Womxn Community Brunch in Springfield, MO | Gather Midwest
Alongside Celia and Ingrid (Owner of Rockspan Lodge), we hosted our first Gather Midwest on June 18. What started as a coffee shop chat became a living and breathing event! If you haven’t heard of it, Gather is an intentional brunch for womxn creative entrepreneurs to get inspired, connected and pampered. Sounds like a blast, right?
Yes. And it exceeded all of our expectations.
Gather left us overflowing with gratitude and warmth. And it’s all because of the babes who came together to make it happen. From the attendees to the vendors, every single badass lady involved made Gather so incredibly special.
When we (Stevie, Celia and Ingrid) first came up with the idea for Gather we were just having coffee and sharing our similiar feelings of needing more support and encouragement for ourselves and all the other creative womxn in our community.
What started as a conversation soon turned into something we knew we had to make happen. We didn’t know if anyone would care, but we knew we had to do it.
Fast forward to June 18 and 29 courageous babes showed up to a magical setting in the forest and shared their hearts with us and each other. It was powerful.
We got our professional headshots taken; mingled over coffee and mimosas; devoured a delicious catered brunch; chatted deep about our accomplishments, challenges and futures; learned from our community’s leading womxn entrepreneurs; relaxed during a grounding yoga session; and walked away with our hearts full.