GirlSide Chats

Sparking connection, community and change through bold conversations.

       Sign-up for our newsletter & get updates on upcoming events, special offers and sparks of inspiration.

What We Offer

Connection

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!

View Calendar

Community

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. 

Learn More

Podcast

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.    

Listen Now

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

“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 meetup.com. 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.

Recent Articles

Intuition

The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth by Joie Cheng In May 2015, I was in the middle of launching a twelve-week women’s circle and was casually seeing this guy when everything seemed to fall apart in my life. He suddenly disappeared on me.…
Dating & Relationships

Liberated Woman

A Liberated Woman by Laura Rubinstein He’s a good man and very generous. He’s patient with me and is a good provider. His career is moving forward. I am safe, secure and he loves me and I love him. As…
Emotions

Gift Of Emotions

The Gift of Emotions By Shannon Parsons Emotions are simply, energy in motion. They are meant to move through our bodies and be released. Unfortunately for most of us growing up, we were taught to swallow our emotions, hide them,…

Our Sponsors