"There’s a feeling as an entrepreneur that we need to be great at everything in our business... Once I realized I only needed to be great at what my specialty is ... things became a lot more fun—and pretty magical." -Shannon Conley — Founder, @urbanwaxx. // Interview link in bio! #babeswhohustle
We sipped, we spilled, and we wrapped up our first ever panel event with the best babes of the beverage industry. Thank you to our endlessly insightful speakers, our kind and courageous moderator, our generous host @aardwolf_brew, and our attentive audience for a truly rewarding night. We can’t wait to host the next one, and we don’t want the conversation to stop here. Who’s worked in the service industry and what have you learned from it? #babeswhohustle
"Lean on your friends, ask a lot of questions, introduce yourself to strangers, listen—and above all, pay it forward (and backward) by helping others. Each day you spend committed to working towards your goals is a step closer to the hustle you’ve always dreamed of." -Kelly Babb, "The Recruiter's Guide to Getting Your Dream Job." // Story link in bio! #babeswhohustle
Wrapping up a cozy weekend the only way the BWH team knows how: Harry Potter marathons, inbox maintenance, and a whole lot of laughter. How are you warding away the Sunday Scaries? 📸: @tinytashhxo #babeswhohustle
Did you know that we send out a personalized, handwritten BWH postcard with every single merchandise shipment we make? We have been seeing so much of our merch out in the wild lately and it makes our hearts so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting us and helping us spread our message. Whats your favorite BWH merch item? Shop link in bio! 🖤📷:@donebydagens #babeswhohustle
Yesterday, we had the absolute honor and pleasure of meeting with six of Brazil’s most highly esteemed female political leaders. Sponsored by the Office of International Visitors and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs under the U.S. Department of State, the meeting was Coordinated by @GlobalJax as part of the Women in Leadership: Removing Barriers and Bias program.
Out of all of our city’s incredible women-focused initiatives and programs, we were among the very few selected to share our BWH story and listen to the backgrounds, advice and mentorship from these incredible women of power in fields like Environmentalism, Entrepreneurship, STEM, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Safety, and Legislation — all positions that are unheard of, and quite frankly dangerous, for women to hold in Brazil.
The experience included a few “firsts” for us, like speaking alongside a group of translators (as the women were all native Portuguese speakers and many first-time U.S. visitors,) and we left teary-eyed, empowered, educated, and so damn inspired, ending the conversation on the fact that no matter where we come from or where we’re going, we share way more similarities than differences as women —and as people— and that’s a really powerful thing.
Thank you to Jason of GlobalJax for including us, and to Zelma, Silvana, Sandra, Juliana, Debora and Eva for sharing your extremely limited time in Jacksonville with us. We are forever grateful for the experience and look forward to sharing your stories with our community in the future. (See also: a team trip to Brazil.) Saúde! #babeswhohustle
Some pre-weekend inspo for all you Babes out there who have always seemed to think, act and live a little differently. Turns out being unique is pretty damn rad. Tag someone who needs a reminder! 🖤 📷:@thisis.hope #babeswhohustle
In just three days, my little (but officially one inch taller than me) brother starts his first year of middle school. This new chapter in his life feels like a new one in mine. It’s a reminder of how much time has passed and how much of an impact he has made on my life.
Throughout the years, I’ve become something like a second mom to my brother. I’ve always aimed to teach him the importance of self love, questioning the world around him, having empathy for others, and how to love and respect women. I want to be for him what I’d always imagined an older sibling to be growing up: kind, encouraging, honest and above all, present. I want him to feel comfortable coming to me with his dreams, worries, goals and all the moments and small things inbetween.
A part of me knows that his beginning 6th grade means more friend time and less sister time, but I’m hoping that as he transitions, he remembers all our roller skating adventures, ice cream runs, weekend movie dates, after school car rides and hammock hangs in the park.
This, of course, is my “motherly” feelings getting the best of me. Truthfully, I feel confident that my mom and I have done a damn good job teaching him the importance that genuine relationships have on life. As he begins his almost teenage years, I am met with all the feels, but the one that outweighs them all is proud. I’m so proud of the kind, humble, funny and smart human he’s become, and I am so proud to be his big sis.
Is there someone in your life starting a new journey and/or someone you’re particularly proud of today? Tag them below and show them some love! -Ina #babeswhohustle
"I think being a female entrepreneur often puts me in positions where I’m underestimated and, personally, I find that very empowering. I also believe the compassion and empathy often associated with feminine energy is becoming a more and more sought after skill in the workforce. We are building companies not because we can, but because we must, and we are doing our damnedest to ensure they make a difference." -Adrianne Assenheim - Creator/Designer, Brave New Soles. // Interview link in bio! #babeswhohustle
On Wednesdays we wear pink, and we celebrate the woman crushes in our lives. Tag your #womancrushwednesday below, and tell us why she’s so special to you. Have too much to say about the hustlin ladies in your world in one comment? Head over to the BWH nomination page on our website, and tell us why she’s a BWH. 📸: @julie.l.bernstein #babeswhohustle
"At the end of the day, I want my children to learn that while a person’s circumstances, beliefs, backgrounds, etc. shape them, it doesn’t define them. A person is worthy because they are a person." -Domonique Jackson: Dialysis Social Worker, Fresenius Kidney Care. // Interview link in bio! 📷:@yazidavis #babeswhohustle
ISO: talented female writers with insightful stories and advice corresponding to the modern workplace.
Babes Who Hustle is seeking talented women to join our team of regularly contributing writers. Whether you’re an established (or closeted) writer looking for opportunities to develop your writing, pursue a creative outlet, hold yourself accountable to deadlines or simply have your work published, send an email to email@example.com with a short introduction, 1-3 pitch ideas, and 3-5 work samples.
We’re accepting applications from women around the globe from now until August 31st and look forward to growing our network of writing babes! Tag a writer you know and love below to be a part of some BWH growth. 📸: @seelieknight #babeswhohustle
"Next time you catch a friend apologizing when she doesn’t need to, tell her to stop and offer her an alternative turn of phrase. It stems from something that has been instilled in all of us from a very young age, but it’s never too late to begin the necessary unraveling of those insecurities and the subsequent rebuilding of each others’ confidence." -Alissa McShane, "Women: Stop Apologizing." // Interview link in bio! #babeswhohustle
This past Monday, the BWH Book Club discussed the intricacies of female friendships, their evolution into today’s world, and the work and emotional labor they both demand and deserve. The conversation was stimulating, heated, and hasn’t left my brain since. Naturally, it got me to thinking about my own friendships, and the intentionality with which I tend to them.
Demanding work schedules, exhausting social calendars, and the constant, annoying pleas of adulthood (not to mention the added complications of family obligations or romantic relationships), can often push our friendships to the backburner. While it’s an enormous honor to be friends with women who empathize with the multitude of time constraints that exist in our busier-than-ever world, making friendships my last priority is not a habit I’m looking to uphold.
After listening to book club members gush about their lifelong friends, confide about their conflicts, and echo the simple significance of the “friend date”, I’m more inspired than ever to create time in my life for the people who make it so worth living. From coffee dates to mimosa meetups and all the movie nights and co-work meals in between, I’m committing myself to court my friends as often as I can this month. Tag a girlfriend or girlcrush below and get a friend date on your calendar! -Mara 📸: @sunsetsandcoconuts #babeswhohustle