its brand from the ground up. Since then, we have developed the website and marketing collateral for Zebra Coalition, in addition to creating anti-bullying campaigns for the Orange County Public School System as well as event collateral for Zebra’s 5K events. We also hosted a Pulse memorial exhibit in the Appleton Awareness Gallery to raise funds for Zebra Coalition as it was assisting those in need during this time of crisis.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando & Osceola County Women Build
Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization whose vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Part of its efforts include the Women Build Day event, where women from all over the community come together to build affordable housing for another woman in need. Appleton heavily promotes this initiative, developing collateral and videos and participating in the event every year.
ATHENAPowerLink is a program of ATHENA International, an organization dedicated to creating leadership opportunities for women. ATHENAPowerLink, offered through the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College, guides women business owners in defining and achieving tangible goals by providing them with access to a panel of business advisors. Appleton’s CEO, Diana LaRue, serves on the Governing Body of the organization as well as panels, and she truly believes in helping these women business owners make it to the next level of growth.