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What They're Saying

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“The energy! The enthusiasm! The collaborative spirit! It was all about making new friends and learning from their experiences.”

Eddie Ross

Co-Founder and Chief Creator of Maximalist Studios (Formerly Editor with Better Homes & Gardens)

“The Southern C Summit was exactly what I needed during a freezing winter in New York, the opportunity to spend three restorative days in Sea Island listening to dynamic speakers, meeting incredible business owners and growing my network. If only every conference could be this much fun!”

Lydia Fenet

Managing Director, Global Director of Strategic Partnerships of Christie’s

Stelle Marcoux

“The Southern C Summit is the most stylish networking event there is. I met so many talented and inspiring businesswomen, and discovered unique makers and beautiful products that would otherwise be unknown to me. I learned so much from the panelists and attendees – from how to more effectively use social media to how to maintain a work-life balance. The event also provided an opportunity for me to connect with entrepreneurs on a personal level, and to foster what I hope to be life-long friendships.”

Steele Marcoux

Editor-in-Chief of Veranda (Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Coastal Living)

Caroline Bramlett

“The Southern C has been like family to me over the past 5 years of attending the amazing Summits at Sea Island. This community of entrepreneurs and creatives has been the biggest blessing to me and my career over the past 5 years… and there are no words to express how much it means to me! I have met lifetime friends and amazing business partners through this community that have all changed my life for the better.”

Caroline Bramlett

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Betsy Cribb

“Remember your first pep rally? That’s what the Summit feels like except you swap the high school football players for 300+ powerhouse creatives and entrepreneurs, and that sweaty gym for dreamy Sea Island. It’s three fun, jam-packed days of women cheering each other on and building each other up. In this digital age, when so much of our time is spent behind screens, the face-to-face connections, encouraging conversations, and creative collaborations that the Summit facilitates are invaluable.”

Betsy Crib

Features Editor Of Southern Living

“At the Summit, I was not only able to share what I’m looking for from an editor and media perspective, but I was also able to connect with several entrepreneurs who spark content ideas for me as well.”

Krissy Tigilias

Executive Editor Of Southern Living

Mollie Burch

“The connections I made in just a few days are so valuable and I can’t wait to continue to connect and collaborate with the incredible women I met there. You two have truly created a beautiful thing.”

Molly Burch

Creative Director, CROSBY By Mollie Burch

Sandra Chung

“Y’all, I’m so impressed with TSC’s zoom game! Seriously, the way they’ve done the split screens and slide ins have been incredible! I decided to attend with an open mind and open heart and see where it led me and I’m so glad I did! It’s been wonderful to connect with so many talented women and I feel like the connections I made at the Summit will be the best starting point in this new chapter of my life.”

Sandra Chung

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Anna Garcia

“Thank y’all for putting on yet another fabulous Summit with the virtual option. It was even better than anticipated – we all connected through Zoom chats, emails and the private Facebook group. It is a great option if you cannot attend in person. Cheers to another successful year of connecting and collaborating!”

Anna Garcia

Mary Varner Real Estate, Marketing Manager

Mary Frances Maker

“This was incredible!! Thank you for really making us feel like we are there even if we are all at home on our sofas participating virtually!”

Mary Frances Maker

Mary Frances Maker

“This is the most impactful Summit I have attended! THIS IS WHY WE ARE HERE! Well done, Whitney and Cheri … I am so proud of our Summit “family”!

Ashley Stamoulis

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J Lowery Co-Founders

“As first year Summit attendees and a young startup, we were unsure how we would be able to connect with such a wide range of accomplished female entrepreneurs and how we would have the time! We were completely blown away with the perfectly tailored and uplifting community Whitney, Cheri and team had built. The experience was invaluable to our team and we cannot wait to attend next year to continue connecting, collaborating and creating!”

Jamey Gresham and Margaret Boyce

J Lowery Co-Founders

Lee Bogle

“It has blown any expectation out of the water and the best decision I have made. I went from being terrified to have lost my job to feeling like I could actually run a successful business – not just a “this is what I’ll do in the “in between” time. The Southern C gave me that 💕💕💕”

Lee Bogle

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Courtney Salton

“TSC makes me better in every way! I love learning in an encouraging way from experienced entrepreneurs. It is so grounding, but motivating at the same time! Thanks for all y’all do!”

Courtney Salton

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