A Vibrant Community for Women in Business

We’re one of a kind just like you. We believe magic comes from bringing people together to #connectcollaboratecreate. The Southern Coterie is a vibrant community of women in business - a resource for passionate female entrepreneurs in the South and beyond

We are a community of expert voices and familiar faces. Through thoughtfully tailored networking opportunities in the form of our monthly membership and empowering and energetic in person events like our annual #TSCSUMMIT and Fall events, we move you farther faster with a dose of fun.

We educate and empower



We thrive on bringing women in business with shared interests together to promote growth, connection, and merrymaking.  Our members and attendees are open minded and action oriented female entrepreneurs.  We roll up our sleeves and go to work as a community – brainstorming creative ideas, finding solutions, sharing results and above all creating rewarding relationships and an encouraging support system for all who join us.

Our events connect you with other seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors, and a roster of impressive experts. Always in an inspiring locale, our networking events give you the opportunity to collaborate effortlessly with other women in business.  Our programming is intentionally tailored to create camaraderie, community and kick-up-your heels fun meaning education is always balanced with networking, brand discovery, signature TSC social gatherings and time to recharge.

Women networking over coffee

Merry Making

Merry Making

For our membership, we tap our network of experts to lead weekly support zooms – educational presentations, desksides with industry experts, breakout groups with peer to peer mentoring and plenty of time for pop-up discussions. We’re purposefully creating an energetic community where you can share and learn week-to-week with familiar faces online and through our customized app.

Our community is a diverse group of women in business. Founders of emerging brands from fashion to food, wellness to beauty. Small business entrepreneurs like interior designers, artists, marketing professionals.  And, seasoned female entrepreneurs taking on new ventures and looking to mentor the next generation of makers and doers. 

Brian Hart Hoffman and Whitney Long enjoying a glass of champagne during a book launch

"I have met lifetime friends and business partners through this community. It has changed my life for the better."

The Southern C


Support Calls with Our Network of Experts

We’re tackling the issues facing our members most by going direct to our membership to find out the information they’re seeking and finding the professional voices to educate and support them. Join and you’ll have access to:

  • Educational sessions
  • Desksides with Experts
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Casual Peer to Peer mentoring

Custom Membership App

Preview screenshot of membership appOur custom app makes accessing all of the benefits of membership seamless. Members can jump in and #connectcollaboratecreate immediately.  Create a custom profile, share about your business, alert members to an event, look for collaborators for a giveaway, resource a vendor – the opportunities are endless and right at your fingertips!

Answers & Inspiration at Your Fingertips

Our Private Content Library houses all of our meaningful and motivational content. From the TSC Membership calls you may have missed to the TSC Summit you wanted to attend.  It’s full of helpful resources.

  • Membership Webinars
  • Past Summit Presentations

Easy Access to Your Community

Our directory helps you put a name with a face and find other business owners in your area or industry. Move farther faster by finding members looking for mentoring or those who like to mentor.  

New Faces in Your Local Places

Expand your network with local chapters that provide opportunities to gather in your own area with other women in business.
A TSC Chapter offers the opportunity for our active TSC Members to #connectcollaboratecreate directly in their community through “Member MeetUps” and a devoted channel in the app.

Instant Friends, Insta Inspiration

Our close friends instagram group is ready and waiting for quick questions, inspiration, access to discount codes & promos as well as job postings.

First Access & Exclusive Parties

You’ll get early access to ticket sales to our sought after #TSCSUMMIT, workshops and retreats and be the first to access mentor selections.   You’ll also be included in the #TSCSUMMIT Member Welcome Party, a small and fun-filled gathering the night before the #TSCSUMMIT kicks off.

Connect. Collaborate. Create.

  • Weekly Zoom Calls
  • Custom Membership App
  • Member Directory
  • Private Content Library
  • Local Chapters
  • Private Member Party at Summit


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Member Spotlights

Our community is a diverse group of women that are leaders in their industries.

  • Retail
  • Professional
  • Food
  • Interior Design


Windy O'Connor

Windy O’Connor Art & Home

Maggie Gavigan sitting in office

Maggie Gavigan

Mignonne Gavigan

Louise Breen

Pappy & Co.

Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy

Emily McCarthy Shoppe

Kristin Light

Kristin Light


Gina Saunders

Gina Saunders

Gaine's Jewelers

Susannah Matthews


Lindsay Thomas

Garland Bags


Libba Osbourne

Libba Osborne

Add Lib

Allison Skinner

Allison Skinner Design & Devlopment

Caroline turnipseed

Caroline Wright Turnipseed

CWT Consulting

Kelli Boyd

Kelli Boyd

Kelli Boyd Photography

Sirena White-Singleton

Sirena White-Singleton

Aneris Photography

Sandra Campos

Sandra Campos


Kelsey Ogletree


Ali Brown

Red Flyer Investments


Richard Reutter

Richard Reutter

Caroline's Cakes

MK Hennigan

MK Hennigan

In The Curious Kitchen

Julie McAllister

Julie McAllister's Cakes

Jenny Lucas

Navy Hill

Amy Mills

17th St Barbeque

Stephanie Crain

Sweet Luncheonette

Peter Dale

Condor Chocolate

Mary Clayton Jones

True’s Gourmet

Interior Design

Holly Phillips

Holly Phillips

The English Room

Colleen Waguespack

Colleen Waguespack Interiors

Lisa Ellis

Lisa Ellis Design

Mary Hawthorne

Mary Hawthorne Interiors

Elizabeth Carmichael

Elizabeth Carmichael

Elizabeth Carmichael Interiors

Laura Park

Laura Park

Laura Park Designs

Lynai Jones

Lynai Jones

Mitchell Black Home Decor

Andrea Seymour

Springdale Custom Builders

Meet The Founders

The Southern C Monogram Logo

We developed The Southern C out of a mutual love for the South and passion for the people and unique businesses that shape our region.  We’ve celebrated our successes both personally and professionally with careers in local and national publishing but like so many of our members crave to create more.

We’re currently balancing a range of entrepreneurial businesses in addition to TSC.  We guess you could say this amazing community and events are our “side hustle” that grew into the business of our dreams! A decade plus in, we’re excited to continue to cultivate a community online and in-person where women like you can connect and be inspired.  Come on in!

TSC Founders, Cheri Leavy and Whitney Long