Making Your Mark In Your Career & Life – 8.16.2018

by | Aug 16, 2018 | events | 0 comments

In life, we aim to make our mark on the world and in our own lives by doing and achieving things meaningful and important to us. In Lipstick & Inkยฎ’s first official event, we acknowledged and celebrated those significant and unique (and sometimes difficult) paths we all forge in our careers, relationships, and life in general.

Kelly Nash stands proudly in front of the Making Your Mark banner

Kelly Nash, host and moderator of the #MakingYourMark๐Ÿ’‹ event.

Women came together inย Chicago’s River North neighborhood in August 2018 for networking, aย panel discussion, and complimentary headshots provided byย Photo & Film by SarahElizabeth. The panel discussion featured five inspiring women, who have been featured in Lipstick & Inkยฎ’s “Shine On: Women Who Inspire” series:

  • Leah Caplanis, CEO of SOCIAL Sparkling Wine
  • Tamara Edwards, Principal of Tamara Edwards & Co.
  • Rebecca Leder, Senior Program Manager – Customer Journeys at Salesforce, Founder of TheRebeccammendationsยฎ
  • Sarah Kohrt, Owner of Photo & Film by SarahElizabeth
  • Fareeha Zahid, Platforms Account Executive at Google

All proceeds went to theย Lipstick Saintsย charity,ย a Chicago based non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for inner city teenage girls to become more immersed in constructive activities and achieve their full potential.

Rebecca Leder and Tamara Edwards all smiles!

Rebecca Leder of TheRebeccammendations and Tamara Edwards, Principal of Tamara Edwards & Co.

Leah Caplanis, CEO of Social Sparkling Wine stands proudly in front of the #MakingYourMark๐Ÿ’‹ event banner

Leah Caplanis, CEO of Social Sparkling Wine.

Attendees at the #MakingYourMark๐Ÿ’‹ event

Event attendees mingled before the panel began.

Attendees at the #MakingYourMark๐Ÿ’‹ event

Attendees excited about the SOCIAL Sparkling wine product

Attendees enjoyed sipping on SOCIAL Sparkling Wine.

Delicious food at Meli Cafe River North

Delicious food was provided by Meli Cafe River North.

Cookies and chocolate covered strawberries, as part of the sweets table

The cutest sweets table, provided by Lipstick Saints.

Kelly Nash moderates the panel discussion at the event.

Kelly Nash moderated the panel, asking the women important questions related to women supporting women, finding and having confidence, and personal branding.

Fareeha Zahid, Sarah Kohrt, Rebecca Leder, Leah Caplanis, and Tamara Edwards sit on the panel and discuss

Fareeha Zahid, Sarah Kohrt, Rebecca Leder, Leah Caplanis, and Tamara Edwards discussed real and authentic topics during the event.

Fareeha Zahid and the other panelists smile during the panel discussion.

The panelists smiled on during the discussion.

Mo Brown, Founder of Lipstick Saints, explains the organization to attendees.

Kelly smiling at the #MakingYourMark๐Ÿ’‹ event

Kelly Nash had a breather and a laugh after the panel discussion!

Sarah Kohrt, photographer, takes headshots of attendees.

Sarah Kohrt of Photo & Film by SarahElizabeth, took headshots after the panel for attendees.

Kelly proudly stands in front of the step and repeat banner

That’s a wrap!

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Welcome to Lipstick & Inkยฎ, your home for everything career and wellness inspired. Iโ€™m Kelly, a Chicago-based marketing tech professional, writer, career coach, speaker, and events host.

Whether weโ€™re working together on your career aspirations, refreshing your professional documents, or keeping your mental health in check, I encourage you to own your power and make your mark – one lipstick stain at a time.

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