I’ve said this many times before- great things happen when positive women come together with a purpose in mind. This was certainly the case at Hats & Chats, a networking event held by Daisy Mack creator, Kimberly Suber. Twenty-seven enthusiastic business women came together, adorned in beautiful hats, ready to mix, mingle, and make new business contacts. The mixer was held at a lovely new spot in Columbia, Jonez, located at 1004 Gervais St. You should definitely check it out (classy atmosphere, great food and staff).
This was not the first Daisy Mack event that I attended, so I came with expectations of Hats & Chats being a powerful event. Powerful event? Yes, it was. The event began with each lady introducing herself and giving her business’ elevator pitch. A diverse range of businesses were represented, from charitable organizations to event planners to real estate firms. Being among such driven women was a great experience, and several attendees seemed to have similar sentiments about the event. Ladies described their experience during Hats & Chats as “motivational”, “inspiring”, and one attendee even expressed that the information received during the event has encouraged her to go in a completely different direction with her business.
I do have to say that Ms. Suber offered extremely valuable information during the work session. I had the pen and paper in hand, as well as my voice recorder going to be sure that I did not miss any of the gems being dropped during the session J. One piece of advice that will stick with me and seemed to resonate with many of the ladies in attendance was Ms. Suber’s statement to “never think that you have arrived”. Check out the slide below for more savvy business tips from Kimberly Suber.
As the wonderful afternoon of fellowship, networking, and learning came to an end, Ms. Suber informed us that we had been “Daisy Macked”, her signature phrase giving homage to the people who influenced her entrepreneurial spirit: her very stylish and powerhouse grandmother (Daisy) and her grandfather (Mack) who, though he was paralyzed for 32 years, managed to find great success as an entrepreneur.
Hats & Chats was a wonderful learning experience, to say the least. Follow Kimberly Bella Suber on social media so that you can catch the next opportunity to be “Daisy Macked”!
View photos from Hat’s & Chats below. Photos courtesy of Daryn Murphy/Visions Made Plain.
Until next time…
Nshiraba Serwah of AfricStyle Initiatives is launching her “I Am Just Beautiful” promotion. Through the “I Am Just Beautiful” movement, Nshiraba aims to encourage women to embrace self-confidence and acceptance of their own unique beauty. Here’s what Nshiraba had to say about this upcoming event:
“We are all made unique, and we have to embrace and celebrate that. Women in particular are so centered on our physical appearance. We try so hard to look like others, instead of looking like ourselves. This is why I want to do this project. “I Am Just Beautiful” is not a question. It’s a statement. We are all beautiful in our own way”—Nshiraba Serwah, AfricStyle Initiatives
Nshiraba is calling women of all shapes and sizes who are comfortable in their own skin, as well as those who may be struggling with self-esteem issues to come out and participate in this shoot for AfricStyle’s “I Am Just Beautiful” promotion. AfricStyle Initiatives will put together a movie/slideshow using the beautiful images captured at the event.
Let’s Support This Event!
“I Am Just Beautiful” by AfricStyle Initiatives
A promotional shoot encouraging women to be confident and embrace their beauty
Who: Women of All Shapes and Sizes!
When: Sunday June 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Finlay Park, Columbia SC
Questions? Email AfricStyle Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org
About AfricStyle Initiatives
AfricStyle Initiatives is an organization established in 2013, focused on promoting African culture and heritage. The group sponsors wonderful community events, including service projects, and fashion events. Follow AfricStyle Initiatives on Facebook so that you won’t miss an event!
Truly Charmed is all about women coming together to uplift one another so that we can claim our Charmed Lives! I am in full support of “I Am Just Beautiful”, and I know that it will be a great success!
The creator of Truly Charmed, Antoinette Cain, delights in all things fashion, all things fostering empowerment, and all things that inspire ambition. Antoinette started this fashion and lifestyle blog to celebrate those who are living their Charmed Lives and to empower those who haven't yet realized that life may be imperfect, but in every day there is a Charmed moment.