3 Media Web Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has become a popular forum for celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness against gender bias. On Friday, March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day was the top trending topic on social media, meaning; it has become a world-wide topic of conversation.

International Women's Day - Polka Dot PowerHouse Members in Central Mass.

Members from various Massachusetts based Polka Dot Powerhouse Chapters unite at International Women’s Day!

This year 3 Media Web and Out of Office Coworking joined forces with the MetroWest Women’s Network (MWN) to host a memorable celebration that attracted over 60 attendees, including women entrepreneurs and employees from nearby businesses.

“The goal of the event was to bring together local women and businesses to both celebrate and foster relationships,“ said Lysa Miller, partner, 3 Media Web and founder and president of MWN.

Lysa and TJ at the Coworking space

Lysa Miller and TJ Kelly, 3 Media Web preparing to host on Facebook Live.

The International Women’s Day event offered open networking for attendees (which included both men and women). Lunch was provided by Detox ChefsLis Rock Photography provided complimentary photography, and an oversized pink “Girl Boss” dessert was the icing on the cake.

Left to Right: Jeff Gordon (Ideal Video Strategies), Mike St. Jean, TJ Kelly, and Jon Langberg (3 Media Web)

Left to Right: Jeff Gordon (Ideal Video Strategies), Mike St. Jean, TJ Kelly, and Jon Langberg (3 Media Web)

“Supporting the Metrowest Women’s Network is a no-brainer for Out Of Office Coworking. Anytime we can amplify the hard work and value of this woman’s network, we’ll step up,” says Kristy Banfield, partner-owner.

Michelle Mercier (Create Honesty), Doreen Howes (Creative Underground) and Richard Banfield (Out of Office Coworking, Fresh Tilled Soil)

Michelle Mercier (Create Honesty), Doreen Howes (Creative Underground) and Richard Banfield (Out of Office Coworking, Fresh Tilled Soil)

The MetroWest Women’s Network (which also includes Central MA) was formed to help women build each other up, support local women-owned businesses and create events that would be fun and fulfilling. Membership is FREE and the group now boasts over 2600 members.

International Women’s Day allows us all to reflect upon the progress that has been made toward equality. I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend it than with a range of amazingly talented women from all different backgrounds!

said Michelle Mercier, CEO of Create Honesty, Inc. and Managing Director of the Worcester Chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse

Left to Right: Kayla MacArthur (Create the Impossible, MetroWest Women's Network), Michelle Mercier (Create Honesty), and Lysa Miller (3 Media Web, MetroWest Women's Network)

Left to Right: Kayla MacArthur (Create the Impossible, MetroWest Women’s Network), Michelle Mercier (Create Honesty), and Lysa Miller (3 Media Web, MetroWest Women’s Network)

“It was really great for my company (3 Media Web) to support this event and the work-time I contributed to help organize it,” said Lysa Miller. “What was even more amazing was that everyone in our local office came out to support me at the event that day.”

Left to Right: Dan Allard (Fresh Tilled Soil), Jon Langberg, Lysa Miller, Mike St. Jean (3 Media Web)

Left to Right: Dan Allard (Fresh Tilled Soil), Jon Langberg, Lysa Miller, Mike St. Jean (3 Media Web)

The MetroWest Women’s Network got its start at Cowork Hudson, hosting numerous workshops and events at the space. But due to its popularity, MWN quickly outgrew that location and is now officially located at and sponsored by Out of Office Coworking.

“It was a natural progression to move to space where we could easily host over 50 people,’ added Lysa. “We were so excited when owners, Richard and Christy Banfield, offered to sponsor us in their space.”

Lysa Miller (3 Media Web, MetroWest Women's Network) gathering the crowd for a live video.

Lysa Miller (3 Media Web, MetroWest Women’s Network) gathering the crowd for a live video.

“Whatever business you’re in, the biggest return on investment is the time you spend developing your network. The MWN is a powerful network that returns more to its members than it asks. We’re excited to be a part of this community of women,” Kristy said.

To find out more about The MetroWest Women’s Network & upcoming events visit http://www.metrowestwomen.com

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