Written by Joce Blake
When women support each other, incredible things happen. The Women of Denver Networking Party was the perfect example of that mantra. The atmosphere was encouraging, uplifting and full of positivity. The night began with laughter and intriguing stories as women networked and made some life-changing connections. From exchanging business cards to planning lunch dates, the excitement of gaining knowledge and relationships was overwhelming in the best way.
As the night progressed, we talked about what it means to be a strong, fearless and powerful woman of Denver. The Mile High’s 45th mayor, Michael B. Hancock, stopped by to give some words of encouragement and we can’t help but be excited about having “bubbleguts” and the desire and passion to be successful no matter the circumstances. He also assured us that now is the time and Denver is the place for women to create thriving businesses. We are planted in great soil and the best is yet to come.
Panelists Kumasi Aaron, National Correspondent, Scripps Network Interactive, Hilary Silver, Relationship Expert and Master Love & Empowerment Coach, and Sheryl Langley, Owner of FIT36 in the Highlands, wowed the crowd with their powerful stories. While their stories are very unique, they shared a common theme: strength and passion. Kumasi encouraged the ladies to be steadfast in chasing your dreams because what’s meant for you is truly for you. Hilary shared her story of shaking off the negativity of others and listening to her intuition despite the very strong feeling of fear. Sheryl advised the WOD to find your passion make it your own because there is nothing like a personal touch.
The mini-workshops were by far the most interactive and life-altering. Each panelist created activities for the WOD to indulge in that made for a fun session. The ladies were able to get to know each other on a personal level that isn’t present at typical networking events.
We would like to say a huge thanks to The Gluten Free Explorer, our makeup artist, Oksana Brown, Teresa Adams, Executive Career Coaching, LulaRoe Laura Garcia, Hashtagitude, Socially Powered, and The Commons on Champa for helping to partner and sponsor such an amazing event. Also, now that we are a social enterprise, we are donating 10% of our revenue in 2017 to support Work Options for Women and the Women's Foundation of Colorado. We are so thankful for the representatives from these nonprofits who attended at the event.
Of all of the 40 events that happen yearly, the Quarterly Party is always one for the books. Every woman left The Gallery at Asbury feeling empowered and encouraged. Mission accomplished.
To sign up for the next quarterly party visit https://womenofdenver.wildapricot.org/events