Meet the Mastermind Alumni
The strength of our community lies not in our numbers or growth, but in the quality of the relationships developed and knowledge shared to lift everyone up. Below each woman shares what they brought to the mastermind. We encourage you to connect on social media, send an email to say hello, or set up a coffee date!
HEIRLOOM EVENT CO
I bring two years of business ownership experience and I ask really good questions!
Featured on Green Wedding Shoes – 2017/02
FOUNDING MEMBER SINCE 2015
Creative thinker, quick decision making, innovative ideas, marketing and management skills, design concepts.
EMILY ROSE INK
I am always willing to share my experience with building a social media presence, my design skills, and I am also good at helping people come up with creative business ideas. I have a unique drive and hustle that can be motivating for others.
Featured on Style Me Pretty – 2017/10
Featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper – 2017/07
Hired New Employee – 2017/05
Featured on Chicago Tribune & NPR for Dear Women Project – 2017/02
Launched Semi-Custom Collection – 2017/02
Participated in Chicago Indie Wed – 2017/02
FOUNDING MEMBER SINCE 2015
FEAST & IMBIBE CATERING
I bring a lot of experience and skills. We now have 15 employees, a huge commercial space with subletters, licensing, hearings with the city council, trademarks, three separate entities, becoming a certified woman owned business (which is not a simple process – but leads to government contracts). I’ve learned in the last few years a lot about navigating through business; all sorts of things, I never thought I’d never have to deal with, and that they don’t teach you in school.
JENNIFER KATHRYN PHOTOGRAPHY
I will bring 8 years of experience in business. My strongest skill set is communication with clients, building relationships and providing a custom experience for them. I have also honed my styling skills and have an eye for aesthetics, so I am happy to provide that kind of feedback when necessary.
JOANNA B ARTISTRY
I love contributing ideas and provided support/motivation to fellow entrepreneurs. I also love to network and I think I am pretty well connected in the local wedding industry so that would be a plus to others that are looking to expand their network.
FOUNDING MEMBER SINCE 2015
CALM BELLY KITCHEN
I know how to launch a service or program and create and deliver webinars. I’ve built an active Facebook group (over 1,700) members that upholds the values of my business. I know how to build an email list using great free content like a free 10-day course and simple digital opt-in gifts, as well as Pinterest to drive traffic. I can help other women with a lot of the tech hurdles as well.
I have good network of other creatives and am really good at bouncing ideas off of and helping think through the next steps of business building.
Marketing – I have 4+ years consultant experience.
Foremost, I would bring my experience as a mother and as an artist to the community. I have longstanding experience supporting others in crisis and am able to bring a genuine presence and listening ear to the group. My trust of the creative process allows me to recognize overarching themes as so much of this creative work unfolds in its own time. I’ve done a lot of inner work and benefit from recognizing the stories I told myself that kept me stuck for so long. I have a lot of compassion for women who struggle with perfectionism.
Launched New Website – 2017/04
Experience, perspective and skills that comes from owning my business for 2 1/2 years and a financial career with multinational companies.
I’m good at sales;-) I also have a lot of corporate experience and lessons learned that I can share to give people different perspectives. I’m also a big cheerleader for my friends/clients/friendors/etc. I believe in lifting each other up and celebrating wins.
FOUNDING MEMBER SINCE 2015
I have experience both in the creative industry and in the field of policy and academia.
Having run a non-profit, fashion blog and now my consulting business, I’m eager to share my insight from the challenges and successes I had over the years. I love to problem solve and will help in any way I can coming up with creative solutions for any obstacles others may be facing.
I bring experience as a fine craft artist (metal jewelry) selling at art fairs and wholesale; brief experience as a retail shop/gallery owner; writing press releases and articles for my gallery and for our neighborhood association’s quarterly newsletter magazine; arts event planning and volunteer coordinating in a volunteer capacity as board member of arts groups, etc.
The experience of having run a business past its lifespan + the experience of closing a business, technical skills (both from being a VA and from running a technical platform) and an obsession with referring people to new tools and systems, brainstorming and idea generation, looking at a problem from unique angles.
CAGE AND AQUARIUM
I have more than 10 years of experience in my industry.
A sense for helping other business owners make decisions to keep the look of their brands cohesive. A knack for deep listening and the passion to help other creatives solve the problems they are having in their business.
ELISA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY
I think professionals in every industry could use knowledge and feedback about photography. I read a lot about small business ownership. I’m open to sharing any knowledge I have!
HELLO PAPER WORLD CO
I have been running my business full time since 2014. I have experience in e-commerce, the wedding industry, branding, packaging, education, podcasting and so much more. I know I can help other business owners take their business to the next level and when I commit to helping people I give it my all without holding back and without needing something in return.
MR & MRS WEDDING EVENTS
Our city is starving for the path which leads to friendships, growth, and collaborations. I have the network necessary for building this community from the ground up and greatly look forward to expanding connections.
SAVANAH SUMMER - LUXURY HAIR & MAKEUP
I’ve owned my business for 5 years now and have experienced a lot in those years.
BOUDOIR BY TRACY BROWN
I am pretty confident in my business side. I have had a lot of training in that!
I have worked in a corporation as well as a small business, so seeing both sides shed light to common problems. Skills include: listening, problem-solving, graphic design, marketing, and brand development. Giving back to the community has always been important to me.
EVENT DESIGN BY B.E.
I’m a deep thinker and a big picture person. If you have a big idea and need to break it down to digestible tasks, I’m your girl.
LAW OFFICES OF CAROLINA K. TUMMINELLI, PLLC
I have been working in the “office” world since I was 16. I have tried to use those skills to make my business grow. I would love to be able to use those to help other women. I also recently lost 60 pounds, after having two children, and run two marathons. While that’s not business related, i feel that it helps me every day in my business – using those victories, and the lessons i learned from those challenges to tackle issues in business.
THE CREATIVE'S CFO
I bring 10+ years of professional experience in the corporate environment. I’m a licensed CPA with extensive accounting knowledge. I’ve grown my creative business over the past 2.5 years, so I can relate to the experience of starting and growing a new business. I’m kind, compassionate, and hard-working.
K.M.HUTTON - MODERN STITCHERY
I think being an attorney and a small business owner of a creative company, allows me to see and value all of sides of the business building experience. I’m extremely creative and love helping people thru roadblocks. But I also am pretty practical about the nuts and bolts of good business practice.
NIGHT AND DAYE EVENTS
I am detail and list oriented with an effervescent personality
I’ve learned over the past 3-5 years what has gone well and not as well in online business. I’ve had launches that have succeeded and Facebook ads that were a bust. Depending on those in the group, I believe I have some insight into what has worked and what I wouldn’t do again. I’ve used several software programs and apps. I’ve conducted client interviews and I’ve wasted time doing things that weren’t actually in line with my business. I also love being an encourager. If I can encourage anyone that what they are doing is going to matter in 6 months, I would love to do so!
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