Leading Women Who Lead Small Businesses

Below are Vend Raleigh sponsored events, but don’t forget to check out the Vend Raleigh Directory Events Calendar to support and visit fellow business owners at speaking engagements, vendor fairs, and other special events around Raleigh

May 2021 Events

Monthly Topic : Mental Health and Self Care

Monthly Education Workshops
Monday, May 10th at 10:00 am via Zoom

We kick off the beginning of each month with an educational workshop focused on our monthly topic. These workshops feature two speakers who are experts in their industry that will teach us, inspire us, and motivate us to make some big changes both in our business and in our personal lives.

Find out all of the details on this month's workshop and REGISTER HERE.


Community Chats | Real Talk with Real Women
Tuesday, May 13th at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 20th at 11:00 am
on Clubhouse

Community Chats are all about real talk, real connections, and real advice from our fellow #girlbosses. Each month we invite a select few members of our community the opportunity to join us on the Clubhouse stage with two business leaders teaching on different aspects of our monthly topic. These seats are reserved for women who are ready to dive into the topics with the leaders and put it all out there. Think of it as your own private workshop where you have an opportunity to put your business in the hot seat and learn from the best of the best! Community Chat rooms are open to anyone to join and we give everyone the opportunity to ask questions and connect.

Want to put your business on the hot seat and join an upcoming call? APPLY HERE


Better Toget(her) | Authentic Networking for Female Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, May 26th at Noon via Zoom

Figuring out how to navigate business and personal life is already hard enough (especially during a pandemic!), but we want to make connecting with other business owners as easy as possible! Each month Vend Raleigh hosts a virtual gathering for networking that will include a time to share your business and connect with our community as a whole, and through smaller breakout groups. We are all about fostering long-lasting and meaningful relationships within our community. You don't need to do it alone. We are Better Toget(her)!

REGISTER HERE for this month’s Better Toget(her) event. Want to get your name in front of potential clients? Sign up to be a sponsor!


The Branding Express Experience 
Friday, May 28th starting at 10:00 am at Studio 557

Let's be old is that "current" headshot you are using? When was the last time you took the time to take care of YOU and YOUR BUSINESS and update your professional image online? One of the biggest excuses we hear is that "I don't have the time" or "It's too much work!"

Well, time to put those excuses aside because the women of Vend Raleigh are teaming up to bring you an incredible experience you do not want to miss. With professional brand styling provided by Styled by Serena, professional photography by Amber Foster Smith Photography, add on hair and makeup with Pinup Studio,  wardrobe options from Style Suite by Mimi Chan, and gifts to treat yourself from Usu Company Candles, and A Touch of Whimsy Designs.

Find all of the details on this event and REGISTER HERE.

June 2021 Events

Monthly Topic : Client Experience + Goal Setting Refresh


Monthly Book Club  IS BACK!
Thursday, June 24th at Noon via Zoom

Do you love to read!? Then we would love for you to join the Vend Raleigh Book Club! One thing we have heard over and over from our community is that they love our live events, but they also really enjoy cuddling up with a good book as a way to learn and a bit of self-care time too. Our very own Kristen Bagwell will be hosts our monthly book club where we will focus on books that directly relate to our monthly education topic.

Find upcoming titles and REGISTER HERE

2021 Event Schedule

◊ May : Mental Health and Self-Care
◊ June : Client Experience + Goal Setting Refresh
◊ July : Time Management
◊ August : Conquering Social Media
◊ September : Diversity and Inclusion
◊ October : Illuminate 2022
◊ November : Workflows + Automation
◊ December : Growth + Balance

Current Online Classes


Online Class | Email Marketing
Startup and ramp up your email marketing

This 33 min video will get you creating, building, and nurturing your list.

Register here and receive the link to the class in your inbox.


Online Class | Is your website your best employee?

Use strategic design thinking in your emails, social media posts, and web pages to get what you want from your customer.

Register here and receive the link to the class in your inbox.

I can always count on your events to provide amazing value.

~Liz Losey, The Pampered Chef