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Lynette Barbieri: Helping Women Entrepreneurs

 

The #HipNJ studio welcomes back Vanessa Coppes, co-founder of ETTWomen!

On this trip to the studio, Vanessa is introducing her business partner, Lynette Barbieri. Lynette has built her career on the power of networking; building strong relationships and connecting with other women entrepreneurs.

Lynette has channeled her ability to bring people together into helping female entrepreneurs achieve their own business goals. She is the co-founder of ETTWomen, which aims to encourage and inspire other women to start their own businesses.

ETTWomen has recently opened their own headquarters, located in Morganville. This space doubles as the headquarters of the ETTWomen Foundation, which is a NJ non-profit organization dedicated to offering financial, educational, and planning assistance to female victims of domestic violence, as well as emotional, sexual, or financial abuse. This cozy, comfortable environment is open for members to utilize as well.

In addition to her work at ETTWomen, Lynette is the founder of LynetteWork. Over the last 20 years, Lynette met “women from all different businesses, all different agencies, all different backgrounds” and wanted to be able to give something back to the expansive network she grew.

LynetteWork offers a wide variety of consultant services, specializing in helping women entrepreneurs. Her site, LynetteBarbieri.biz is an amazing resources for any women thinking of starting her own business, looking to re-brand herself or simply in need of some inspiration!

To learn more about ETTWomen events, like March’s Power of Connection Conference, visit ETTWomen and be sure to follow HipNewJersey on social media.

ETT Women’s Power of Connections Conference

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino joins in on the fun at  New Jersey’s annual ETT Women’s Power of Connections Conference in Asbury Park.

What is the ETT Women’s Power of Connections Conference? 

The ETT Women’s Power of Connections Conference gives entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries the chance to unify. This women’s conference gives hard working women the opportunity to make life changing connections, receive inspiration and one-of-a-kind training

Why Attend The ETT Women’s Power of Connections Conference? 

The ETT Women’s Power of Connections Conference will not only allow to brain storm with like-minded women, but it will give you motivation and understanding on how to expand your own business. By the touch of a shoulder or giving a friendly “Hello”, you could be speaking with and getting advice from one of your most admired business personalities

A few examples of visionary speakers who attended this years conference are: #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino, Dr. Robi Ludwig, Jennifer Tuma-Young, Jennifer Bronsnick, Heather Chauvin, Britt Bolnick and Susan Vernicek.

To learn more about the ETT Women’s Power of Connections Conference you can visit their website or find them on Facebook

 

Ellen Eppie’s ‘Scooch A Mi’ Boutique Spreads Mindful Kindness

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo speaks with Founder and Chief Curator of Chatham’s ‘Scooch A Mi’ boutique, Ellen Eppie.

While ‘Scooch A Mi’ may be a playful nickname meaning “to pest or to bother”, Ellen Eppie’s Chahtam boutique of the same name has a very different mission: Achieving mindful kindness. To Ellen, this means striving to make sure she is helping artists, the community and the earth, in all ventures.

The jewelry, accessories and gifts carried within the boutique have a story, and Ellen can speak for all of them. Current inventory features pieces made by women in Nepal, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, and even the United States. Another featured item is a multipurpose, vegan leather bag made by Canadian craftsmen.

An entrepreneur herself, Ellen says it’s easy to want to share the efforts of others when you see the beauty in their creations. It’s clear these artists are trying to bring beauty to the lives of others, and Ellen is honored to provide a platform for them.

It doesn’t end with the beautiful retail items available. ‘Scooch A Mi’ also hosts events that spotlight like-minded female entrepreneurs looking to share their knowledge, talents and gifts with the community.

When Ellen first embarked on her own journey of entrepreneurship, she said “The absolute best part was the networking where I was able to connect with many, many wonderful women who were also embarking on new businesses of their own. It’s not about handing out as many business cards as you can. It’s about partnering and supporting each other.”

Partnering with and supporting others is second nature to Ellen. Her devotion to family can also be seen in her boutique’s playful name (based on her father’s nickname for her) and the boutique’s logo that depicts Ellen and her two daughters.

#HipNJ recommends ‘Scooch A Mi’ to anyone hoping to look good, feel good, and do good. Follow them on Instagram to see what amazing events and products you can find at this unique boutique.