Enterprising Women Vol 10, No 2, 2009

56 enterprising Women And the talent to merge the two. Individuals. Companies. Call us at 800.568.8310 or visit www.superiorstaffresources.com Superior Staff Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic staffing solutions to companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Superior provides temporary staffing, direct placement, payroll services and web-enabled, automated vendor management solutions using its proprietary web-tool, Work Nexus. They will soon launch “Boumi Movement” to create jobs for thousands of Afghans in villages and provide them with literacy and basic business skills. With this approach, they will benefit from connecting with the Afghan people. Artisans will produce the hand embroiderd pieces for Boumi, which will in turn provide them hope for a brighter future. “I can only consider myself successful if I know there has been some social impact through Boumi,” Hassina said. “I believe Afghan women are very strong and can bring change if they are given a chance.” JESSICA DENISON is the communications manager at Mary Schnack Media Services, Inc., in Sedona, AZ. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona State University, where she earned her bachelor of arts in Communications, double majoring in Public Relations and Advertising. She may be reached at 928-204-9834 or email: Jessica. denison@gmail.com . Her baseball-themed treats are the ‘pride of New York’ The Cooperstown Cookie Company Pati Drumm Grady T he Cooperstown Cookie Company ® ’s story starts with shortbread cookies baked in Pati DrummGrady’s sunny kitchen. It begins with a woman looking for the next challenge in a successful and varied career. And, perhaps most importantly, this story starts in Cooperstown, NY, the celebrated home of baseball. “I was rolling out shortbread, and got the idea of making a base- ball-shaped cookie. The round shape was easy enough, and I added the stitches using my pastry crimper,” Grady says with a smile. “My husband and I talked, and real- ized no one was doing something like this, and we thought it was a great idea.” That afternoon of simple inspi- ration led Pati Drumm Grady to create the Cooperstown Cookie Company. After refining the con- cept, and enlisting the help of experts in finance, marketing, packaging, food science and com- mercial baking, Grady launched the company during the World Series Gala at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in October 2004. When the New York Yankees