Empower + Create


I have teamed up with two amazing women to start a networking group in our home town, and I am SO EXCITED!!

Empower + Create is a movement for female entrepreneurs to support and uplift one another. Owning your own business can be challenging and emotionally taxing. Empower + Create is a space to talk about it all from our fears and breakdowns to our successes and breakthroughs. It’s a space we can support not only fellow women but also fellow entrepreneurs. Empower + Create challenges women to turn envy to empower and competition into collaboration. Our hope is that E + C is an opportunity to bring women in Wausau, WI together for a monthly dose of inspiration. A place where real relationships can be cultivated in our charming community.

I met Kelsy McCartney when I was planning my wedding, she was our wedding photographer and we became fast friends! She was such an amazing support system while I was starting by blog and a huge driving force behind offering event planning + photo styling. Her and I had mulled over an idea of starting a female networking group, but the idea didn't come to fruition until one day Heidi Nowitzke posted on Facebook asking if there was female networking group in Wausau, WI. I responded to her post, "No there isn't, but let's start one!" The idea quickly grew and took a life of it's own.

We all are in other groups that are specific to our industry, so our idea is to limit the number of industries in the group to make it a well rounded group & discussion. I recently read this post about creating the Ultimate Networking Group, and even shared it on our Empower + Create Facebook Page, because it's very similar to what we are trying to do!

We really want to learn from one another and be there to support and collaborate with each other however we can!! Our first meeting is on February 1, and I couldn't be more excited to meet some of the incredible #girlbosses in my very own community!