Our mission is to empower women and girls to become their own heroes and change the world for the best.
Our purpose is to connect and inspire #LadyBosses around the globe, so we can facilitate the change we wish to see in our brief and shining moment on earth.
It is the responsibility of those with power, money, and influence to lift others up to their full potential.
Our vision is to build a powerful global network of female leaders, and set the bar for collaboration, charity, and community contribution.
LadyBoss Social Club started as a local meetup group for female entrepreneurs in South Florida.
But let's rewind a bit...
Once upon a time (2012, to be exact), our founder, Ellen Coule, was working for a niche startup in a male-dominated industry. She was the first female on the team and made it a goal to bring more balance and diversity to the work environment. She built a team of 17 driven, creative women and men and indoctrinated them in the ethos of stellar service; they would go on to serve in every department within the company. Behind the scenes, Ellen was dreaming and scheming about building her own empire. After work hours, she would seek out opportunities to connect with other highly-motivated women who dreamt of owning their own businesses. Soon, she found herself virtually surrounded by a network of inspiring leaders who were making strides toward founding their own companies.
One day in 2015, after a series of unfortunate events, Ellen realized that it was no longer an option to delay her own big, brave dreams. So she quit her day job and started her first business as a freelance writer and marketing strategist. That niche startup became her first client of many, and she was off to the races. After months of working odd hours on her laptop from home in her pajamas with two crazy cats, she began to feel frustrated, depressed, and disconnected from her community. She knew there had to be a better way, and some of her girlfriends echoed this sentiment. So, in an effort to create the community she so wanted and needed to exist, Ellen decided to bring together all of her favorite local female entrepreneurs under one roof.
In January 2016, Ellen began hosting LadyBoss Meetups in her home, and she felt instantly reinvigorated by the satisfaction of connecting the people she loved and admired to one another. While the original meetups focused on topics related to business and entrepreneurship, she knew that she and all her ladyboss friends needed a break from talking about the hustle. In March 2016, Ellen began to host LadyBoss Clothing Swaps to gather her entrepreneurial friends in a fun way that would also benefit charity. These events were a fabulous way to connect and commune, but they had another huge advantage: Each event generated a full carload of leftover clothing, which Ellen donated to her favorite local cause – a community resource center that collects and redistributes clothing and supplies to local homeless, veterans, and women and children fleeing domestic violence.
And an idea was born...
The LadyBoss Social Club was created to expand this quest to reach a global audience, and our website and online membership were officially launched on November 22, 2017. Today, we are proud to continue this mission and promote the value behind the idea: That everyone can make a positive difference.
Meet Our Founder
Get to know the woman behind the mission of LadyBoss Social Club.
Founder, President, CEO
A multipassionate entrepreneur with a heart for charity, Ellen believes business should exist to make the world better for all. Her favorite causes to advocate for include female entrepreneurship, human rights, sciences, youth services, senior citizens, and the homeless.
Ellen was accepted into her first medical internship at 12 years old, and she has been working since she was 14. In middle and high school, she volunteered to work with seniors in a local retirement home.
At 16 years old, Ellen began volunteering for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's annual Art for Life Gala in Palm Beach and Miami. Ellen worked as an annual Special Events volunteer with escalating responsibility, assisting in the execution of silent and live auctions, donation collection, gift bag distribution, fashion show production, and VIP services. In 2004, she helped the foundation raise $600,000 for disadvantaged youths in New York City and Palm Beach County.
While earning her Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida Atlantic University's College of Anthropology, Ellen began interning at Norton Museum of Art as a Special Events Intern, assisting in fundraising, planning, and execution of galas, balls, youth events, and monthly young professionals meetups.
During the same time, she was hired as Assistant Development Events Coordinator for Cleveland Clinic Florida, where she helped raise $1.7 million for their Critical Care Transport System at the 2011 fundraising ball by building relationships with donors to develop CCF's annual gala and published journal.
In her senior year of college, Ellen became Director of Development and Special Events for the Palm Beach County Archaelogical Society. During her tenure, she hosted monthly free professional archaeological lectures at the West Palm Beach Public Library and directed Palm Beach County's Inaugural Archaeology Fest, held March 26, 2011 at the South Florida Science Museum.
After graduating college, Ellen began working at a niche startup in her hometown, which is where the story of LadyBoss Social Club begins (above).
Join the LadyBoss Social Team
The events we host require significant womanpower to run smoothly.
Volunteers make it all possible. Want to help with an upcoming event?