I love attending blogger events. Why? I get to network and connect with people. That a big part of why I love blogging. I heard about Femme Fair last year and was so bummed that I couldn’t make it. So when I heard they were holding this event again, I was stoked and bought a ticket! I have attended many blogging events in the past, but this event was so welcoming. I got to connect IRL with lots of bloggers that I have been interacting with via Social Media and meet other bloggers from all over the bay. As you keep reading, you will see why you need to go next year!
So what is Femme Fair? Femme Fair is a female-empowerment event that brings together women to connect, inspire, and shop. Femme Fair: was founded by Stacey De Leon, Melissa San Vicente, and Christina Chinn. The event started early at 9 am. That may not seem early for most people, but for someone that lives an hour away from the city that meant I was up at 6:30 am to get ready and hopped on Caltrain to get there. I purchased the VIP pass which meant that breakfast was provided; coffee and organic granola and yogurt. (Also a giant swag bag of Beauty Goodies!) Then it was time to settle down and listen to the featured guests. The main topic was “Blooming Together: Vulnerability, Fears, and Finding your Voice. Moderated by: Melissa San Vicente @melsanv Speakers: Shah Zareef @bossmomnation Arnelle Lozada @arnelle Mandana Ansari @girlandthebay
Beforehand I knew this event would be great for networking and meeting people but I didn’t know how much of an impact it would have on me. Listening to fellow women talking about their struggles and accomplishments was exactly what I need to hear. At the time I just quit my job and was getting settled with a whole new career move. Hearing their stories let me know that it was okay I was feeling these things and with a lot of hard work, I could get through this patch in my life.
After the panel, we broke out into groups to have more intimate discussions with some of the guest speakers. This was actually my favorite part of the event. I joined the group where we discussed “Empowered Latinas: Knowing Your Worth & Finding Success”. It was great to talk to other fellow creative latinas in the Bay Area about our struggles and accomplishments!. Other group discussions were “Business, Career & Social Media Strategy” and “Women of Color, Juggling Life and Chasing Your Dream”.
The rest of the day was all about hanging out/networking and shopping! I hung out with Nerrissa @msnerriss and Kimiko @kimiko.marie helping each other get that shot for the blogs! Plus I got some headshots (pictured above) taken by the lovely ladies Zoe Larkin @zoe.larkin and Praise Santos @
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