An Interview with Michelle Edgar, Founder and CEO The XX Project
Imagine getting the chance to sit down and enjoy dinner alongside some of today’s top female entrepreneurs and business leaders. Women like StyleHaul’s founder Stephanie Horbaczewski, GE’s CMO Beth Comstock, and journalist Soledad O’Brian. That would pretty amazing right?
Michelle Edgar thinks so too. As the strategic business development director for FRUKT and founder of the non-profit organization Music Unites , she recognized a need in the market to connect professional and entrepreneurial women. Her answer to that need was The XX Project, an invitation-only group for professional women who are leaders and mentors in their industries.
At the heart of The XX Project is an intimate monthly dinner series which brings members together for a night of conversation with some of today’s strongest and most inspiring female leaders. But this is just the beginning. Through The XX Project, Michelle’s mission is to build an offline and online social platform that fosters inspiration, mentoring and giving back among professional, dynamic & successful women in their late 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
Michelle and I met at Tom’s on Abbot Kinney in Venice. This hipsters’ haven serves as both the brand’s flagship store as well as one of the best coffee shops on the block. Come here any time of day, any day of the week and you’ll find the place crowded with freelancers turning the place into their makeshift offices. The comfy outdoor couches, free wi-fi, and delicious coffee and pastries are quite the draw for everyone, myself included.
Over our coffees Michelle shared how The XX Project first came to life and her big vision for where she sees it growing in the future. Powered by passion, a real desire to help, and a true confidence in what’s she building, Michelle is ready to take The XX to the next level.
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