Our free September event will feature the stories of three women who have pivoted as a result of the pandemic. Grab a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and join us online at 6 pm!
Join the Network of Entrepreneurial Women for an evening of listening and learning as three amazing women share their ‘recipes’ for making lemonade during a pandemic.
Natalie Pennington Raines, Kollections by Natalie
Natalie spent 14 years as a Project Manager and a Fortune 100 company. She moved to a new company as a Supply Chain Manager – 3 months before the pandemic hit. Furloughed and knowing that unemployment would not cover all of her bills, she began looking for ways to supplement her income. A friend offered the opportunity to sell clothing that she could no longer wear in a Facebook group. She was hesitant, but after a successful live event, decided it was a great option. When she was laid off, Kollections by Natalie was formed – where Bold Vintage meets Fresh Modern.
Jennifer Carroll, GRI, Semonin Realtors
Jennifer has over 30 years of sales experience and is a multi-million dollar Top Producer and member of the Semonin Chairman’s Club & President’s Club, in addition to being the #1 Relocation Agent at Semonin. She has been honored with the Paul F. Semonin, Jr. Service Award and the Scoggan Jones Peer Award. She has been featured in various articles and interviews, and filmed an episode of HGTV House Hunters in Norton Commons which aired September 2016.
Chef Nikkia Rhodes, The Lee Initiative
Nikkia grew up in Louisville and was always interested in food. Her mother, who worked at Volunteers of America, would take Rhodes to work with her where she would sometimes get to work alongside her mother. She worked with Chef Edward Lee at MilkWood and then at 610 Magnolia. Rhodes has always been passionate about teaching and in 2017 began working at Turnip the Beet, where she is a Chef Instructor for children ages 2-17. In 2018, she started a culinary program for all grade levels at Iroquois High School, where she works full time. Nikkia now shares her talents with the Lee Initiative. She runs the McAtee Community Kitchen (formerly Milkwood at Actors Theater). With the help of her culinary students from Iroquois High School, she has been cooking ~1,000 meals per week all summer to feed people in the West End & Shelby Park.
We will also hear an update from VoteNowKY, a nonpartison, nonprofit project by the Coalition of Women’s Organizations and other supporting groups to encourage voter awareness and turnout.