Girlfriends! Brings Women Together
A new event called Girlfriends! empowers women entrepreneurs and business and community leaders to create friendships while networking. Holistic health coach and experiential event coordinator Brandi Kiana-Jo leads a group of women through various activities that strengthen sisterhood and help women develop personally and professionally.
Brandi has a new way of networking that focuses on getting to know the person rather than focusing on their profession. It features a wide range of topics and activities designed to help develop a deeper connection with self and others. The topics are called Girl Talk, and they include guided discussions on beauty, style, career, health, relationships and spirituality. Brandi insists on not calling it a seminar. “Every event offers something different for newcomers and returning guests,” she explains. “Some may include food demos, yoga sessions, salsa lessons, makeup applications, guided meditation, painting, writing exercises, and the list goes on. I have an entire year planned for a mix of fun activities for each event. But it’s not just the activities; participants can expect to open up in a way that they haven’t before.” Past events have included a variety of co-hosts, such as an herbalist, makeup line distributor, relationship coach, lomi lomi practitioner, magazine publisher and dance instructor.
Brandi ensures that women will be treated to a comfortable setting that’s modern, natural and fun! Attendees can expect to hear tranquil music upon entering and something to dance to at the end of the night. Food is included, and since Brandi is a holistic health coach, there will be a variety of healthy items on the menu. She loves to support local farms and offers a selection of food for different dietary restrictions.
This event has been held at the penthouse of Surfjack Hotel, but Girlfriends! will be held in various locations. This month it will be held at the new Arthur Murray Dance Center on Kapiolani Boulevard.
Women between the ages of 30 and 50 have attended this event. “When you make friends, you’ll remember how fun it is to connect with someone, and age doesn’t matter,” says Brandi. “We all have gifts and wisdom we can share with each other. I love getting feedback and hearing how women have met at Girlfriends! and have been friends since.”
Before leaving, participants will receive gifts from all co-hosts. “However, the best gift is connecting with self and others,” says Brandi. “It’s a powerful event that’s great for women who are new to the island and for those who’ve been here for a while but would like to make new friends with like-minded women.”
Adds Brandi: “Because every event is different, come as a first-timer or come to every event and experience something new.” Girlfriends! takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month, except November and December (holidays). Cost is $75 and includes dinner, supplies for all activities, gifts from co-hosts, and valet parking.Edit ModuleShow Tags