At an early age and during our careers, we both learned the power of connection and the key role it plays in women’s professional success. Hillary began a speaker series in Los Angeles in 2014 that featured successful female entrepreneurs telling their stories of failures and successes, as well as a space for women to connect with each other and create opportunities. Many success stories were born out of those events, including that of Nicci Levy, Founder of cosmetic micro-treatment enterprise Alchemy 43, who secured her first investor, Toni Ko, founder of NYX cosmetics, when Toni was the featured speaker at the event and who Nicci was able to connect with as an attendee.
During her 23-year corporate career as an attorney and insurance executive, Wendi experienced the utter lack of women mentors available to help develop and shape the careers of young women and was passionate about empowering her women colleagues and direct reports to talk about their challenges and turning what they saw as weaknesses into strengths.
Both of our paths crossed in 2019 when we were introduced through a mutual friend, and began talking about the differences that we were both making in connecting and mentoring women business leaders, and that we wanted to play bigger and needed to take our efforts not only national but global. Through gradually connecting with other women entrepreneurs in several other cities across the country and globally who were equally passionate about creating opportunities for and supporting other women in their businesses, we were able to launch and grow Boss Talks network across the U.S. and Canada. Our mission is to substantially grow our footprint and membership so that we put as many women entrepreneurs as we can on their paths to breaking six-figures and to develop their struggles into seven-figure success stories.
THE BOSS TALKS
Women know what women need. And we know it’s hard to succeed alone.
I wanted to help women connect and create success.
I wanted to give women a platform to tell their stories, get inspired, learn the tools for success and connect to one another to create opportunity.
This is that platform.
HOW WE STARTED
Launched in 2014 as a monthly series of inspiring talks in a fireside chat format called “Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs” from the “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” series on Hillary Gadsby’s Stiletto Gal site, Boss Talks has since become the voice for female entrepreneurs and executives in LA, encouraging women and connecting them with new jobs, new friends, funding opportunities and collaborations for the last several years.
BOSS TALKS NOW IN 10 CITIES
More than just events. Communities.
All the better to reach women looking for community and connection
that will help them face the challenges of being a boss.
CITY CHAPTER LEADS
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Wendi Boyden, Esq.
Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer