ToGather: verb – to bring together a group of motivated, thoughtful & successful business women to connect, share & inspire (over delightful eats & treats, of course).
My dear friends Chaffee, Kristin and I recently hosted a women’s social for a truly inspiring group of women. The idea of ToGather came about early last year from the three of us as we got together for our monthly dinners. Chaffee, Kristin and I share a common bond in that we are each small business owners, mothers, wives and enthusiastically ambitious in our own different ways. We got so much out of our dinners that Kyu began to jokingly call our outings the “Female World Domination Dinners…” In a strange sort of way, we kind of took pride in that new nickname from Kyu.
Over the year, we began brainstorming ways in which these get-togethers could have a further reach and help build a framework for something bigger than us. We talked about the women in our lives that inspired us, and who often struggled with the same work/life balance that we do. Many were entrepreneurs, some were corporate executives, some where philanthropists, but all equally motivated, thoughtful women that we truly admired.
And so we went to work to put together our very first event last Thursday and appropriately called it ToGather.
Everything came together beautifully. I went a little carried away (as I always do) with the invitations that went out to each woman we asked to attend. Custom letter-pressed pieces with hand-painted gold edging, sealed with a stunning gold tree. All was wrapped up beautifully in an elegant box with gold polka dot siding, and then tied together with a single gold ribbon to finish. I love the way they turned out.
The details of the event itself were equally as beautiful… A special thank you to The Fresh Market who provided all of the wonderful food that night.
And our guests were so lovely and so kind….
We spent the evening talking about how special this inaugural event was to us, while celebrating each of the women who attended.
In the end, Chaffee, Kristin and I left more inspired from the women who were present and more invigorated about planning our next gatherings. We can’t wait until the next one!