A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the kickoff event for the Philadelphia chapter of The Lady Project!
If you’ve never heard of The Lady Project before, think Sex and the City meets networking group. Based in Providence, RI (yay New England!), this women-only networking group encourages you to “come as you are” and strives to bring some fun back to networking events. (They were fun once, right?) The Lady Project currently has chapters in Providence, Boston, New Haven, Nashua (NH), Washington DC, Seattle and New York City, in addition to the brand spanking new Philly chapter, and I have a hunch they’ll be expanding to many more cities in the coming year. Each chapter has their own website where you can find events and sign up to become a member.
The PHL Launch Party was held at Fieldhouse, which I just found out has a secret room for private events- who knew?! The event featured 3 speakers, Chrystina Noel (representing the PHLBloggers!), Emily Carris of The Art Dept and Katlyn Grasso of GenHERation, but was heavy on the fun networking- with free drink tickets for any Narragansett beer (a sponsor, of course) and lots of time to meet the awesome ladies in attendance. PHL chapter manager Elizabeth (Of Fraggles and Friggles) and Lady Project co-founder Sierra Barter also got up to say a few words about the organization. While they welcomed everyone no matter their background, aspirations or attire, I must say, this event was attended by some supremely well-dressed ladies!
I can’t wait to see what the PHL Lady Project has in store for the women of Philadelphia. And for this woman, I can already tell it’s going to be a lot… I’m excited to say I’ll be lending my services as the Social Media Coordinator for the chapter! (Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @PHLLadyProject and “like” us on Facebook! #shamelessselfpromotion)
And check out our upcoming events! I might be biased, but don’t these sound cool?!
Membership has different tiers (ranging from $25 for student to $500 for corporate), so head to the Lady Project website to find out more information and see which membership is right for you. As a member, you get access to your chapter’s members-only facebook group, perks and discounts at various businesses (MOO, Uber and Batchbook, to name a few) and access to the Lady Project members-only Linkedin group. Plus, you get a constantly growing network of women across the country who are ready and willing to support you in your future endeavors. Sign me up!