Meet Amanda Smith | Founder of Dallas Girl Gang
About Dallas Girl Gang: Connecting women in Dallas, TX from our online community to offline in person to cultivate meaningful connections, networking, and relationships.
What sparked the idea to start Dallas Girl Gang?
Straight up, loneliness- in friendship, in collaboration, career, business... I saw it in myself, I saw it in others and it was an EASY problem to fix.
How did you go from idea to execution?
Literally 0.2 seconds! ( i pull the trigger before I'm ready to run :) ) I saw a need for community that was for ALL women, and i created a simple facebook group. Ever since I have followed the evolution of this awesome beast and here we are now influencing almost 30,000+ women in DFW daily.
How would you describe the support in the DFW area?
DFW was needing community for women, and the support we have received in our efforts from local community members and businesses is overwhelming. People are just all in for serving the women of Dallas, whether professionals, singles, entrepreneurs, whatever -they know we are some of the game changers in this city.
What was it like launching a conference!?
IT was wild. Last year i dove in with a blindfold and had no idea, I just sensed a need for female entrepreneurs to gather and be educated and supported. So 2019, year 2 was totally 5 TIMES the production year 1 was. We scaled it to 2 days, 20+ speakers, 10+ vendors, and 20+ sponsors. bringing in speakers from literally across the WORLD was the most exhilarating part.
Favorite interview you've conducted?
Interviewing jaclyn Johnson , CEO of Create & Cultivate on stage at The Fearless Conference this year (year 2!) She's the biggest badass and most kind human.
What does your creative process look like?
It looks like a hell of a mess. No secret sauce - I use all Google has to offer, Pinterest, Canva, and the brains of my friends !
Advice for females wanting to create a community?
Just do something about it and commit to it. The thing i hate the absolute most is seeing someone "say" they want to start something and often times they just want to look cool or "do it for the 'gram". F*ck that. Do it for people who need you -if they don't need you , find somewhere that you can help something that already exists grow.
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