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Today Was a Good Day
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Today at lunch time I hosted the very first “Pink Granite Party.” It was a lovely and intimate get together of about 20 or so ladies from all walks of life in and around the Texas Capitol. There were seasoned professionals there, as well as interns in the room that had lit.ra.lee just come from job interviews. This is 2018 and ladies are helping ladies.

If you were there, thank you for making it so much fun and making Pink Granite a real thing that doesn’t just live on the internet. I was nervous, put at ease and humbled all at the same time.

We’ll do it all again soon.

Meagan Harding to Headline Polished Austin's October Luncheon
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POLISHED AUSTIN LUNCHEON

OCTOBER 10, 2018, 12:00-1:00 P.M.

UNCLE JULIO'S
301 BRAZOS ST, #150
AUSTIN, TX, 78701

Meagan Harding

Meagan is a creative, justice advocate and civil rights attorney. She has a strong passion demonstrated passion for eradicating systemic inequity and is actively involved in the Austin community. She serves on the board of many legal organizations in the city and strives to improve inclusion in the legal field.

In 2017, she served as the Vice Chair of the City of Austin Ethics Review Commission and was appointed to the Criminal and Civil Justice working group for the Mayor’s Task Force on institutional Racism. She has also helped plan the Austin Trailblazer Awards honoring stellar black women in the Austin community. Meagan is a graduate of the 2015 class of Leadership Austin, which is a premiere development program that focuses on leadership and community involvement. She is the recipient of the 2016 Rising Star award for the Black Austin Democrats and the 2018 Outstanding New Director of the Year for the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

In 2015, she became one of the founding team members of “The Gospel And” (TGA) at her local church: Mosaic Church Austin. TGA is a program designed to encourage and cultivate authentic conversations around difficult topics such as race, politics and community. In this role, she has helped develop dynamic curriculum and programming to spur transformative, in depth conversations while also growing relationships.

In Fall of 2018, she will be launching a new platform in partnership with community advocate and thought leader, Virginia Cumberbatch, called Rosa Rebellion and our first project, Rebel + Rest. We are really excited to be developing a space to empower women of color committed to creative social justice.

She attended the University of Texas at Austin for undergrad and received her bachelor of science in Communication Studies. She also received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Meagan lives in East Austin with her law school sweetheart, Vincent.

Event Registration

Polished Austin Dinner, August 15th
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If you're like me you're always looking for new ways to engage new networks of women around Austin. Polished Austin is hosting a dinner event on Wednesday, August 15th at 7 PM. Polished is a women's network that focuses on personal and professional development with a Christian foundation. The dinner will be at the Peached Tortilla and included a Enneagram workshop. I had never heard of this term but you can learn more about it here.

Here's information from Polished's latest email:

Dinner, worksheets, and wine...oh my! We're coming together for community and getting down to business to discover (or learn more) about our Enneagram personality types.

Hope to see you there!

A little more about our speaker, Jenn Jett:

Jenn Jett is a dreamer, a doer and a champion of risk takers. When she is not running her design business, she is encouraging & unleashing women through a gathering she hosts twice a year in Colorado called Camp Well – a place where dreamers and doers who are weary and overwhelmed can come and be reminded of who God created them to be, and walk confidently in their calling. Think summer camp for adults! Her personal story is one of redemption and hope and her desire is that through that story others would find freedom.

Her discovery and understanding of the Enneagram, in light of God's Word, has been a powerful tool in her life to help her uncover and find confidence in her true God-designed self.

So...what are you waiting for? Reserve your spot now!

Count me in!

Pink Granite Parties?!?
  Photo via Vogue - Alice Naylor-Leyland's 30th B-day Party

Photo via Vogue - Alice Naylor-Leyland's 30th B-day Party

I'm starting to put together the idea of a Pink Granite Party for the fall.

The idea? Pair accomplished ladies that work around the Capitol with interns, newbies and others that may want to have some real talk (over lunch) about what they can be doing to advance their careers.

I'm thinking a small group, F-R-E-E.

Would you come? If you want to be on the short list for invites shoot me an email info@pinkgranitetexas.com.

P.S. If you don't follow @MrsAlice on Instagram you're missing out.