In July, we announced Hammersmith Support’s expansion into Nashville, Tennessee. This growth is especially exciting for our founder Heather as it’s a bit of a homecoming for her. As the Tennessee office continues to develop, so has our Tennesee network. This week we are excited to introduce you to Lucy Miller of Tennessee Women Connect and to let her tell us more about the upcoming event in October (we’ll be there too!).
Tell Us a Little About You.
Born and raised here in the Nashville area, I LOVE this city and all that it offers for my family and me. After moving around throughout the first part of our marriage, my husband Knight and I are raising two amazing kids, Will (8) and Reese (6), and couldn’t be happier with the opportunity to do that here in Franklin. We are immersed in life in Franklin with our family, friends, church, and sports! I hate to miss a day at my gym, Burn Bootcamp, and am always excited to help my real estate clients find a home or sell their homes. I am energized every single day by my TN Women Connect events and ladies who are connecting with so many. I’m so excited about what is to come for TN Women Connect!
What Can You Tell Us About the Tennessee Women Connect Event? What Are You Most Excited About?
This TN Women Connect LIVE event is going to be a great day full of information about how to learn and grow our businesses as well as tons of opportunities to connect with other women in business. Our topics include social media, branding, time management tips, and productivity advice. Our keynote speaker, Gigi Butler is speaking about her story of success, trials, and how to be fearless in your business. I am so excited about these things but most of all the opportunity to bring more women together. The magic that happens when real relationships are made is so amazing to see. Every single event shows me this and this LIVE event will be no exception. And, it is going to be so fun too!
Talk to Us About Your “Why” and How That Motivated You to Start TWC.
As a local realtor with Zeitlin Sotheby’s, I was searching for the right kind of networking opportunities for me. Something different and something fun. I started Tennessee Women Connect really just for the opportunity to create a different kind of networking group for myself. I was looking for a group that was made up of women who were wanting more opportunities, more collaboration, ways to learn from each other, and always support. At Tennessee Women Connect we truly strive to have an abundance mindset. We do not cap industries or have exclusive rights for people who do a certain thing. We are for all women excited to connect with others. I am truly passionate about providing these opportunities for women to connect and to comfortably be themselves…going after their dreams. I am thrilled to see what we can do with this group and grow to allow more women around the middle Tennessee area to grow as well.
What Is Unique About Your Style and Product Offering?
We are unique in that not only are our networking events fun and at local businesses, but we are a collaborative group that is truly excited to work together and cheer each other on. Our events range from lunches and happy hours to brunches and one-off meetings to get to know each other more. We have had several speaker events designed to teach skills and a big opportunity for this on October 21st!
What Advice Do You Have for Other Entrepreneurs?
When I started TN Women Connect, I had an idea of what I thought the organization could do (organization loosely…it was just me planning a networking happy hour), but then I let my visions and my goals grow as we did. I let my heart dream of what it could become and I was open to opportunities to grow and ways to pivot. I certainly did not have all of the tools that I would eventually need to grow it but I knew I would figure it out on the way. And I have. The growth we are seeing and the ways we are meeting those needs have been direct results of connections made throughout the last 2 years and the determination I have had to make it happen. My advice is to go for it. Don’t wait until you have it all figured out…get started and figure it out along the way. Make connections with others that will not only lift you up and encourage you but challenge you to go after more, do more, and keep achieving. My circle of influencers and friends/family are one of the most valuable things I could have asked for. Bringing Jenna Griffith and Ashley Fitz in as my leadership team has been the key to our increased success and growth in new areas.
Come and Meet the Hammersmith Support Team!
We are very excited to host a booth at the TN Women Connect LIVE event on October 21st. Come meet the Hammersmith Support team as we would love to get to know all of you too!