Have you ever wanted to be surrounded by other female entrepreneurs and creatives, where opportunity and collaboration are encouraged?
Enter The Southern C.
“The Southern C is the virtual version of a traditional front porch – a laid-back gathering place to share, inspire, encourage and nurture creative minds.

Designed to offer a community of passionate business owners, makers and doers the opportunity to connect, collaborate and create, The Southern C is an online resource, multi-day in-person and virtual summit, and membership community co-founded by Cheri Leavy and Whitney Long." - taken from The Southern C Website.

This Summit is a 3-day in-person conference and this year it celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary!   

This was our first year attending and to say we had fun and met lots of wonderful and inspiring women, is an understatement. 

Pictured here with some of our favorites;

Mary Catherine from Mary Catherine Studio 

Kristel from Stylin Brunette

Patricia from Preppy Publicist

Here are some views from the beautiful Cloister, which is where the Summit was held.


One of our favorite aspects about the Summit was the lineup of Presenters and Mentors. You can view the whole lineup HERE.

We had the opportunity to meet some of the ladies we have been following on Instagram, in person, and it was so special to get to hug them! On top of "meeting" old friends, we made some new friends whom we hope to collaborate with in the future!

Here are some photos from some of our favorite memories! 

Michelle from CANVAS Style, Susan from Shop Susan Albright , Patricia from Preppy Publicist, Kristel from Stylin Brunette , Katelyn from The Whelan Girls 

Michelle from CANVAS StyleKristel from Stylin BrunetteQuincy from The Quincy Collective

Patricia from Preppy Publicist Quincy from The Quincy CollectiveKristel from Stylin BrunetteMary Catherine from Mary Catherine StudioSusan from Southern Bungalow Co., Paige from Pillow Ease, Libby from Tartan and Table, Monica from Fancy Pants Farber

I think one of my favorite memories of The Southern C was seeing so many women wearing their CANVAS Style pieces! Davin and I started this business to help women feel confident in their style by creating affordable and chic pieces. To see these fabulous ladies style their pieces is the best compliment a designer can receive. 

Stephanie from Estelle Colored GlassQuincy from The Quincy CollectiveSusan from Shop Susan Albright

Kristel from Stylin BrunettePatricia from Preppy Publicist,  Lydia from Lydia Menzies Celebrates

I had the best time, and I can not wait until next year! 


February 08, 2022 — Michelle Shaw