Boss Made

 Pictured: Dee Kimbrel, She Say So Boutique; Shantel Brown, Queens Royal Pastries; Amanda Williams, Unveiling Heart; Jessica Lewis, LaLew Public Relations; Rayna Brooks, The Mobile Spa; Ruth Elisa, Financially Fit

Pictured: Dee Kimbrel, She Say So Boutique; Shantel Brown, Queens Royal Pastries; Amanda Williams, Unveiling Heart; Jessica Lewis, LaLew Public Relations; Rayna Brooks, The Mobile Spa; Ruth Elisa, Financially Fit

Jessica Lewis, Principal Publicist and Owner of LáLew Public Relations hosted the inaugural “Boss Made” event on Saturday, July 15 to highlight the stories of local women who have successfully turned their part time passions into full-time, flourishing businesses. The event was held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ox and Stone restaurant, 282 Alexander St.

Five women shared their entrepreneurial journeys through personal testimony and discussed the social and economic impact of women in business in Rochester. Attendees had the opportunity to network and engage with panelists in a question and answer session.

“Women in Rochester are on the rise,” said Lewis. “And as our city continues to thrive and transform, it is important that we are supporting one another and making sure that each woman has a seat at the table when it comes to shaping our community. Boss Made creates a platform for connections to be made and I am looking forward to the dynamic synergy that will be generated through this event.”

Panelists included: Rayna Brooks of The Mobile Spa; Ruth Simmons of Financially Fit: Amanda Williams of Unveiling Heart; Dee Kimbrel of She Say So Boutique; and Shantel Brown of Queens Royal Pastries.