On Saturday, March 4, 2023, we invited women to attend "Fireside: An Intimate Friendship Experience". This unique experience included:
brunch and cocktails
an expert panel
a surprise serenade
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.
8:00am-9:00am Yoga with Mya Cato of Meeyogi
10:00am-10:30am Brunch and cocktails
11:30am-11:45am Fireside serenade
12:05pm-12:30pm Fireside Breakout Sessions
12:30pm-1:40pm Exclusive speed-friending event
1:40pm-2:00pm Closing and "Homework"
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.
"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!
The following sponsors have actively demonstrated their commitment to and support of
Friend Forward's mission to help women improve their relational health.
If you'd like to sponsor our next event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.