Alumna named WomenVenture's Entrepreneur of the Month

Brett Blonigen Dorrian '07, MAOL Cert'09

Brett Blonigen Dorrian ’07, MAOL Cert’09 owns and operates the award-winning Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios. Photo courtesy of Capture Your Moment Photography.

Brett Blonigen Dorrian ’07, MAOL Cert’09, was selected as the WomenVenture Entrepreneur of the Month for December. Throughout the month, promotional spots and story vignettes about Dorrian and her business, Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios will run on myTalk 107.1–Minneapolis/St. Paul.

While at St. Kate’s, Dorrian majored in theater and art and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors. As she built her business from the ground up, Dorrian returned to St. Kate's to sharpen her business acumen with a master of arts certificate in strategic management and turned to WomenVenture for a small business loan and supplemental training.

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios provides makeup and hairstyling for film, theater, weddings, runway and special events, as well as professional development and apprenticeship opportunities for artists. Dorrian currently employs six artists and a coordinator.

WomenVenture is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women-owned businesses by providing microloans, working capital, education and ongoing consultation through all stages of business. The organization recently featured a story about Dorrian on their website.


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