You know when you meet a friend-of-a-friend, and you realize you’re about to have a new BFF? It’s such a great feeling, isn’t it? That’s what happened to us here at Batchbook when we got introduced to The Lady Project through a friend at MailChimp. The Lady Project was started in Providence and their mission statement really connected with us – “The Lady Project connects, inspires and showcases awesome women doing amazing things through membership, events and community engagement.” Once we met the co-founder, Sierra Barter, we knew we had to be involved in the organization and their second annual Lady Project Summit here in Providence.
Let’s Get The Party Started
The Summit took place last weekend and we hosted a pre-party at our office where we got to meet some of the attendees before the event. The ladies from Mint set up a pop-up shop filled with vintage treasures which were able to browse while enjoying drinks and appetizers.
At the Summit
The Summit schedule was full of interesting key-note speakers and there were so many workshops to choose from. I thought I’d give you a few highlights from the sessions our team attended.
Keynote – Tammy Tibbetts – She’s the First
She’s the First sponsors girls’ education in the developing world with the goal of creating first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.
- Dream Big – Start Small. Tammy shared how her non-profit started with just one YouTube video.
- Follow your passion and share it with others. Instead of asking people what they do, ask them “What are you passionate about?”
- Remember where you came from, be authentic. All the steps you took to get where you are today are part of your story and the person you’ve become.