At ladyHUMANS, I’m passionate about civic engagement. Although my day job is serving clients, my side hustle is serving the community. I started this company to pay the bills while contributing volunteer time to progressive, social change efforts for women. That hustle, and dedication to community and women’s place in it, is part of everything I do.
Sharing Stories…Getting Our Hustle On
Thanks to all who participated in the first ever Civic Side Hustle event on March 13 at The Edney. We had nearly 50 women in attendance with 11 pitches from leading advocates for women in our community. Check out the event photos on Facebook.
Although this event was awesome, it was a LOT of work and was limited in impact only to those who could attend. That’s why instead of quarterly in-person events, ladyHUMANS is starting a #civicsidehustle podcast!
Why a podcast? Reach and impact. I’ll be able to share a diverse range of women’s civic engagement stories with a much larger audience than can fit inside The Edney. Extra bonus? No dressing up, no cheese plate prepping, no trying to schedule 11 successful and extremely busy women around a single event. We’ve all got lives to live, ya’ll.
Look for my podcast to launch in late summer, 2018. If you have a #civicsidehustle story to share and want to be featured on my podcast, let me know. Don’t want to miss our upcoming shows? Join our contact list to stay up to date.
Want to join The Hustle?
- Join our contact list here to be part of the Hustle community and receive news on civic engagement opportunities and stories about amazing advocates for women making a difference here in Chattanooga.
- Channel your talent and time into a community side hustle of your own. I’ve curated a few of my favorite organizations for you below. Give these a browse and consider supporting their work through volunteering, making charitable gifts, or sharing their mission with your networks on social media.
- Tell me about your hustle. Already work with an amazing organization or community effort that champions women? I want to know about it. Share it below and I may promote it to the Hustle community.
Get your #CivicSideHustle on.
Support these progressive organizations.
“We elect pro-choice, Democratic women to office”
“Connecting diverse talent to intentionally inclusive boards.”
“Provides long-term, reversible birth control to any woman living in Southeast Tennessee who wants it. For free.”
The mission of Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold – healthy, educated and independent – on their journey to self-discovery.
From their Facebook page: “Chattanooga moms building a local movement of citizens to engage in, advocate for, and act in the service of social justice issues in effort to improve the community for all generations.” Follow them on social media: Facebook @momsforsocialjustice Instagram @momsforsocialjustice
Moms Demand Action is a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country, with more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters.
Nonpartisan political action committee empowering women to run for elected office.
A coalition of Indivisible chapters dedicated to energizing and informing voters.
Nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.
From their website: The Mayor’s Council for Women was first announced by Mayor Andy Berke at his 2015 State of the City Address. The Council was tasked by Mayor Berke with making policy recommendations about issues affecting women within Chattanooga and across the region.
Political action committee dedicated the election of progressive women across the state of Tennessee.
Unites efforts for social change that improve life for women and girls across the region.