(Photo Credit: Justine M. Johnson Photography)
Seems like I must explain the Lady Project, before we can go on and gush about the Lady Project Summit, right? This blog post is sure to make much more sense if I do.
You may have heard us mention the Lady Project here and there throughout our blog and social media posts, but there’s never been a formal introduction, which is really inexcusable on our part. Honestly.
Betties, may we introduce you to The Lady Project? The Lady Project is a non-profit organization based in Providence, RI (with chapters spreading quickly throughout the country), that hosts monthly events where women can connect with other women, become inspired, and share things that they’re passionate about. It was founded by two amazingly talented women, Sierra Barter and Julie Sygiel. (You may recall Sierra doing a little guest blogging here?)
2015 marked the third annual Lady Project Summit. In the months leading up the Summit, squeals of delight could be heard from the Betty office as each keynote and workshop leader was added to the docket. Some people get star struck and develop crushes on the celebrity actors, actresses, musicians. We get entrepreneur crushes. Jennifer Romalini, Editor of Hello Giggles, Naama Bloom of Hello Flo (Have you seen her viral video yet? If you haven’t, do it right this second. We’ll wait.), and Shauna Causey of Startup Weekend took the stage as keynote speakers, and each one knocked it out of the park.
Side note: We also had some fangirl moments with reps from some of our favorite businesses as well. We made a point of introducing ourselves to the ladies from Moo and Mailchimp, with a greeting that sounded something like, “Oh my God, I love your company, I use it all the time and I tell everyone I know to use it too!” I’m sure they hear that all the time.
Not only were we attendees at The Lady Project Summit, we were also Workshop Leaders. A roomful of women got to hear us speak on the topic “What to Expect When You’re Expecting… a Website”. (Guess which Betty loves a really bad pun!) We really had no idea how much work went into presenting at a conference; though we did go the extra mile for our audience if we do say so ourselves. Wow. It was a lot. BUT, we can’t wait to do it again next year!
If you’re a women entrepreneur, we hope you’ll join us in 2016. Put it in your calendar for next April, because you won’t want to miss this well coordinated event chock full of inspiration, education, and stylish fun. And, best goody bags of any conference I’ve ever been to, hands down.
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