The PVD Lady Project connects, inspires and showcases awesome women doing amazing things in Providence through membership, events and community engagement.

The PVD Lady Project is part of a non-profit organization based in Providence, Rhode Island, The Lady Project. The group hosts monthly events in Providence’s most fabulous places, including The Dorrance, Local 121 and The Providence Athenaeum, where women can connect, get inspired and learn about what other awesome women are doing in the Creative Capital.

The Lady Project started in late 2011 by two driven PVD ladies- Julie Sygiel of Dear Kate and Sierra Barter of @SierraBarter Social Media Consulting. Together, they envisioned an “Old Boy’s Club” for fabulous women in The Creative Capital to network, connect with other like-minded ladies and to do so over a glass of champagne.

Each event benefits a local charity or organization that is either run by women or benefits women in our community. Past organizations have included the Girl Scouts of RI, Sojourner House, Girls on the Run RI and YWCA of Northern RI.

Monthly PVD Lady Project events feature the PVD 3×3- three local women of different backgrounds, industries and career levels share their story in three minutes. Past speakers have included Martha Sheridan (CEO and President of the PWCVB), Audrey McClelland (Mom Generation and Lifetime Moms) and Karen Beebe (owner of Queen of Hearts & Modern Love).

And, of course, there is plenty of time at each event to connect and mingle with your fellow PVD lady!

The PVD Lady Project was named “Biggest Cheerleaders” in the 2012 Superlative Issue of Providence Monthly. Also, we were named “Best Niche Networking event” by Rhode Island Monthly in July 2012.