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Boss Babe Event

Tope Eletu-OdiboComment
Boss Babe Event

Last Thursday, I was excited to show the magazine at a Boss Babe event right here in Austin. Boss Babe's platform is all about inspiring and empowering female creatives and entrepreneurs who are just killing it! And knowing how our vision aligned, I just couldn't say no to attending it. The amazing women that built Boss Babe are below! Pause and girl crush for a moment..........ok carry on!

From Left to Right: Leslie Lozano, Jane Claire Hervey, Ashlee Jordan Pryor. Photo by @stefaube

From Left to Right: Leslie Lozano, Jane Claire Hervey, Ashlee Jordan Pryor. Photo by @stefaube

Doing a live event/vending is always intimidating to me because I am putting myself out there. I have always been comfortable behind the scenes, being a mover and shaker. Though I am an extrovert upfront, I definitely lend myself more to be introverted. This evening was needed to exercise my extroverted side and really show my introverted side that there was nothing to fear. I was welcomed with opened arms. The amount of awe and support that flooded me that evening was more than I could have anticipated. It energized into making Bad Girl Confidence something more! It has been an exhausting journey thus far. My mind races with all the things I want to accomplish with Bad Girl Confidence but being a solo-run female business, while holding down a full-time gig can really take it out of you. 

Peep the outfit. Me in Reformation (altered by my tailor side-chick, Janet! Girl's got skilllllssss) | Image taken by Te Amo Photography

Peep the outfit. Me in Reformation (altered by my tailor side-chick, Janet! Girl's got skilllllssss) | Image taken by Te Amo Photography

I am blessed with support from friends who really believe in the brand as much as I do. I also found myself crushing on the magazine brand "Got a Girl Crush." I had not heard of them before but we definitely shared the same passion and vision for empowering young (and mature) women. It was great to see them there with their beautiful curated publication and their professional looking swag. I most definitely need to step my game up for the next vending show. Not to worry, veteran Meg and Amanda of Got a Girl Crush definitely provided some advice from their seasoned brand for me to take on going forward. Thanks ladies!

Meg and Amanda of Got a Girl Crush | Image taken by Te Amo Photography

Meg and Amanda of Got a Girl Crush | Image taken by Te Amo Photography

No one in the corner has "swag bags" like us....? I couldn't help myself | Image taken by Te Amo Photography

No one in the corner has "swag bags" like us....? I couldn't help myself | Image taken by Te Amo Photography

The evening was a night surrounded by very impressive women. It is hard not to feel small hearing how each of these ladies kick ass in their day to day. However, we all support and inspire each other, that's an important lesson to take away. I felt empowered and supported! I can't repeat those two words enough. One great take-away is that Boss Babe is needed as a safe and productive space for women to celebrate other women. Not just that, I have a huge list of potential people to feature in the next issue of Bad Girl Confidence. Can't be mad at that.

Shout out to Peach Fuzz holding it down for empowering women to love their bodies. They were one of the popular magazines during the evening!

Anyway......I could gush about this event and the people I met all night but I got some work today! Until next time.

Your Captain and Chief!