Girlboss Gathering 2.0




girlboss Gathering 2.0

FEB 13, 2019 • Social


What started as a party package prize won by Gretta Nance of Skin Raleigh from the first ever Catch Me At The Casino, turned into something a bit bigger than anticipated. I said “Party” - Gretta said “Purpose”... and with that, the Girlboss Gathering was born. A party with a purpose.

Fast forward to Jan 2019... The question of Girlboss Gathering 2.0 was raised and the answer was an easy 100% YES!! So here we are, post GG2.0, so stoked to have celebrated you women, your leadership, and your businesses. All served up with some valuable takeaways. Not to mention some rockstar sponsors and providing their generous goods and services! 

This year’s Girlboss Gathering held at stunning Cannon Room was crazy magical you guys. Being in a room full of women genuinely supporting and cheering one another on, in a non-networky, let your hair down kind of setting; now that’s the real deal. Check out our recap below!

One year ago, I attended @girlbossgatheringnc for the first time and knew absolutely no one in the area. This year, I walked into a room of supportive and empowering friends. Raleigh and the community of women here are more amazing than I could have ever dreamed of and it truly feels like home to me. Thank you & @grettanance for being inclusive and throwing such an amazing gathering!!
— @annie_spano

Who doesn't love some tasty sips and small bites? The drinks were flowin’ all night long; Social House Vodka mixed up some oh-so-tasty love potion cocktails. Anyone else wanting a glitter-garnished Cupid’s Arrow right about now? Donovan’s Dish made us the tastiest little bites that we couldn’t help but snack on all night. And of course, we can’t forget dessert! Sweet treats courtesy of  Barrett’s Cookies + Biscuits were the icing on the cake!


The talented ladies of Smoke Show and Jessica Davis of Awakened Beauty held it down at the Glitter Bar and added some serious sparkle to the event! Parlor Blow Dry Bar worked their magic at the Braid Bar, and Mini Manis courtesy of Paintbase were the perfect way to get our girls all glammed up!


The love was flowing all night long! The love letter station was the perfect way for everyone to spread some kindness. I mean, who couldn’t use some words of encouragement every now and then? Bri of Tadpole Magic also did some awesome tarot readings for our ladies and was such a joy to have at the event!

One of the best ways to show some self-love: flowers! Plume Events put together the most beautiful petite blooms and they were a huge hit!

Lauren and @grettanance put on such a classy, fun and inspiring event... stories of other entrepreneurs and hearing their “Why”, their struggles, and accomplishments! I met so many amazing women that uplift and cheer each other on and it makes me so proud to be apart of this community.
— @gloBodyByAlietha

If you want us you can find as at the photo booth! ZimZoom Photo Booth is always a fan-fave and helped capture so many fun moments throughout the evening. The photobooth backdrop collaboration was done by Lion House & Zim Zoom!


Hearing our keynote speakers share their stories was one of our favorite highlights of the night. Erin Harker of  Makin’ Whoopie Kitchen shared her journey of going from baker to blogger and her secret to adding magic into your business & everyday life! Jess Ekstrom, CEO & founder of Headbands for Hope, told her own story of how she turned her passion for helping others into a  booming business. These boss babes are seriously inspiring! If you haven’t already, we highly recommend checking them out!

Girlboss Gathering was such a freakin’ blast and totally exemplified what I love about Raleigh. This place is sneaky magical and so full of creative people who are so incredibly supportive of local business. I’ve recognized that for a few years now, but tonight, being in a room full of all badass girl bosses really took that feeling to another level.

We couldn’t have pulled it all off without the help of our amazing sponsors! They’re the real magic behind #girlboss Gathering 2.0 and we are forever grateful for each and every one of them.

A big THANK YOU to our giveaway and swag bag sponsors: Skin Raleigh, Pinup Studio, Beam Collective, The Flourish Market, Smoke Show & Raven + Unicorn by Rachelle - you guys are rockstars!


These amazing moments were captured by the oh-so talented and warm-spirited Adelyn Boling! Seriously, check her out. I don’t think we’ll ever get over this night.

And remember… You are magic. Own that shit!

(Special Thanks to this Video Recap below by Needasite)

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