I have so much to say about whoggga, so this is going to be a little (ok – maybe a lot) lengthy😊
2021 was, no exaggeration, the worst year for me personally. At the tail end of it, I was invited to join whoggga and things changed for me almost immediately. Words cannot express how grateful I am that I decided to accept. Though the struggles I was dealing with were still there, my perspective shifted. Joining whoggga was hands down the best investment in myself and my business that I could have made. So worth it!
I recently participated in a discussion on the Imposter Syndrome hosted by my all-female mentorship program. The question raised was, “As a young female professional, do you ever feel intimidated and uncomfortable when you walk into a business-related event and the room is primarily filled with men?” Because of whoggga – I immediately shook my head no. When I go to a whoggga event – I know I am safe. We had a happy hour a few weeks back and I was the only woman in attendance. I stepped away from the bar to answer a phone call – leaving both my bag with cash in it and my drink with the group of people I was with. When I came back inside it hit me that in any other scenario, I would NEVER do that, but because of how comfortable I am being surrounded by these amazing individuals – I didn’t think twice about it. It’s the whoggga way to look out for, encourage and support each other. whoggga creates an empowering space where, no matter where you are in life or your career, everyone is heard and respected. More women need whoggga and whoggga needs more women so if you have any doubts about whether you belong in this community – you won’t for long!
In addition to the feeling of inclusion, I appreciate that because whogggis build trust in one another through unique shared experiences, it becomes only natural that we trust each other as entrepreneurs and business partners as well. I am confident that when I refer one of my contacts outside of whoggga to a whogggi that they will do right by them and provide them with the best possible experience because we care about each other’s reputation as service providers. Everyone I have met through whoggga genuinely wants to help others improve and succeed – and when you connect people who possess that innate quality the opportunities are endless!
On a personal level, in just a few months I have formed friendships with fellow whogggis and their family and friends that I feel are stronger than some of the relationships I’ve had for many years. They say you are the sum of the company you keep and I can honestly say that I have never felt more fulfilled socially. I have come to realize that whoggga has raised the standard for the kind of humans I want to surround myself with. They radiate positivity and motivation and that inspires me to want to mirror that energy. Being a part of the whoggga-fam has made me evolve into a happier, better version of myself. My husband, Joe, a self-proclaimed homebody, does not hesitate when I say “Hey, I have this whoggga-thing going on – want to join?” Joe does the whoggga thing, be like Joe.