Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 11:15am| Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Drive | Alameda, CA

East Bay Women’s Network (EBWN) invites you to our outstanding monthly networking luncheon meeting: “’Little Business’ to Overnight Success! Staying Grounded and In Control” on Wednesday, May 2nd, 11:15 to 1:30 at the Grandview Pavilion 300 Island Drive, Alameda.

Come hear about the roller coaster that was Previously Owned By A Gay Man. What happens when your “little business” becomes an overnight success story? How do you dream big but stay grounded in your original vision? Newly emerged from the business, Michele and Lindsay will share their insights about their victories, their mistakes and what they’d do if they got the chance again.

About the Speakers

When Michele Hofherr and Lindsay Snyder launched Previously Owned By A Gay Man in 2014, they imagined it as a local, tasteful consignment furniture shop…just online. Vogue magazine had other ideas, writing a feature about them a month later and catapulting their business into the stratosphere. Suddenly, the co-founders were inundated with customers all over the country, producers interested in turning them into a reality TV show…and competitors who picked up on their idea.

EBWN hosts a delish lunch, networking time and highlights a local non profit. Twenty eight years of business women supporting one another. Join us “in the room!”


About East Bay Women’s Network

EBWN is a thriving networking organization for women in business that began in 1990. We hold monthly meetings and other events that are open to members, first and repeat guests. We provide the space for our members and guests to make connections with other dynamic, like-minded business women. Gentlemen are also welcome.

We motivate each other, inform, educate and have fun! With a diverse membership of 100+ women and men, you are certain to gain inspiration and learn something new each time.

Community Support Contribute to the Opportunity Drawing

At each monthly meeting, we hold an Opportunity Drawing, with all proceeds proudly going to support a nonprofit community service. How it Works — Members and guests are encouraged to to bring a product or offer of services, gift cards, books or other items to be displayed on the Opportunity Table. Value of your donation should be in $25 range. During the meeting, anyone can donate to receive an Opportunity Ticket. The more tickets you have the more likely to win! The drawing is at the end of meeting.

It’s a great way to capture the attention of the audience and promote your services or products. You are free to use your imagination, and you will be making a lucky winner very happy! Thank you!

Get Involved

EBWN thrives as an organization only because of the participation of its members.
If you would like to get more involved with EBWN, please join fellow members who volunteer on the Board of Directors or one of the committees to help support the organization and women in business.

We hope you will want to share your interests and expertise by helping with events, marketing, or membership, or in other ways. Contact any board member to express your interest.

Online Registration

Online Registration closes at 6:00PM on Monday, April 30, 2018.