I do love a good girls night out, and this evening with the girls was a special kind of affair.  A panel of Houston's lifestyle bloggers and entrepreneurs gathered together to discuss their unique paths to starting their businesses, and all the bumps along the way. A few topics discussed where branding, marketing, building an audience, how to be profitable, building a team, and protecting your brand. Here is the roster of the ladies that participated in the forum.

Panelist: Elly Brown, UptownwithellybrownNicole Kestenbaum, Lipstick and BrunchRongrong Devoe, Rongrong DeVoe IllustrationCandace Chang, Dolce Delights by Candace ChangOrganizer: Natasha Dadwani, Burdlife

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Dolce Delights provided the space and desserts for the forum. The desserts were delicate, delicious, and oh so incredibly gorgeous. I will be back for those delicious macaroons I saw and my daily latte.

Dolce Delights provided the space and desserts for the forum. The desserts were delicate, delicious, and oh so incredibly gorgeous. I will be back for those delicious macaroons I saw and my daily latte.

The night was filled with great content and proven methods of expanding and managing a business. Any blogger or business owner knows that no two days look alike and there will be times when you wonder why you're even doing what you're doing. The struggle is real but so is the triumph, the highs, the bliss, and the dream. I love that each and every one of these ladies was so willing to be candid in sharing what they know, in the spirit of embracing women and not competing with them. I scribbled tones of notes, some I will implement, some I will use for inspiration, but most of all I am ecstatic to see women in our community pouring themselves into projects with purpose that uplift the next woman, who will uplift the next, so that we can all be bosses over our lives, communities, families, and ourselves. Who runs the world?.....do you even have to ask. :)

I won!!!!  I won one of the raffle items being offered that night. Three gorgeous prints courtesy of RongRong Illustrations. Can't wait to get these babies framed and up on my wall.

I won!!!!  I won one of the raffle items being offered that night. Three gorgeous prints courtesy of RongRong Illustrations. Can't wait to get these babies framed and up on my wall.