GirlSide Chats

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Great connections begins by being yourself.  Join us for monthly chats on different topics relevant to todays modern woman.  From periods to politics, we get real about real issues, real feelings and a desire for real connection.  Join us on the GirlSide!

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We know community thrives on great connections, friendship and a sense of common purpose.  Our mission is to create a place where women of all ages share their stories, experiences and perspectives and feel respected and seen just as you are. 

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Check out our in-the-raw GirlSide Chat podcast on iTunes and Spotify.  We chat about women’s biggest issues, get expert advice and explore solutions. Our podcast is sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking and always real.    

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“GirlSide Chats is a remarkable space where women connect on a deep level and speak their truth about tender topics. Vanessa, the founder of GirlSide Chats has an amazing way of facilitating important conversations we need to be having, giving each woman a place to have their voice, explore various perspectives and be part of a loving (and fun!) community. ”

Cindy Ashton, TV host of Cindy Uncorked and CEO of Speaker Stardom

“I've really enjoyed connecting with Vanessa and a community of truly amazing women through Girlside Chats. The events are super fun, the topics are timely, and Vanessa is a great facilitator. GSC has been a source of inspiration for me, and has brought more joy to my life. Thank you, Vanessa and GSC!”

Tammy B.

“I found GSC on Vanessa’s description of the group touched a deeper sense of connection that we women need, a deeper sense of understanding and of bearing witness for each other in a safe place.

During the year and half I have been attending live events, and part of the online facebook community I have felt reassured we have amazing women striving to not only make a difference in their own lives but in their communities, our country and our global community.

GSC has given me a place to express myself freely, bring up experiences and feelings long buried to share among the amazing ladies that share their deep experiences and hopes for the future creating a community of friends.

I was so fortunate that GSC welcomed my teenage daughter as well. Being a single mother, I wanted her to have a connection with older women, to learn from their experiences but also to know she has a voice in the mix and that she offers wisdom as the beautiful and empathic young lady she is.

GSC has become an important part of my life, I look forward to the connection, the communication and shared experiences with other women. ”

Cambria L.

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