Let the #FEMPIRE mold the future of San Jose
I love meeting inspiring women. I love it more when those inspiring meetings mold the future of a city.
About 40 women leaders of San Jose joined us for the first #FEMPIRE hour last Wednesday at Mezcal.
The level of collaboration, networking, and whisper of things to come made this event special and marks the beginning of something special in San Jose.
“We are the ‘power of the purses.’” – Shyama Sachi
Below are a few highlights of women pushing the envelope forward, but my words will not do the energy of the night justice.
Jenna Tenorio and the ladies of the San Jose Downtown Association will begin a HER CITY campaign late summer and offer us women a new way to discover Downtown SJ. We’re talking VIP treatment and fun times out with the ladies and a great way to connect with other inspiring women. I can’t wait!
Sheila, Founder of Clever Girls Collective helps 5200+ bloggers internationally turn their passion into money by helping brands connect with bloggers. She’s the secret weapon of your social media strategy.
Mary Matlack of Content Magazine supports the San Jose community by featuring local talent and wonders around our city. She and her team make San Jose look sexy.
Kim Walesh, Director of Economic Development for the City of San Jose inspires women by being a female in a position of influence in a largely male dominated society and directing many of the amazing initiatives you see around San Jose. Go #FEMPIRE!
Joanne Tan of the Fairmont San Jose hosts Zumbathon’s, tea parties, swanky dinners, and is in the know about all things fun in the Fairmont. Social Media Day for the SJ community to be announced.
Paige Bayer of SV Local Market is a local food entrepreneur. Her site allows farmers and you to connect so you can get fresh produce, bread, meat, etc from who you want. Deliveries weekly, and the freshest local product you’ll find. Paige is also an active leader in building the food and mommy community in San Jose.
Gretchen Baisa of NextSpace is a community curator in Downtown San Jose. NextSpace allows small businesses and startups save money and create serendipity with co-working. She is also the co-curator Scrappy Startup, a local startup community, and knower of all things San Jose. Come co-work with the #FEMPIRE for a day!
Want to checkout more images of #FEMPIRE hour? Here is the facebook album.
To the women that made #FEMPIRE hour happen
A thank you again to my co-hosts and partners in crime for #FEMPIRE hour. Check them out below.
Jenna Tenorio and the San Jose Downtown Association
Sheila Dowd, Clever Girls Collective
Site: Clever Girls Collective
Mary Matlack, Content Magazine
Site: Content Magazine
If you’re a female in San Jose ready to make a difference and join the #FEMPIRE, email me for an invite to the next #FEMPIRE hour. (tracy (at) dishcrawl (dot) com)
xo for now,