What She Said — A Female Founders Panel

What She Said — A Female Founders Panel

On April 24, 2019, Bumble Bizz and Dames Collective hosted its “WHAT SHE SAID” event at Sandbox Venue in San Diego, California. The panel featured female founders who shared their personal entrepreneurial stories. Panel speakers included: Whitney Eckis (Eckis Marketing), Sara Brooks (COVET PR), Andrea Van De Vart (Shop Van De Vort), Cortnie Purdy-Fausner (The Venue Report), and Miranda Luebkeman (CTZN FEM). The panel was moderated by Jessie Donahue, a Dames Collective San Diego Member.

Bumble Bizz is Bumble’s fresh take on networking, with an emphasis on finding professional opportunities over job hunting. Bumble Bizz is the first to bring the “swiping” and “women first” experience to professional connecting. Users can instantly find others who are looking to network, connect professionally and mentor. Adding to Bumble’s vision of becoming the ultimate social network for people you don’t yet know, Bizz is powered by the notion that one connection can lead to the opportunity of a lifetime.

At Bumble, we envision a world free of misogyny where all relationships are equal. As San Diego’s Community Marketing Manager, I’m responsible for building and supporting a community of individuals who live out our mission of kindness, respect, equality, and accountability in their everyday lives through hosting events and bringing Bumble to real life. I was so excited to work with Dames Collective on the ‘WHAT SHE SAID’ event. We wanted to create a safe space where women and male allies could learn about the different obstacles women can face in the first years of running a business. We also wanted to provide a physical space where the audience could cultivate professional connections. Rather than having men and women compete for seats at the table, we wanted to bring more to the table.

Special thanks to our wonderful event sponsors!

Event Styling: Mac Mini Design 

Florals: Fox and Flora 

Venue: Sandbox

Juice: Suja Juice

Rosé: Bev

Charcuterie: Punchdrunk Platter Co.

Panelist Seating: Stecklair Events

Photographer: Meg Marie Photo

Dessert: Night Owls Baking Co.

Videographer: Future’s Past

Signage: Happily Ever Etched

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