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VIRTUAL – SHE HUSTLES: An Online Event for Savannah’s Women Entrepreneur’s & Leaders

September 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

$10 – $20
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About the Event:

COVID-19 won’t stop the hustle!

The Creative Coast virtually presents SHE HUSTLES this fall. The event will take place from 4:30p to 6:00p via Zoom and feature area entrepreneurs and leaders with inspiring stories and wisdom to share.


Stay tuned in and connected with the community by joining our Facebook group here: SHE HUSTLES in Savannah. We will post updates in the group regularly. This is also space for you to share your endeavors and ask for feedback and advice.


Introduction 4:30p – 4:40p

Join the Zoom right at 4:30p for the event kick-off!

First Speaker 4:40p – 5:00p

Second Speaker 5:00p – 5:20p

Keynote Speaker 5:20p – 5:40p

Image of Keynote Speaker Jane Vaden Thacher.

Jane Vaden will be the September 17, 2020 SHE HUSTLES Keynote Speaker. Jane is the President & Dealer Operator for Vaden Automotive in Savannah. Topic TBA.

Breakout Q & A Sessions 5:40p – 6:00p

Pick a Breakout Session to interact with your speaker-of-choice and get to know them better, Q&A-style.

Raffle Prize Drawings 6:00p

All SHE HUSTLES attendees are entered to win some sweet prizes from…

About the Speakers:

Meet Keynote Speaker Jane Vaden Thacher…

Jane is the President & Dealer Operator for Vaden Automotive, a car dealership that excels in all aspects of the business ranging from vehicle sales and service to customer satisfaction. Vade Automotive is home to one of the largest wholesale parts operations in the Southeast region and employs over 600 people in Southeast Georgia, CoastalSouth Carolina, Alabama, and has expanded into several non-dealership related enterprises. The company has received the National F&I Dealer of the Year Award as well as the AFP Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation of the Year.

Jane has been married to Peter Thacher for the past 26 years and has an 18-year old son and twin 17-year old daughters. They also have three Portuguese Water Dogs. Jane is an avid runner logging 40+ miles per week!

Meet Emily McCarthy…

Emily Joy McCarthy is the Owner of the Emily McCarthy Shoppe + Studio. There is no room for bore in the colorful life of Emily McCarthy. Small town girl turned coastal living designer, you’ll be in for a treat to the senses in her world of print design and golden details. The Savannah, Georgia resident has been an active member of the gift and paper industry for over 18 years. Throughout her tenure she’s had the experience of working in small independent retail, direct wholesale, large corporate retail, and boutique design. This experience brings knowledge of all things weddings, paper and branding in both her online store and physical store in Savannah. After opening in 2016, her brand has grown into a wholesale business including her gift products and clothing line now available in retailers nationwide. All of her signature prints and products are designed by Emily, keeping true to her joyful stance on signature style.

Meet Sabrina Newby…

Sabrina Newby is the CEO and Manufacturer of the BouGie Natural ® hair body & perfume product line. Sabrina launched Bougie Natural Salon & Products in 2007, and it has since become an international brand. Sabrina is also the founder and CEO of the Coastal Georgia Minority Chamber Of Commerce that operates within fourteen counties within the coastal area. While wearing the hat of the CEO of the Coastal Georgia Minority Chamber, Sabrina developed programs such as Smart Women Achieving Greatness aka S.W.A.G, which is a platform that empowers women to lead and created a social media talk platform and travel guide called the “Inner Circle that spotlights the hidden treasures of the coastal area. Sabrina has made it her business to grow healthy hair while growing healthy companies.

Sabrina is a Louisiana Native. She and her husband, Dexter, were relocated to Hinesville by the U.S. Army in 2001. They fell in love with the coastal area and decided to make it their home. Sabrina is currently pursuing her Doctorates in Policy Administration, and when not working or studying, she enjoys spending time traveling with her husband. Sabrina is the proud mother of Malcolm and Martin Newby and the grandmother of three.

Don’t forget to join our SHE HUSTLES in Savannah Facebook group or follow us on social media (@creativecoast) for all the latest on SHE HUSTLES.



September 17, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
$10 – $20


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