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Powered by Her Lunch and Learn set for Wednesday
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From left, Amanda Lowe, Cydney Langford, and Ashley Gillentine Wright are local businesswomen and also the founders of the Aunt Flo Initiative. They will be speaking at the first Powered by Her Lunch and Learn on June 22.

Powered by Her is an organization that helps women entrepreneurs reach their potential through community connections and is holding a Lunch and Learn at the Biz Foundry in McMinnville this Wednesday, June 22. 

This organization was founded by Tiffany Anton in Cookeville after she found most women entrepreneurs felt disconnected from others and needed to hear stories to know they are not alone. She started Powered by Her in 2018 along with monthly lunches and a podcast where she invites guests to share their stories. 

“We started with the lunches and probably around the same time started the podcast to kind of share people’s stories, and again to know you are not alone and be able to connect with these other women who are kind of going through the same things or have gone through the same things,” said Anton.

At the upcoming Lunch and Learn, Ashley Gillentine Wright of Local Flair Public Relations, Amanda Lowe of Lemon Clothing, and Cydney Langford of Wink Skincare will be the panelists. Not only do these women run businesses, they also founded the Aunt Flo Initiative where they supply menstrual products, hygiene items, and other supplies to the students in Warren County. 

Aunt Flo is going to be the first organization speaking at the Powered by Her event in McMinnville. Along with speaking about Aunt Flo, the three business women are going to talk about their own experiences in business. 

“This is a way for female entrepreneurs and businesswomen to get together and network and trade resources and just support each other,” said Wright. “We want to feature that the way we came together for Aunt Flo was through our businesses and through collaboration and not competition.”

Anton is hoping to make the Powered by Her Lunch and Learns an ongoing thing in McMinnville. She currently does them monthly in Cookeville and is thinking about doing them quarterly in McMinnville, depending on the reception. 

“I know there is a good group down there and a large community. I think it is done well here in Cookeville and I can see a need for it down there,” said Anton. 

The Lunch and Learn will be Wednesday, June 22 at the Biz Foundry located at 118 S. Court Square from 12 to 1 p.m. The lunch is free and sponsored by Solomon Consulting Service. Those interested in attending can register online by searching “Powered by Her” on eventbrite.com. More information about Powered by Her can be found at poweredbyhercommunity.com.