About This Event
Self-care is more than a trend. It's a tool, and when wielded correctly, it can be the key to a long, successful career. Just ask our panel of self-made boss babes who prioritize self-love and have cultivated strong personal brands and lucrative careers out of being unapologetically themselves.
Join moderator Jessica Zweig, Personal Branding Expert and Founder & CEO of Simply Be. Agency, Chicago's premier brand management agency for a night of self-reflection and inspiration, mixed with a huge dose of realness. Hear from some of the most successful women in Chicago on how their careers are thriving thanks to learning to prioritize themselves.
- Why "balance" is bullshit
- How to become your own fiercest advocate
- Real-life examples of hardships you'll face in your self-care journey, and how to overcome them
- Tips on how to cultivate a culture of self-care in your company
About the Instructors
Alison VictoriaHost of HGTV & DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers; President of Alison Victoria Interiors
Alison Victoria, a Chicago native moved to Las Vegas in 1999 to attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she graduated and embarked on her professional career as the youngest designer at Christopher Homes in Las Vegas. Her responsibilities included creating stunning interior designs for affluent, semi-custom residences. Two years later, Alison launched her own full-service interior design firm, Alison Victoria Interiors, Inc. With locations in Chicago and Las Vegas, the list of clients is a blend of boutiques, resorts, and private residences. Examples of her passion for interior architecture can be seen in designs for Chicago’s Trump Tower, as well as a versatile entertainment/wedding/meeting space pavilion in Las Vegas. She also created her own line of modern luxury furniture that defines sleek and chic. Soon after, Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada hired her as creative director where she oversaw its $160 million expansion. In 2011, Alison received the Rising Stars of Business award by the Las Vegas Business Press.
As the first female host of the popular Crashers series on DIY Network, Alison Victoria surprises homeowners in Las Vegas and Chicago with extravagant kitchen redesigns completed in a few short days on the new show, Kitchen Crashers. Alison hunts in stores across America for weekend warriors who could definitely use some help bringing style, beauty and simplicity together to create harmony in their kitchens.
With home bases in two cities, Alison is still actively involved in donating her time to community non-profit organizations such as Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) and PAWS Chicago.
The SimplyBe Agency
Erin CoupeVICE PRESIDENT, CBRE,
Office Tenant Representation | Advisory & Transaction Services
YOUR INNER BABE
Jacq is a Mentality Coach, Self-Worth Enthusiast and Founder of YOUR INNER BABE, where she works with women of all ages to help shift their mindset from that of self-doubt to self-love, through self-discovery.
Growing up, Jacq struggled deeply with her own confidence. She started YOUR INNER BABE to help young women learn to own their inner struggles and turn the whole damn thing around. YOUR INNER BABE bridges the gap between feeling alone and feeling supported. Together, she and her clients clear the clutter that gets in the way of prioritizing their own happiness, and kick the inner drama to the curb, paving the way to unrestrained acceptance.
Jacq is known for practicing what she preaches. She transformed her relationship with herself by shifting her perspective, and she now chooses to love herself every single day. She teaches her clients to do the same because when you know your worth, you shine.
Arsiak VartenianReal Estate Broker,
Fulton Grace Realty
Arsiak is a woman of many talents. A member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, Arsiak has over 16 years of real estate expertise. She currently works at Fulton Grace Realty, where she is the go-to broker for women who are first-time homebuyers and sellers. She is also a recognizable on-screen TV personality around Chicago, but what she is known for above all is her kindness, honesty, and reliability.
Arsiak is laser-focused on career while also prioritizing women's empowerment, building deep relationships and maintaining her physical and mental health. Whether her clients are just starting out in search of their first home, or bouncing back from divorce or other personal milestones, Arsiak empowers women to transition to the next stage of their life. She recognizes that we are all going through shit, but we are here to make an impression and live with purpose. No matter the situation, the client, the accomplishment, or the setback, Arsiak always rises to the occasion, and helps others do the same.
About Our Partners
EvolveHer is a creative workspace designed for women to connect, collaborate & curate a life they love. EvolveHer not only provides a beautiful workspace but also offers a robust schedule of custom programming to support its community of women in all aspects of life (business development, wellness, and connections). The 5,000 square foot River North loft was intentionally designed to inspire creativity and serves as a unique space to host off-sites, private events, and trainings.
At SimplyBe., we develop strategies as unique as our clients to create thought leadership across any industry. Using a sophisticated mix of identity and brand strategy, content creation, book proposal development, live workshops, online products, and masterminds, we unleash clients into the world as the brand, the product, and the service. Additionally, as a personal brand, we help clients realize that their audience is their most important asset. You cannot be a thought leader without one. It’s time to find your tribe. They have been waiting for you.