Join us on Saturday, September 14th from 2-4pm at The Riveter as I, Riley Blanks, host a special panel discussion surrounding my glowing and growing business, Woke Beauty; geared towards empowering women to recognize their own inherent beauty through an uplifting photographic experience.
For this event, per usual, I’ll be bringing together women who are in the business of cultivating 'beauty'. Throughout rich, reflective conversation, panelists will be acknowledging and fostering self appreciation, holistic remedies, personal growth and what it’s like to cultivate one’s very own BRIZNESS (brand + business).
Come one, come all, for a one of a kind evening packed with inspiration and hope.
〰 DETAILS 〰
When: Saturday, September 14, 2-4pm
Where: The Riveter (1145 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703)
PANELIST LINE UP:
Kara Pendl is the designer and artist behind Karacotta Ceramics, based in Austin, TX. Originally a Wisconsin native, Kara grew up exploring in the woods, adventuring in nature, and creating with organic materials - these experiences heavily influence the unique aesthetic and processes in the body of her work. At Karacotta Ceramics, she works to bridge the gap between ‘aspirational’ and ‘possible’. She believes that a beautiful space cultivates creativity and a richer life experience, and that everyone deserves to live and work in a space they truly adore. Building on that concept, she also provides community and coaching to women-owned businesses, bringing their vision of entrepreneurship and independent wealth-building, from dream to reality.
[Image by Woke Beauty!]
Heather is a Chinese American family photojournalist, editorial and commercial photographer and a full spectrum doula based out of Austin, TX. Heather speaks frankly and transparently about her experiences as a multi racial CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) and how this has inspired and informed her work as a witness and emotional support person to individuals and families in all transitions in life. Heathers work serves to make all people from all walks of life feel seen and heard without judgement and to show that at the end of the day, we are all more alike than different.
Sharon Mays is the Founder & CEO of Baby Greens, Austin’s first drive thru salad restaurant. Sharon launched Baby Greens in 2004, after a brief stint as a vegetarian helped her realize that there were no fast food options for people looking for a quick, healthy meal. Sharon grew up in Austin, so she knew that her hometown was the perfect place to launch a fast food revolution. Under her leadership, Baby Greens has won many awards and honors for its delicious food, including repeatedly being voted “Best Salad & Dressing” in Austin.
In addition to Baby Greens, Sharon owns Embark Coaching + Consulting – a consulting agency that specializes in helping entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs navigate the waters of small business ownership. She is also a licensed realtor and works exclusively with small business owners. Sharon graduated from Texas A&M University, where she studied public relations, marketing, and business management.
Sharon spends much of her free time volunteering with local nonprofits and organizations that work to serve the Austin community. She was appointed to the Austin Travis County Food Policy Board by Mayor Steve Adler. Sharon currently sits on the board of the North Austin YMCA. She has also been on the board of the Metro Austin YMCA and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance.