Want to feel excited, motivated and ready to conquer the world? Then sit down with Sheridan Sechter, Founder and Editor in Chief of Kansas City’s own flourish! Magazine.
She has spent her life experimenting, challenging and prospering, and as a young working woman in Kansas City I couldn’t be more grateful for the path she, and the other women that she highlights in the magazine, have laid.
Flourish! Magazine is a business professional read for any woman in Kansas City who is looking for inspiring, hardworking women, events to attend and resources to save, all local of course, which makes this even better. Starting the magazine 7 years ago to “give-back”, Sechter recognized a lack of diversity when it came to published reads about women in the KC area. She saw a challenge and took the leap forward creating flourish! . “In the 1980’s there was this saying that women can bring home the bacon and fry it too, but no one really explained how to balance all that gracefully, and too many women began feeling guilty and didn’t know how to juggle work and home. flourish! was developed for the woman who wants it all. We give tips and resources on how to balance it all with poise” –Sechter.
Targeting women 35-55, this magazine is a celebration of women in the professional KC community, with the goal of inspiring and connecting women throughout the metro area. Described as a “mentor and girlfriend”, she defines it as “60% focus on business and 40% focused on women’s lifestyle”. The website, www.flourishmagazine.com is also a great resource to have and contains articles, events and resources you may need!
Every month, the magazine “Cover girl” gets her own party, and it’s a time for KC women (and yes, some men join too) to come together and celebrate the amazing things that have been accomplished. “Even past ‘cover girls’ come out to the event, it’s great to see them all together” -Sechter.
The “Connections Club” is another great way to network with other women in Kansas City, and membership includes getting access to exclusive membership only events, having a place to exchange ideas and information and getting to know other women in the business community.
“No ordinary business magazine, flourish! is optimistic, inspirational, energetic and actually fun to read. In every issue, distributed bi-monthly, you’ll find practical tips and advice from women just like you living right here in your community.”
Take the time to check out the site, you are going to find inspiration, and a community of women wanting to hear from other KC women. It’s an exciting time to be a woman in the Kansas City area working and creating our own lifestyle, and thanks to flourish! we have a resource that helps us connect, talk and share.