The Village Celebrates Female Entrepreneurship & Innovation

STAMFORD, CT — The Village in Stamford recently announced a month-long celebration of female entrepreneurship and innovation, which kicked off on International Day of the Girl (IDG).

An annual and internationally recognized observance on Oct. 11, IDG is a call to action to invest in a future that believes in girls’ agency, leadership, and potential. The Village will host a series of female-forward programming spotlighting female voices, creators and entrepreneurs.

“She Is Rising” — This art exhibition at The Village celebrates female artists and the power of women and girls. The exhibit is in partnership with LiveGirl, a CT-based nonprofit girls leadership organization that provides free-of-charge transformative leadership development, mentoring, and career readiness (ages 10-24). All art is for sale, with proceeds going to LiveGirl and to the four local female artists whose work is on display.

The artists are: Tara BlackwellTL DuryeaEugenie DiserioMichele VoigtMichele VoigtEugenie DiserioMichele Voigt


MaisonMarché pop-up — On Oct. 20, The Village will host a pop-up by hyper-curated fashion shop and online retailer MaisonMarché, founded by retail pioneer, fashion insider, and style visionary Sarah Easley.

Easley co-founded Kirna Zabete, the designer boutique that launched the luxury retail boom in the Soho neighborhood of downtown Manhattan. Her relationships with an exclusive group of hard to find international designers in the luxury and high end contemporary markets offer clients unparalleled access to new collections. The Village x MaisonMarché pop-up will feature female founders and guest designers Lulu Frost Charm Bar (Antique Fashion Jewelry) and Malia Mills (Swimsuit and Resort Fashion Designer).

MonogramMary Mobile Truck Launch — Greenwich-based MonogramMary – a company that creates customized monogrammed keepsakes to celebrate life’s small moments – will debut a mobile monogram truck in October that will pop up at different events taking place at The Village.

Greenwich resident and founder Brooke Shepard had a passion for monograms from a young age, having always adored her grandmother’s customized linens. Drawing on her background in fashion, Brooke launched Monogram Mary in 2016. The brand’s “hat of summer” was recently named to Oprah Winfrey’s esteemed “O-List.”

Follow MonogramMary on Instagram for updates on when the truck will be at The Village and other locations nearby.

The Stamford Partnership Female Entrepreneur Coworking Day — The Stamford Partnership – a public-private partnership designed to enhance the city for all of those that enjoy it as a place to live, work, shop, dine and learn – will host a special version of its coworking series at The Village.

Each Thursday The Stamford Partnership teams up with The Village to provide a free coworking space for entrepreneurs and the startup community and on October 20 the focus will be on female entrepreneurs. Isis-Rae Goulbourne, Head of Events and Community for The Stamford Partnership and Founder of her own venture, City Events, will discuss maneuvering the business landscape as a female business owner in CT and the resources available to grow and thrive.

Register here.