The Future Is Female: Local Female Icons Drop Knowledge At This Weekend’s WHAT SHE SAID Conference

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The very first WHAT SHE SAID Women’s Empowerment Conference will take place this weekend, Friday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 25, hosted by GRIT Fitness at the W Hotel Dallas. We love any event focused on empowering women, and this one especially hits home for us; our publisher, Amber LaFrance, will be a featured speaker on the Creativity to Cash Flow panel during the two-day girl boss event! Read on for more on this weekend’s speakers and join us this Friday, Feb. 24 as we dance the night away at the Healthy Happy Hour, the kick-off event.

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Mix and mingle with panelists and fellow aspiring entrepreneurs from 5 to 8 p.m. at GRIT Fitness during the Healthy Happy Hour in the Design District. Let your hair down and stay for Dance Club Cardio from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is presented by Tory Sport and Dulce Vida Tequila.

22 speakers on five panels will weigh in on topics varying from nutrition to money management to killing at start-ups. Each speaker will have the opportunity to share their personal stories and experiences and teach conference-goers through their trials and errors. Speakers include Brittani Rettig; founder of GRIT Fitness, Alison Magdstadt, Marketing Director at Neiman Marcus; Brittany Madrid “Living Well” host on WFAA 8;  and Rachel Kuhr, Founder of Productable.Us and former innovation lead at Mark Cuban Companies.


WHAT SHE SAID is a global speaker series providing a platform for emerging visionaries and hosted by the W featuring female icons in fashion, music, design and fitness. Previous speakers have included Rachel Zoe, Diane Von Furstenberg, Who What Wear, WNBA, etc.


Complete with coffee, lunch, a bangin’ Dance Club Cardio party and happy hour, the conference is sure to leave the next generation of female entrepreneurs (we’re talking to you!) feeling as inspired and empowered as ever. Three cheers for girl power! For tickets, the full WHAT SHE SAID schedule and more information, click here.

Image 1 courtesy of Chelissima. Image 2 courtesy of W Hotels.

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