Disclaimer: I attended the event for free
I’m so excited to announce that a new kind of networking event landed in Toronto last week. I sat down with the event creator, Celine Tarrant to get all the juicy deets on why she created Smart Girls Sweat: Sweatworking! Which was an absolute blast!
Robyn: Why did you create the event?
Celine: After graduating from university last year, I realized I needed to make some major lifestyle changes. I started running, adopted a healthy diet, and over a year I lost 60 pounds. I have trained for and completed 3 half marathons! During this time, I was also transitioning into a busy, new, full time career. I’ve always been active in terms of networking and professional development, and I love attending events, meeting new people, taking courses, and learning new skills. Between work, training, and an active social life, I found myself with less and less time to devote to my own development and networking. Typical corporate networking events seemed at odds with the person I had become – often revolving around junk food and alcohol. I wanted to create something unique, where women could get excellent networking and development opportunities, while doing something good for their health at the same time.