Welcome to Local Ladies.

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. – Beyonce Knowles

Hi lovelies.

Yeah, I started the series off with a Beyonce quote. THAT is how much fun we are going to have this month, a BEYONCE level of fun.  If you are following me on Twitter, you may have seen a sneak peek at the series I have been working on for the majority of the summer. It has been a large project of mine, but I could not be happier to finally be sharing it with all of you, starting September 1st.

The series is called Local Ladies, and it is a full of interviews with Guelph women on topics such as; turning your ideas into reality, the power of vulnerability, women supporting women, and the importance of self care. There will be a video on each of these topics released every Sunday afternoon (beginning September 4th), with other full interviews released sporadically throughout the month. I’m extremely pleased to present the Local Ladies of 2016, a group of extremely talented creatives and business owners.

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From left to right; Erinn White, Charlene ‘Chuck’ LeBlanc, Beth Timlin, Julia Busato, Jennifer Hunt, Whitney Douglas and Amanda Woodhouse, Erin Doherty, Faith Cameletti, Hayley Kellett.

This project was also in collaboration with The Rhyze Project and their upcoming Rhyze Award. I had the pleasure of interviewing nine of the recipients on their respective businesses and what the process of creating their own business has been like. These videos will be released by The Rhyze Project, so head on over and follow them on Twitter so you don’t miss a single interview. They are incredible, you don’t want to miss a single one. Ladies and gents, the Rhyze Recipients and Local Ladies of 2016.

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From left to right; Bridget Fabi, Ami Dehne, Cheryl Karthaus, Linda Boyle, Jenny Mitchell, Lynn Broughton, Karen Boscariol, Sabrina Thomson, Laila Harris.

And to top it all off, I have four print interviews to share each week as well. But I say we leave those ones as a surprise.

23 women interviewed.

23 unique and incredible stories.

I am delighted to be sharing these interviews with you! To ensure you don’t miss a single moment of this series, be sure to follow me on this blog, as well as on Twitter.

I encourage you all to interact with this series on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Give a shout out to a local woman YOU think is doing amazing work using the #LocalLadies hashtag! You may just brighten their day, and bring even more kick-ass women in Guelph to our attention. This series isn’t just about the 19 women shown above, it’s about ALL of our amazing Local Ladies in the Royal City.

Now, let’s create some amazing girl power this September, shall we?