“It’s Beautiful Where You Are” by Joseph Boyd, Photo: Amanda Hill
Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate we’ve got a few suggestions for ways women of Memphis can network and hang out during the month of March.
- Wednesday, March 8 – Women Artists Group Portrait – 5pm-6pm
Celebrate the cultural contributions of Memphis women in the arts community by gathering at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park for a group portrait. Meet a friend, a collaborator or a sister in art. You will take the picture at 5:30 so don’t be late. The Women in Art group was born from a Spark event. Spark, a program of Ballet Memphis, is community conversations centered around the arts. Join the Facebook group here for more info.
- Friday, March 10 – Spark Spillit: Women and their Art – 6pm-8pm
This month’s Spillit session will host women artists sharing stories about art and the feminine perspective in their art. Confirmed artists include Melissa Sweazy (filmmaker), Chandra Kamaria (poet/writer), Katrina Coleman (comedian), and Eileen Frazer (dancer). They will even pick out some guests from the audience so if you have a story to tell, sign up when you arrive. Complimentary wine, snacks and lots of great conversation. Spark is a program of Ballet Memphis.
- Friday, March 16 – Fiber | A Tribute To Black Femininity – 6pm-9pm
Fiber is a tribute to all the things that make black femininity so special. Takes place at Orange Mound Gallery.
- Sunday, March 19 – Spillit Center Stage: Ladies – 7pm-8:30pm
Enjoy an evening of true stories. The theme is Ladies. If you are interested in telling your story, email a summary to firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 admission, paid at the door.
- Sunday, March 26 – Memphis Feminist Book Club no. 7: Juliet Takes a Breath – 2:30pm
Meet and discuss Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. Location is Otherlands. All Planned Parenthood supporters are welcome to attend. If you are purchasing your book online, be sure to use AmazonSmile to benefit Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region with each purchase. You can join the Memphis Feminist Book Club here.
- Thursday, March 30 – Memphis Women’s Summit – 8am-5pm
Sign up today for the second annual Women’s Summit on March 30th. The summit will span themes of professional, personal and community leadership to invigorate and empower us to elevate ourselves and Memphis. The one day event includes: breakout sessions with local leaders, vendor booths, a luncheon featuring a panel of top female leaders from Memphis and a keynote address given by Susan Packard, Co-founder of HGTV.
The Lapel Project is an inclusive community for Memphis’ startup-slaying, change-making, raise-negotiating, side-hustling, and norm-disrupting women. Our mission is to bring together Memphis’ entrepreneurial and professional women, those who identify as women, and non-binary individuals, for conversation, connections, and celebration of each other’s success. The Lapel Project hosts year-round networking events, educational programming & workshops, and an online community. The Lapel Project is Geeked Memphis’ flagship initiative. Geeked’s mission is to grow inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in Memphis by supporting and celebrating diverse entrepreneurs, creatives, and makers.