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Women Entrepreneurs Meetup at Baby Opal
Women Entrepreneurs Meetup at Baby Opal

Tue, Mar 05

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Baby Opal

Women Entrepreneurs Meetup at Baby Opal

Celebrate International Women's Week with us at a favorite Staunton local business, Baby Opal! This event is free of charge and open to all women and non-binary entrepreneurs and business owners looking for a supportive community to connect with. Light refreshments will be provided.

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Baby Opal, 107 E Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401, USA

About the event

We're putting Coty and Holly,  the co-founders of Baby Opal, a baby boutique in Downtown Staunton, in the hot seat for International Women's Week! Join us in hearing from these female entrepreneurs about the ups and downs of having a co-founder, how to split responsibilities, what contracts you need ahead of time, and more!

This event is free and open to all women and non-binary entrepreneurs and business owners. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be plenty of time to ask Coty and Holly about their entrepreneurial journey and connect with other women business owners. 

  • 5:30 - Doors open
  • 5:50 - Fireside Chat and Q&A with Coty and Holly 
  • 6:30 - Networking
  • 7:00 - Doors close

About the hosts:

Coty Allen Lyle has been in HR work for 12 years. She's also a property owner and owner of Lyle properties with two short-term rentals and two long-term rentals that she has been working on since she was 19 years old. Coty is a mom of 3 girls and her husband Brad is the local UPS driver as well so they love being downtown and seeing the town of Staunton thrive. She always had the passion to own a business in Downtown Staunton, but wasn't sure what it would be. After her daughter Virginia was born she set her mind on a baby store downtown Staunton.

Holly Hillman has been in retail for over 25 years. She has been selling items since kindergarten, going door-to-door and offices selling out of her school fundraiser magazines, picking up cans for recycling when she was in preschool, starting work, and eventually buying her first retail brick-and-mortar storefront, Anastasia's, in Georgia. After traveling for several years, she and her husband settled in Staunton, and she opened up a boutique, Billy Opal, a year later. In addition to her multiple businesses, she also coaches retail and resale stores on sales, customer service, and over all business models.

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