For the next several weeks, The Village in Stamford will host events and special programming that honors women in entrepreneurship and innovation. The 133,000-square-foot campus of sorts was built as a hub for community and creation, designed to serve the needs of entrepreneurs and creators in realms like art, entertainment, tech, music, health, fitness, food, finance, the digital/influencer worlds and more. Anchoring The Village is media magnate and entrepreneur Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse, launched in 2018 in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel.
The Village kicked off their special month-long celebration on October 11, The International Day of the Girl. This day was created by the United Nations ten years ago to promote the empowerment of girls everywhere and to recognize their basic rights as well as challenges worldwide. The Village is happy to support this call to action to invest in a future fueled by female leaders, and is offering the following programming to commemorate this initiative:
*“She Is Rising” Art Exhibition: Opened on October 11, this show celebrates female artists of various ages, backgrounds and ethnicities and is held in conjunction with LiveGirl, a Connecticut-based non-profit whose mission is to offer free development and leadership mentoring to girls and women ages 10 to 24. All art is for sale, and proceeds will be split between the artists and LiveGirl. Featured artists include Tara Blackwell, TL Duryea, Eugenie Diserio and Michele Voigt. Visit https://golivegirl.org/art-benefit to sign up for a viewing or to learn more about the exhibit.
*MaisonMarche Pop-up: On October 20, The Village x MaisonMarche pop-up boutique will offer curated of-the-moment fashions to the public. Hosted by style veteran Sarah Easley, owner of MaisonMarche and one of the co-founders of the iconic NYC boutique Kirna Zabete, this special shop will offer luxury collections from exclusive brands and international designers, and welcome designer Lulu Frost with her vintage Charm Bar, as well as Malia Mills, swimsuit and resort fashion designer. To attend, send an email to: RSVP@maisonmarche.com.
*Monogram Mary Mobile Truck Launch: Brooke Shepard’s Greenwich-based company Monogram Mary was launched in 2016 with the goal of creating customized keepsakes to acknowledge life’s small moments. Now, her fun, mobile monogram truck will be traveling around to various events at the Village and offer on-premises customization on various dates throughout the year. Follow her Insta @Monogrammary for updates on when her truck will be at The Village and other nearby locations.
*The Stamford Partnership Female Entrepreneur Coworking Day: The Stamford Partnership, a public-private partnership designed to improve the quality of life for all residents, 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 on October 20 TSP will offer a special version of its Coworking Day focused on female entrepreneurs. Isis-Rae Goulbourne, Head of Events and Community for The Stamford Partnership as well as Founder of her own company City Events, will discuss navigating the corporate landscape as a female business owner in Connecticut and suggest resources to help your company thrive.