Ladies (and any gentlemen out there), welcome. I’m here to embrace the sisterhood. I am here to boost women’s confidence through style and I am here, cause chicks rule man.
According to Oxford Dictionary, Sisterhood means “the feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of women or all women.” Elsewhere, I have seen it described as a congenial relationship between women, with shared interests and experiences. The word solidarity comes up a lot, as does community – and isn’t that what it’s all about ultimately? Comradeship with our fellow sisters, through this thing called life?
I’ve been helping friends style themselves by default, for a long-time, mostly cause I am a loud-mouth and don’t reserve my opinion. I grew up from the age of 15, with beautiful friends, the beautiful on the inside and out types, and have always had a deep kinship with my darling mother and am lucky enough to have a few stepsisters who I adore and as my boys grow, I seem to be blessed with another wave of sisterhood, the motherhood-sisterhood. So sisterhood means a lot to me. My own sisterhood have got me through the very worst of times, and some of the very best.
So, this past New Years Eve, as I sat sipping champagne at a friend’s lovely bach, staring down the barrel of a month off work and being a full time mum to my busy boys, I considered what was next, what was going to keep me inspired as I traversed life? I’d love to say sisterhood! was the first thing that sprang to mind, but in fact, it was the word Confidence. I wanted to inspire confidence in women.
Later in the evening, I met a gorgeous lady called Natalie Tolhopf from Catapult Your Business (I did not know that then) and started having a yarn to her about what we both did. She told me she was a business coach for women. I told her I worked in communications for a corporate as a project manager AND I ran a business inspiring women’s confidence through style……say what?
Turns out, I basically described my dream business to her, all the while Nat thought I was well established in business already. Funny that.
So things progressed, I hire Nat to be my business mentor, I mind map out our families year on butcher paper on our dining table, my dad suggests a name ( I poo poo it) and then my husband comes along, gently suggesting a twist on what Dad recommended and hey presto! “Sisterhood of Style” is born. (On Facebook and Instagram I am sisterhoodofstylenz).
So you see, this is how I began, all those sweet, short months ago. But I’ve been around the block a fair few times, I’ve seen all the things, experienced a tonne, had two kids, seen tough times, seen a lot more better times and at the heart of it all, I think women rock, all of us, with kids, without, career gals, working mums, stay at home mums – whoever you are, we rule the world, subtly, not always quietly, but we can, and should, always do it in style.
PS – if you would like to learn more about my packages and how I might be able to work with you, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org