A #Girlboss, by definition, is someone who "...is in charge of her own life." Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and the #Girlboss revolution, came up with the concept, and it is one we heavily embrace at Tesoro. As a start-up, we live the daily hustle and regularly schlep our bags to craft shows for long weekends bonding with fellow vendors and singing the praises of our leather goods. It is not rude to say that the majority of our fellow vendors are 45+ in age and typically men. So naturally, when we meet another twenty or thirty something female, who has taken the leap and is running her own show, we form somewhat of an alliance. An 'all in this together' sort of vibe transmits, and we solemnly swear to support each other. We're all in on the struggle, and it's real.
Now, let's get to what this post is really about, last Saturday's event at The Brow Bar. Titled, Shop Like A #Girlboss Holiday Market, Brit and I reached out to all the Girlbosses we have met over the past year and asked them to participate. The idea was simple. Get together about ten women owned local businesses, have them set up a table displaying their products, advertise so people actually show up, and have fun. Tara, owner of The Brow Bar, offered to host the event, which could not have been more ideal. We even offered free food and alcohol to entice passerby to stop in. There were Chik-fil-a nuggets, what more do you need, really?
To those who are reading this and attended the event, thank you. Seriously, thank you. Your support means a great deal. We hope you scored some fabulous gifts for yourself or others and had a marvelous time.
Those of you who were not there (shame.), scroll through the photos and click on the links to virtually experience the talent of these women. Lucky for you, it's 2016 and online shopping is sort of a thing.
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