“Do you think that you came to this earth just to pay the bills?”

The room in WeWork Park South was packed with women paying close attention to career coach Tama Kieves. Life isn’t about the bills, Tama explained. You’re here to share your genius.

Our “Ignite Your Dream Career” event, in partnership with Elevate Gen Y, brought a diverse group of women (and a few men!) together for an evening of kick-ass speakers, Veev drinks, Sweet Loren’s cookies and networking Tuesday night.

Check out our recaps and favorite take-aways from the talk:

Loren Brill

Cookie entrepreneur Loren Brill turned one of the most difficult times in her life into her career turning point. As she underwent treatment for an illness, she was able to discover her passion for food and nutrition. Today, her namesake cookie dough is making its way across the country.

Tama Kieves

Best-selling author Tama Kieves left behind a successful law career that wasn’t making her happy to pursue her love of writing. Today, Tama helps others through career transition so they can pursue their true callings, too.  (Read more insights from Tama here!)

Miki Agrawal

Serial entrepreneur Miki Agrawal went from discovering problems (like, there aren’t any healthy pizza options or feminine hygiene is holding back women in the third world) to creating solutions. Her book Do Cool Sh*t is all about how to make your ideas become reality.

Check out our past events here and sign up for our newsletter here to find out about upcoming events. See you at the next one, Greymates!


Amanda Sol Peralta

Amanda is Live in the Grey's Editorial Specialist. She is a pop culture fanatic, social media baby and feeler of emojis. Tweet at her @amndsl.