I’ve got some big news. Are you sitting down?
Our final Urban Girl Squad event will be on Wednesday, February 26th.
Let me back up for just a second. It’s been an amazing six years at Urban Girl Squad. We are now 18,500 women strong and meet up 150 times a year. We’ve raised a glass (thousands, more aptly), cooked up a storm, broken tons of sweats, volunteered to improve our city, and even helped each other meet some Mr. Rights. Your enthusiasm, passion and desire to dive into new things have been true inspirations to me. I’m so grateful for the ways that each of you has invested yourself in this community.
I struggled with the decision to close Urban Girl Squad. For six years we have grown not only as a group but also as individuals. Many of our staff are embarking on new personal and professional paths — as many of you know, I have baby #2 due in just a few weeks! Before all of us move on to new projects, I want to offer you a sincere thanks for being a part of this journey. But there’s a big silver lining here.
Even though Urban Girl Squad is shutting its doors, we ALL have an amazing new home with Levo League, an organization dedicated to elevating the careers of young women through community building, events and incredible online resources. Like all of you, Levo women are active, intelligent, and inspiring, and they come to Levo League for innovative ways to expand their skill sets, smash through the glass ceiling, and accelerate their careers.
I’ve spent plenty of time with the Levo League crew, and I am impressed by this groundbreaking organization and the young professionals there who, together, are taking the city by storm. I am so excited to be a new member of Levo League and hope you will be, too. You’ll be seeing me and other Squad insiders at their upcoming events. Check out their website for more on what’s in store.
I want to see you all on February 26th for one last hurrah for Urban Girl Squad and a big HELLO to Levo League. It’s going to be a night to remember, filled with laughter, memories, big reunion hugs, and plenty of champagne. Tickets are on sale now, so click here and snag yours before they’re gone . Bring your favorite Squad stories and get ready to pop a cork or two. I can’t wait!
We have a lot to celebrate.
P.S. Have something to say? Of course you do! Email me directly at amanda [at] urbangirlsquad [dot] com and go to this post on our Facebook page to tell us what you think. Be sure to share a favorite Urban Girl Squad memory while you’re there.