We love to see how you Braiders are connecting and collaborating with each other. Videographer @wellheyitsmeg and yogi entrepreneur @alliebarnesactive teamed up to produce videos for Allie's podcast Strong + Gentle. We got to see them in person at our Breakfast of Champions meetup last week 😍 If you're looking for people to connect and collaborate with, make sure to keep an eye out for what's coming up next in the Braid world.
We loved seeing so many of you at our breakfast meetup yesterday! Big big thanks to the @chatbooks team for hosting us. We're hoping to hold these breakfast meetups quarterly, so if you couldn't make it this time, make sure to keep an eye out for our next one!
We're feeling the love today after our Breakfast of Champions meetup with so many of you amazing women 🥞❤️ We cannot believe that next week is already time for our monthly workshop! This month, Trisha Zemp, our local stop motion videographer wonder woman is going to share with you about how she turned her side hustle into a full time + big time business 👌 We cannot wait. Also, this month is a little bit sweeter thanks to our friends BG Truffles. If you bring a friend with you to the workshop (everyone must register in order to be admitted), then you will be entered in a giveaway for a box of these yummy Brazilian chocolate treats 😋 **This time, it's $5 if you pre-register & $15 at the door.** ^Follow the link in our bio to register!
HP CEO Meg Whitman has a strong policy against excuses. If things aren't working, she wants action. Figure out the problem and solve it- no excuses 🔥 #wcw
Calling all female entrepreneurs 👋 Our founder, @ahclew2 is running @women_who_build, a one day entrepreneurial workshop to help you take your projects to the next level. You'll work with a team to build a business in 3 hours (you'll be equipped with everything you need that day so no prior experience required) guided by local business mentors & innovation professors. Add tools to your toolkit and sign up now. Hope to see you there 🙃
Who's looking forward to Breakfast of Champions? 🥐🍳🥓🥞 Join us September 14th at Chatbooks HQ at 8 am to enjoy breakfast with other women working in the tech and entrepreneurship space! Start your day off feeling motivated by chatting with other passionate and ambitious women in the community (and, of course, eating the most important meal of the day 😋🍴) RSVP thru that link in the bio, see you bright and early friends ✌️
We can’t put down the book In The Company of Women by Grace Bonney. Seriously you guys. It’s a book full of inspiration and advice from female makers, artists, and entrepreneurs. We love Lorna Simpson’s advice for those looking to start their career: Jump in fearlessly. Lorna’s artwork confronts the forms of racism and sexism that African American women endure. We’re feeling inspired by Lorna’s words and her fearlessness in the art she creates. #wcw
Part of our why is creating opportunities and spaces for you to find tribe. You are welcome here. You belong.
Our #wcw is author and journalist ⚡️Isabel Allende⚡️. Her work is equally informed by her feminist convictions, her committment to social justice, and the harsh political realities that shaped her destiny. If you want to read some good stuff, check out her 📚The House of the Spirits and City of Beasts.
Hey dreamers, what are you doing this week to work those dreams into reality?
Still feeling the glow from celebrating Women's Equality Day on Saturday. Thanks to @theidentitecollective for creating & sharing this rad graphic. We love equality.
Hey, we believe in you. You got this.
Susan Petersen, one of our Braid advisory board members, is our #wcw. This amazing woman took leather scraps and a lot of 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 to build @freshlypicked, a now multimillionaire 🤑 business that caters to the 👶🏻👶🏿👶🏼👶🏽👶🏾 of celebrities like Beyoncé, Ayesha Curry, Lisa Ling, Michael Phelps, and Ciara. If you want to cross paths with this rockstar entrepreneur, make sure to catch her on the pitch competition judge panel for @women_who_build summit on September 22nd.
For #lifehack Tuesday, we're sharing this marketing book recommended to us by Braider @emdashhome, a graphic designer, potter, and all-around cool person. Whether you're headed back to school or not, check out this read!
As we look to the skies today, we remember Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space. At age 16, Mae began a chemical engineering degree @stanford and later obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from @cornelluniversity a few years later before applying to NASA's astronaut program. Seriously amazing.
Words of wisdom from last night's branding workshop: Crank up your only-ness. Make it incredibly easy for customers to notice it, choose it, and share it with friends. -⚡️Amy Stellhorn⚡️, CEO & Founder, @bigmonocle 📸: @trevorchristensen
“Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!” Ruby Bridges is our #womencrushwednesday. Ruby was one of the first black children to desegregate schools after the decision of Brown vs Board of Education. We're inspired by her story and her continued activism 👊