check out the stories and takeaways from our amazing tribe of women.

Amanda came to DSM as a cross between The Entrepreneur and The Seeker. Her biggest takeaway? "My biggest takeaway was being okay with being the least qualified person in the room and the idea of expansion. That's something I tell myself basically every day at this point—and it shifted my perspective in a way that really helped me move forward in the direction I want to be going with my makeup business." Find out more about Amanda @amandarose4209 Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Amanda came to DSM as a cross between The Entrepreneur and The Seeker. Her biggest takeaway?

"My biggest takeaway was being okay with being the least qualified person in the room and the idea of expansion. That's something I tell myself basically every day at this point—and it shifted my perspective in a way that really helped me move forward in the direction I want to be going with my makeup business." Find out more about Amanda @amandarose4209

Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Erica came to DSM DTLA as The Self-Care Woman, needing to take some time for herself. Here's how she left: "DSM happened at the perfect time for me. Kara was a big part of influencing me to slow down and come to this event. I'm so so glad I did! It helped me to realize that I need to continue to make time for myself and fill my own well. Sitting down at DSM and writing everything out helped me to really organize my thoughts and truly see my clear vision/path of how I can make the most of my time and accomplish my goals. I'm so happy I went to DSM! It was such a beautiful experience." Follow Erica @errrrrrrka. Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Erica came to DSM DTLA as The Self-Care Woman, needing to take some time for herself. Here's how she left:

"DSM happened at the perfect time for me. Kara was a big part of influencing me to slow down and come to this event. I'm so so glad I did! It helped me to realize that I need to continue to make time for myself and fill my own well. Sitting down at DSM and writing everything out helped me to really organize my thoughts and truly see my clear vision/path of how I can make the most of my time and accomplish my goals. I'm so happy I went to DSM! It was such a beautiful experience." Follow Erica @errrrrrrka.

Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Lizzie arrived at DSM as The Entrepreneur, ready to keep her creative edge sharp. Here's how it served her two (!) businesses: "I am definitely grateful to DSM because it further solidified the thoughts I often have with regard to how I want to run my business. That was my biggest takeaway—your business is an extension of you—what kind of business do you want to be? What purpose can you serve? Yoga Wake Up is still in its infancy and we always want to be certain that we run it with integrity and pure love for our product and customers. It's all about creating a value for them, building a brand that gives back and understanding the impact we can have on our world." Find out more about Lizzie through @yogawakeup and her PR firm @kamalajuice.

Lizzie arrived at DSM as The Entrepreneur, ready to keep her creative edge sharp. Here's how it served her two (!) businesses:

"I am definitely grateful to DSM because it further solidified the thoughts I often have with regard to how I want to run my business. That was my biggest takeaway—your business is an extension of you—what kind of business do you want to be? What purpose can you serve? Yoga Wake Up is still in its infancy and we always want to be certain that we run it with integrity and pure love for our product and customers. It's all about creating a value for them, building a brand that gives back and understanding the impact we can have on our world." Find out more about Lizzie through @yogawakeup and her PR firm @kamalajuice.

 
Karyl walked into DSM as The Connector and The Seeker. This is how she walked out: "As I'm in the pursuit of branding myself in the fitness world, {my biggest takeaway was} to remember if I'm moving "upstream" or "in flow" of the direction I'm wanting to reach. I've been more aware of the connections I've been making and it has grown into a community of others who are all connected. I feel myself finding a place amongst other successful and talented fitness professionals." Follow her whole journey @ksfitness. Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Karyl walked into DSM as The Connector and The Seeker. This is how she walked out:

"As I'm in the pursuit of branding myself in the fitness world, {my biggest takeaway was} to remember if I'm moving "upstream" or "in flow" of the direction I'm wanting to reach. I've been more aware of the connections I've been making and it has grown into a community of others who are all connected. I feel myself finding a place amongst other successful and talented fitness professionals." Follow her whole journey @ksfitness.

Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Laurie came to DSM as The Seeker and The Self-Care Woman. She left feeling this way: "I felt empowered and inspired to be creative and honor the divine feminine. I want to be more forgiving to myself and work towards a more "downstream" life." Follow Laurie via @lobobelle1180.

Laurie came to DSM as The Seeker and The Self-Care Woman. She left feeling this way:

"I felt empowered and inspired to be creative and honor the divine feminine. I want to be more forgiving to myself and work towards a more "downstream" life." Follow Laurie via @lobobelle1180.

Ashley arrived for DSM as The Seeker, knowing there is more for her to contribute. Here's her biggest takeaway: "People are here to help, to connect with you, to inspire you. They aren't inherently going to judge you. We should be looking to each other for inspiration and uplift each other whenever possible. My favorite activity was when we walked around the room and said the first thing that popped into our heads about other women in the room. I'm naturally a shy person and I think that stems from me being worried of being judged negatively. DSM was a reminder that people worth knowing see beyond that and see your positives and strengths first and foremost." Follow Ashley @whoisashleyk. Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Ashley arrived for DSM as The Seeker, knowing there is more for her to contribute. Here's her biggest takeaway:

"People are here to help, to connect with you, to inspire you. They aren't inherently going to judge you. We should be looking to each other for inspiration and uplift each other whenever possible. My favorite activity was when we walked around the room and said the first thing that popped into our heads about other women in the room. I'm naturally a shy person and I think that stems from me being worried of being judged negatively. DSM was a reminder that people worth knowing see beyond that and see your positives and strengths first and foremost." Follow Ashley @whoisashleyk.

Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Meet Laura, this radiant lady attended the DSM Deep Dive in the Hamptons. Here's what she had to say about her weekend-long transformation: "I think I am The Seeker. Which was a blessing and a curse—until DSM. I was always wondering what's next, but couldn't ever really put pen to paper. The starting point seemed SO far away. But now I have this business! And I have so many other ideas and plans percolating. It wasn't until DSM where I was guided to outline my talents and my gifts, my opportunities, and my connections, all things that were already in and around me, that I was able to have that ah-ha! moment and make $%&# happen!!!" Check out Laura's new business journey: organizedhomebylaura.com

Meet Laura, this radiant lady attended the DSM Deep Dive in the Hamptons. Here's what she had to say about her weekend-long transformation:

"I think I am The Seeker. Which was a blessing and a curse—until DSM. I was always wondering what's next, but couldn't ever really put pen to paper. The starting point seemed SO far away. But now I have this business! And I have so many other ideas and plans percolating. It wasn't until DSM where I was guided to outline my talents and my gifts, my opportunities, and my connections, all things that were already in and around me, that I was able to have that ah-ha! moment and make $%&# happen!!!" Check out Laura's new business journey: organizedhomebylaura.com

Jenna entered DSM DTLA as The Entrepreneur, ready to hone her focus. Here's what she experienced: "I got so many great ideas about how to expand the various projects I'm working on, and how to link them all together!  I also gleaned so many wonderful insights about setting career goals, and how to know if a project or opportunity is truly right for me!" Follow Jenna via @badjewweekly. Photo: Jesse DeYoung

Jenna entered DSM DTLA as The Entrepreneur, ready to hone her focus. Here's what she experienced:

"I got so many great ideas about how to expand the various projects I'm working on, and how to link them all together!  I also gleaned so many wonderful insights about setting career goals, and how to know if a project or opportunity is truly right for me!" Follow Jenna via @badjewweekly.

Photo: Jesse DeYoung