Coffee & Mimosas Fort Worth
Coffee and Mimosas brings together a diverse group of women for coffee, mimosas (if it's been that kind of week!), relaxed conversation and an opportunity to get more involved and connected in the local business community. Coffee and Mimosas visits different cities around the state and welcomes all to join us no matter your zip code.
This event is always FREE and open to current and aspiring business owners as well as business professionals looking for meaningful networking and an opportunity to get involved in the advancement of women entrepreneurs.
THANK YOU TO OUR VENUE HOST CREATE FW!
Lily KT Smith
Lily has a passion for building businesses and entrepreneurship, starting at a young age with picking up all the household chores she possibly could, making and selling jewelry in middle school, renovating her highschool newspaper and becoming the go-to travel and social planner during her college years. Studying Economics and Art History at Colby College, she fused her right and left brains, a skill that's remained with her through to today, toggling between content creation and finance and operations. She found her love for entrepreneurship again via Dallasites101, when she and her friend Kara began sharing ways for people to find a sense of belonging in Dallas, via information on events, businesses, restaurants and general life information. Over the course of eight years, they built it from a side hustle to a Texas lifestyle media company with a team of more than two dozen across three divisions: communities, experiential and agency.
Takiyah is a photographer and the Founder and Executive Director of Brown Girls Do Ballet, a philanthropic organization that works to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in ballet programs by providing resources and scholarships to assist young girls in their ballet development and training. TaKiyah's work has been featured in/on CBS Mornings, The Washington Post, HuffPo, Pointe Magazine, and more. She is a former Dallas ISD Gifted-Education teacher (16 years) and is the Owner/Photographer of Some Sweet Photography. She is the author of The Color of Dance, released in September 2023. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her family.
Thara serves as Chief Relationship Officer for Awarity. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Purdue University and has worked for large companies like Walgreens, Career Education Corporation and PepsiCo in Management, Training and Development and Recruiting. With her husband, Aditya, they co-founded Awarity on a mission is to democratize advertising. They believe that world-class marketing should be affordable to everyone. They make it easy for businesses of all sizes to build awareness for significantly less than traditional advertising. Awarity recently made the Inc5000 list and is disrupting the way traditional awareness is built. Thara’s passions lie in philanthropy, spending time with her family, volunteering, and traveling.
Katherine is the owner and CFO of Cherry Coffee Company, which includes Cherry Coffee Shop and Novel Coffee Roasters. A Fort Worth native, she’s a champion for small businesses and consistently fosters genuine relationships in her community. Armed with a finance background, Katherine balances entrepreneurship and altruism in the hospitality industry and has over 14 years of experience. When she’s not creating masterful spreadsheets, you can find her supporting her favorite, local shops.