"This group is such an amazing resource for the event industry!  All of the women are so supportive of one another. If you have a question whether it be job related or "where should I go to get a manicure", this group is where I turn to.   

To say the Heels and Handshakes has helped to advance my career would be an understatement. I have booked several groups just from replying to the Facebook inquiries that are posted.  I know that if I have a need for something these women will know where to find it!  We are so lucky to have such a great group of women to network with! "
-Susan Zoesch, Tin Roof

Feeling Empowered

 "I am so grateful to Shannen Stewart and Eliza Straney for creating this amazing group of powerful and talented women! I found my current position as Sales Manager for etch and etc. restaurant through this group and I am thrilled to work for such an amazing company.   Every time I attend a networking event with Heels and Handshakes I walk away feeling very empowered as well as honored to share the same space as these incredible women.  Thank you for letting me be part of this group! "
-Whitney Eccher Sales Manager Etch, Etc. and Char  4 Top Hospitality 

Finding Community

 "Shannen’s group Heels and Handshakes has allowed me to network with other hard working professionals in the event & hospitality industry. Through the community Shannen has started with Heels and Handshakes I have had the opportunity to add a few work related opportunities to my resume. Shannen is a strong leader for our group with a heart of gold. I would recommend Shannen to be a part of any project you can collaborate with her on! "- Mallory Liebman of www.StylistMallory.com 


 "Heels & Handshakes is an invaluable networking organization for women in the event industry!  When our agency was in the market for a new office operations manager, we posted though various platforms before Heels & Handshakes without much success. Once we notified the H&H Facebook group of our #JobAlert we almost immediately had 10-12 resumes from women in the event industry in our inbox!. We made a fantastic hire from that group of resumes, and probably would not have known about her or her us, without this amazing platform.  Grateful to be part of such a wonderful group of women!!" -Rachel Kerr Entertainment Sales/Booking Agent  Prime Source Entertainment Group 


"Heels & Handshakes is the first place I go with event needs, questions, or referrals. It truly is amazing to see the power of a vetted network at work at this caliber. Last month, I posted a job listing for my company on H&H. I received 42 applications and all candidates had great experience. We have now hired three people from the H&H community. This is the only group I will go to for my hospitality and event industry hiring needs."
-Channing Moreland Founder of Evamore.