I got to spend the whole weekend with a group of kickass, forward-thinking, totally driven women and it was really flippin’ awesome. I found out about Monarch Workshop through social media last fall and vowed to attend the next one scheduled. Fortunately I didn’t have to wait too long! The Workshop was created and run seamlessly by Madeline from Oh My Gemini and Jessica from The Confetti Bar. They are two truly inspiring women who set up a wonderful forum for female entrepreneurs, bloggers, and dreamers alike to spend a weekend getting to know one another, reboot their motivation, and bask in the glow of support and encouragement.
What exactly were we up to? Here’s a breakdown: Super motivating interactive speech by “Make Shit Happen Coach” Cyndie Spiegel, equally as moving talk by Katie Corcoran author of, She Makes It Work, hands on networking advice from Jenny Drescher of Connect and Improv, stand-up by LA comic Steph Simbari, and awesome break-out sessions that included a mini personal photo sesh with Victoria Gloria Photography, DIY sugar scrubs with the Florapothecarie, legal advice from the glitter-ific lawyer Genavieve Shingle Jaffe and badass accountant Michelle Bacha, and super relaxing yoga time with Yoga Kat Fitness. Not to mention…mini make-overs courtesy of Melanie Dias and Stephanie Loulakis-Moore, amazing and healthy food by The Grateful Food Co., digital photo booth fun with Tap Snap, get your craft on hour, super duper raffle, tons of “networking time” and a crazy awesome swag bag.
Right now you’re probably thinking, “Holy shit how do I get in on this?!” Follow @monarchworkshop on instagram and facebook for pictures of previous workshops and announcements on what is up and coming! Questions about my Monarch experience? Comment below!