I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and tell you the story of how Girl Boss Offices was launched into the world. I’m Erika – mom to 3 overly confident kiddos, wife to a college professor and corporate meeting planner for as long as I can remember. Several years ago our family had the chance to take a six month sabbatical in Canada, and that time changed my outlook on “work” in ways I never expected.
The chance to slow down and re-evaluate our lifestyle, specifically the hours we were putting in at our respective offices, was a gift. I had the opportunity to see that there were ways to prioritize family and life over my job. For me, this meant striking out on my own and starting my own meeting and event company Biddix Meetings + Events. In the years since I’ve become my own “boss”, I’ve met countless women who’ve felt the same calling, but didn’t know how to take the next step. Female entrepreneurship became my passion, and as a serial advice-giver, I found myself connecting women with resources, making introductions, giving nudges when asked, and straight up offering pushes off ledges when warranted. The common thread in all of this was seeing the power of women working together, even when they’re working on their own. As I continued to run my business from local coffee shops, my kitchen table and the random desk in my bedroom, an idea started. Following a series of awesome encounters with other passionate women, the idea for Girl Boss Offices finally hit me in the shower during a conference in Las Vegas. I’ll never forget the rush I felt to get all of the ideas out of my head and onto paper before I forgot them. And while it didn’t feel like the “right time”, I started taking steps to get started. And all of the women I’d given nudges to started to give them to me. Like most other things I do, I plunged headfirst into this. We found the PERFECT space. Cosmic introductions started being made. And despite some obstacles, everything has just WORKED. The power of community and bravery cannot be understated in bringing Girl Boss Offices to life. And I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED to share it with you!
Opportunities we've had to discuss how awesome GBO is!