As Told By Us Entrepreneur Conference
Photography by  Jenny Mundy  || Wearing  Lesley Jane

Photography by Jenny Mundy || Wearing Lesley Jane


Have you ever wondered how to grow your following or connect with your tribe in an authentic way? Maybe you’re an entrepreneur that has a hard time with work/life balance. Or maybe you’re balancing your side hustle and want to make connections with other fempreneurs who are crushing it in their industry. I hear you because I’m walking this journey with you, rockstar!

On Saturday, February 23rd, I’m hosting a conference designed to bring girl bosses together to celebrate their stories, to learn how to better market their business, and to inspire one another in a space that values collaboration over competition.

The Backstory:

In early 2018, I was approached by a Trendy in Indy follower, Julie Johnston, a local Indy businesswoman who owns and operates VisionLoft Events. She had just been to a conference that left her feeling inspired and anxious to bring something like this to fruition in Indy. After having followed me for a while, Julie reached out for a lunch meeting to propose this idea. After a two-hour brunch at The Garden Table on Mass Ave, we both felt excited about teaming up to create a conference for the boss babes of Indianapolis. Julie said, “I have the space, now you create the vision.”

My vision for this conference came to me after many months of hustling, trying to keep my head above water while I figured out the direction I wanted to take my business. I neglected myself and the people around me while I tried to compete with everyone else in the influencer marketing industry. “What if I could teach people to how to engage with their audience in a meaningful way, stop worrying about the competition, and really take their business to the next level? What if I could bring together a room full of passionate entrepreneurs and remind them that self care needs to be on their priority list?”

As Told By Us is a conference for the dreamers, doers, and fempreneurs who are writing their own stories and chasing their biggest goals in life as the modern businesswoman.

This one-day conference will walk girl bosses through how to discover their brand stories, the best practices for social media in their business, and how to better foster a balance between work and life through keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions.

If you’re reading this, I want to personally invite you to attend As Told By Us. This is going to be an incredible day to invest in your business and in yourself. I’m so excited to team up with the best entrepreneurs and experts to help you take your business to the next level on February 23rd. Read more below for a tentative schedule and a few speakers (more coming soon).

Conference Details:

Saturday, February 23rd 10am-6pm

VisionLoft Events

235 N Delaware St

Indianapolis, IN 46204

VIP & General Admission Available

The Speaker Line-Up:

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Erinn Bridgman

Erinn is an expert girlboss business coach, podcaster & networking genius. Her dream & mission behind Bridging Herstory is to empower female entrepreneurs to create the beauty they are intended to bring the world through up-leveling their personal and business growth. After accumulating 1,000’s of hours in sales experience, finishing in the top 10 amongst 100’s nationwide with direct sales, scaling her own creative empire to a 6-figure brand she is thrilled to empower others to rise to their potential. With her expertise, alongside her StrengthsFinder coaching certification she works intentionally with female entrepreneurs ready to uplevel their mindset and revenue through her business coaching program. She lives in a 1950’s home in Indianapolis, that she renovated by hand alongside her husband Brent, who is her biggest fan and best friend. You’ll find her with a smile on her face anytime she’s exploring new foods, bike riding or lake livin’. Cheers to making the world a more beautiful place. 


Clem Coleman

Clem is the founder and CEO of ClemSEO, an agency specializing in SEO for creatives. In the past couple of years, Clem has worked with prominent influencers in the creative industry and brought hundreds of thousands of organic pageviews to many brands.

She’s on a mission to connect with influencers throughout the nation in 2019 and share the importance to grow their brand organically.

In her spare time, Clem loves traveling and discovering new cultures with her husband and 4 children.


Ericka Kresge

An Indy beauty and fashion guru, meet Ericka Kresge. She’s grown up in the beauty industry, attending cosmology school and working in a retail environment for almost 11 years. Ericka is a mommy of four that believes in spreading goodness through her content that focuses on real experiences as a mom and entrepreneur.

For the last 11 years, she’s been a makeup artist and hair stylist focusing on building clientele and relationships within the industry. As that business started to grow, her followers were asking questions about what lip color she was wearing, how to contour, and what her skincare routine looks like.

Ericka has worked to build a genuine presence on Instagram as a beauty and fashion influencer. As a mom of four, her followers appreciate her beauty secrets, real life mom moments, and affordable fashion styling tips.

Instagram is her preferred platform of choice because, as a mom, it’s easily accessible and allows her to create timely content that is highly engaging. Ericka will be speaking on the Let’s Get Personal panel.


Kat Murray

Meet Kat Murray, owner of Sweet Olive & Company, a local women’s fashion retailer with store locations around the city and a significant online presence. She graduated from Center Grove High School where she met her husband and then went on to cosmetology school where she met her current business partner. When she met Erica, Kat had dreamed of opening her own salon, but had no idea where that road would lead. Just a few years later, Kat now manages inventory for multiple store locations and along with a slew of other responsibilities focusing on the fashion side of Sweet Olive and Co.

Aside from Kat’s career as a boutique owner, she is also a mom to her three-year-old daughter, Lynnleigh, and is expecting baby number two this March. Kat has learned the importance of balance as a career mom and will be sitting on the Let’s Get Personal panel.