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July Luncheon – Columbus, OH

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Have you ever felt alone? Wondered where you fit in? It’s time to STAND OUT and find your PURPOSE!
Join us for three power packed hours as Lead Up for Women’s next stop is in Columbus! We are traveling the Nation uniting women of all cultures, race, and diversity in realizing their greatest potential by inspiring and educating each other to lean in to their best self by tapping into your unique power; then in turn, you will inspire others to do the same. Learn what it means to lead without permission as we fill the hours with purposeful connections with attendees and local women, be inspired and motivated to be part of something bigger than yourself. We have engaged influential leaders with years of leadership knowledge and stories of bravery and confidence to share; Lead Up for Women welcomes Erin Joy, Founder & CEO, Black Dress Circle to share her experience and teach how business and personal success is possible for all women, including YOU!


Erin Joy
A third-generation female entrepreneur, Erin Joy understands the rewards and challenges of starting a company and fueling its success. She has made it her life’s mission to provide female business owners with the resources, services, and support they need to be successful in business and life.

After 15 years spent selling and consulting in the real estate industry, Erin founded Black Dress Circle® in 2011 to help guide businesses in all sectors facing a variety of challenges–from under performance to fast, unexpected growth. Erin’s consulting and executive coaching services have improved the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of organizations across many industries.

In response to market need, Black Dress Partners introduced Black Dress Circle®, facilitated, member-driven round tables exclusively for female business owners. As a certified PeerSpectives facilitator through the Edward Lowe Foundation, Erin created this peer-based program in order to address the common challenges faced by women leading emerging and evolving organizations.

In 2015, Erin and her team conceived the Midwest Women Business Owners’ Conference—an educational, interactive event bringing powerful female business owners together to discuss relevant, provocative business topics. Annually, the event features high-performing business leaders addressing management, marketing, and operational challenges, and explores best practices for growth, mindset, corporate culture, employee retention, and more.

Black Dress Circle has been recognized several years in a row as a top consulting firm in the St. Louis area and Erin was designated one of the top 100 St. Louisans to know in 2016. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Missouri-Columbia and her Master of Arts in human resources management from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in business psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Luncheon Agenda

Check in / Registration (10:15-10:30)

Lunch served (10:30-11 am)

Introductions: Colleen Biggs, Co-Founder, Lead Up for Women (10:45 am)

How to Lead Up and leave the ladder down!

Purposeful Connections with attendees (11:15 am)

Group photo (11:30 am)

Guest Speaker Erin Joy (11:45 am)

Group Discussions and Conversations (12:45 pm)

Wrap-Up (1:25 pm)

VoiceAmerica™ Speak Up to Lead Up Voluntary Interview conversations

Registration tickets are non-refundable



231 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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