It all started when…
I saw a huge gap within the wedding + creative industry when I worked for a floral designer back in Arkansas. There were words of "let's collaborate", "us ladies should be standing beside each other, helping each other out", "we should never be against each other, it should always be community over competition". But those words did not match up their actions. It was more of a 'get ahead', 'cut throat' type of industry. So much gossip, degrading, taking advantage of, etc.
This is when I left the industry in Arkansas and moved to Dallas. I found very quickly that this area was for each other and cheerleaders on the sideline. I craved for that when I had my career in Arkansas. Now I have found a way to bring all creative entrepreneurs together to not only build relationships, but understand each others' business so that we can encourage each other throughout their business day. When envisioning 'EMPOWER', I saw passionate business owners teaching their expertise to young entrepreneurs that wouldn't receive the types of teachings they need to build a profitable, and successful business- because that teacher did not want to share their trade-secrets. I think otherwise. I believe that those teachings can be used in different ways that other creatives brand their businesses. I believe that everyone should have their fair share of understanding how to create a specific work of art without having to pay thousands of dollars.
This is why I created EMPOWER. This event will consist of four different workshops by a photographer, a calligrapher, a floral designer, and a planner/stylist. With our years of expertise, we have come up with workshop elements that are not often taught at other workshops- and this is why I believe that this event will inspire young entrepreneurs in a way that they will want to see the creative industry thrive.
Following the workshops, the students will be able to put their knowledge from that day to create a beautiful dinner party. This is where we will invite other women entrepreneurs, small business owners, and bloggers to join us for a celebration of empowerment. There are separate tickets for workshops and dinner, so be sure to register for both! I am so excited to get to meet each and every one of you! What an absolute blast this event will be!