top of page

We're hosting our first event on March 4, 2023.

Drop your email for the details.

See you soon!​

Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet).png
Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet) (3).png

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, we invited women to attend "Fireside: An Intimate Friendship Experience". This unique experience included:


  • yoga

  • brunch and cocktails

  • an expert panel 

  • a surprise serenade 

  • activity stations

  • a group workshop

  • keynote by Danielle Bayard Jackson

  • and (the main event!) speed-friending

Some women's events are focused on Insta-worthy photo opportunities, swag bags, and professional networking, and while these events are entertaining, they do little to help us foster meaningful connections.


This event focused on the science of women's friendship. The main objective of "Fireside" is to teach the science of female friendship-- and then provide a real-time opportunity to apply what they learned about creating new connections on the spot.


The goal was to replicate the feeling of hanging out in a friend's living room while learning from one of the country's leading friendship experts specializing in women's conflict, communication, and cooperation.

Ninety percent of attendees say they met more than 2 women with whom they want to start a genuine friendship, and every single one of those attendees say they are still in contact with people they met at the event.

"FIRESIDE" is an intimate experience designed by an actual friendship expert. The event focuses on healing, conversation, and true transformation, led by professionals and connection enthusiasts.


It's the kind of experience you've always hoped for.

And we can promise you:

You've never seen anything like it.

Join the waitlist for our next event.

Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet) (4).png
  •  8:00am-9:00am Yoga with Mya Cato of Meeyogi

  • 10:00am-10:30am Brunch and cocktails

  • 10:30am-11:30am Panel

  • 11:30am-11:45am Fireside serenade

  • 11:45am-12:05pm Keynote

  • 12:05pm-12:30pm Fireside Breakout Sessions

  • 12:30pm-1:40pm Exclusive speed-friending event

  • 1:40pm-2:00pm Closing and "Homework"

Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet) (5).png
Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet) (8).png

Danielle Bayard Jackson


Danielle Bayard Jackson is a friendship educator, author, producer, and the founder of Friend Forward. At Fireside, she will share what the latest research reveals about the power of female friendship, as well as ways you can create and maintain better platonic relationships with other women.

Featured in Oprah Magazine, CBS News, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal, Danielle is known for providing research-based strategies with heart (and a little tough love).

At Fireside, you'll be able to access her knowledge and personal coaching in an intimate environment-- a first in her 10-year career.

Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet) (9).png

"Fireside 2023" was held at an intimate space in Seminole Heights (Tampa, Florida).This event has been designed to replicate an intimate "living room" gathering among friends.


Due to the intimate nature of this experience, we anticipated a

sold-out event and encouraged attendees to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to join the waitlist to get details for our next event!

Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet) (10).png

Join the "Fireside" Waitlist

Copy of Copy of FF Social Posts (Worksheet) (11).png

The following sponsors have actively demonstrated their commitment to and support of

Friend Forward's mission to help women improve their relational health.

Sponsor 1.png
Sponsor 2.png
Sponsor 3.png

If you'd like to sponsor our next event, please send an email to

Grab Your Spot
bottom of page