March is a month to give love to the ladies! It’s a time to celebrate Women’s History Month, as well as International Women’s Day on March 8. 

We’ve put together a list of four women-led organizations that are supporting other women building personal brands. For all of you hustling boss ladies, these organizations provide great resources for building a business, networking with leaders in various industries, and creating communities for women in Pittsburgh. 

Develop a Visual Strategy With The Solid Brand Sessions

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Photo Credit: The Solid Brand Sessions

In our social media-driven society, having a visual strategy for your brand has never been more important. Located in Mt. Lebanon, one women-led agency is helping other women build solid brands. The Solid Brand Sessions brings together GossBoss owner Cristin Goss, brand strategist Julie Plake McMinn, and personal stylist Christina Stein Imberlina. These ladies specialize in helping brands develop a clear visual direction. From outlining key messaging to capturing photo and video, The Solid Brand Sessions offers customizable packages that cover the spectrum of visual strategy. 

This branding agency also hosts events at their Cedar Hill Studios. Connect with other business owners and have real talk around branding, marketing, and content creation. 

A New Kind of Networking With Beyond Boss

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Photo Credit: Beyond Boss, Facebook

Events held by Beyond Boss go far beyond the typical “suit and tie” networking event. This organization specializes in mini sessions and events for professionals, entrepreneurs, stay at home moms, and everyone in between. Started by Caitlin Thomas, a Pittsburgh-based photographer, Beyond Boss offers mini personal branding shoots, inspiring speakers, and content creation opportunities. 

Be sure to subscribe for email updates as their events sell out! For International Women’s Day, Beyond Boss is holding a brunch and headshot session in the Strip District to give you an idea of the events they organize. 

Meet Women Leaders Across Different Industries With Ellevate

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Photo Credit: Ellevate, Facebook

Ellevate, the leading network for professional women, has an active chapter in the Pittsburgh region. This organization is committed to helping women take the next step in their careers. With networking, mentorship, and leadership opportunities, Ellevate membership comes with lots of perks like access to in-person and online events, as well as professional development resources. 

Some events are open to non-members, so try one out to see if a membership would be a good fit for you and your business. 

Consider a Professional Headshot by Iconic Image Workshops

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Having a professional headshot is a huge asset as part of developing your personal brand. We highlighted two local women, Brittney Thieroff and Kaela Speicher, who offer hands-on workshops to help anyone feel comfortable in front of a camera. 

Iconic Image Workshops creates the perfect image by offering personal styling, camera angle tips and tricks, and camera training. From your LinkedIn and website to business cards and speaking engagements, you’ll use a polished headshot in more ways that you’ll think. 

How are you looking to build your branch through March and beyond? Let me know in the comments below. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Emily Munk

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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