#Now Presents : Behind The Image 

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Imagine if you just did everything you said you would. Imagine what would happen if you had no fear of starting that business, or leaving that cushy 9-5, or in our case throw an amazing women's empowerment event in less than a month. 

What started out as just a regular coffee date and my continuous statements of "I wish I did this, or I wish I did that eventually led to me saying I wish I threw an event...I want to throw an event; we're going to throw an event..."

But lets be honest; this event would not of happened if it wasn't for Nicole pushing me out of my comfort zone and demanding we do it. Can I just mention; I love her so much for that. You need friends who will challenge you, throw you in the toughest (yet best) situations and support you every step of the way. That's exactly what she did. "NOW", an acronym for Network Of Women, was created with that intention in mind; build a community that too will support you, challenge you and help you be your best self. 

On June 13th, Nicole and I held our first event at Ricarda's Attico with 50+ women in attendance. We decked out the location with a beautiful instillation from WeBalloonz, floral from A Chery Events, and included a gorgeous paper floral backdrop from Lux Paper Fleur for our digital photo booth . Light H'dours were served as guest arrived, along with glasses of champagne, water by Flow and some of the best donuts from Krispy Kreme themselves. And of course we had a donut wall!

Once all the guest arrived and were seated, we finally began the conversation everyone was waiting for ; Behind the Image of Entrepreneurship. The conversation was roughly 1.5 hours and included 5 powerhouse women within Toronto; Lyzabeth Lopez, founder of Hourglass WorkoutMelanie Viger, founder of ByMuavee, Angela, founder of The Store On Queen, Catriona, Founder of Coco & Cowe, and Reese founder of Yes Supply. It was amazing!!

After the conversation, Dj Elle set the vibe as everyone was given the chance to network, get tipsy of Tipsy Treats Cupcakes, have a chance to win a giveaway from Bloom Floral Events and walk away from the event with a goody bag filled of amazing items. 

Was this the type of event I had dreamt of throwing? Definitely not, it was better than I could of ever imagined. Thank you to everyone who helped bring it to life; our volunteers, sponsors, Jodianne for the photos and See What Icy for the amazing video. All your help, love and support did not go unnoticed and words cannot express my appreciation enough. Love you all. 

 

@DESIReE_THomas

Hosting an event is something I spoke of doing for years! Thanks to @nicole.athana , and the support of one the best communities, we made it happen in less than a month!!💕😭
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Thank you sooo much to everyone who came out! You ladies all looked so amazing! Thank you to our amazing panel @lyzabethlopez @muavee @yessupply@cocoandcowe @thestoreonqueen I love you all so much💕 .
Thank you @seewhaticy for the amazing video🎥
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