BOSS TALKS IS NOW IN 10 CITIES!

FOUNDERS STORY

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.

Hillary Gadsby

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.

Boss Talks launches its new vision in ten cities in the United States and Canada.
AustinChicago. Dallas. Los Angeles. Miami. New York. Philadelphia. Seattle. TorontoVancouver.

All the better to reach women looking for community and connection
that will help them face the challenges of being a boss.

Founding

CITY CHAPTER LEADS

JILL DRETZKA

Austin

KIM NOBLE

Chicago

BEVERLY HARRIS

Chicago

ANNA EDGLEY

Dallas

ERICA LIPPY

Los Angeles

ANOLAN DRAGITSCH

Los Angeles

GABY ABRAMS

Miami

JENNIFER ORTIZ

New York

MERCEDES COLWIN

New York

CAT JANISKO

Philadelphia

GABRIELLA DiDio

Seattle

JANE STOLLER

Vancouver-Whistler

PAIGE PETRIW

Vancouver-Whistler

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OUR TEAM

Hillary Gadsby

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Wendi Boyden, Esq.

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

John Hall

Chief Financial Officer

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