Females of FROME

We’re smack bang in the middle of the month that celebrates women, so I thought it only fitting that today I would highlight some of the wonderful women I’m blessed to work with here at FROME. I know Joe and the fella’s feel equally as fortunate to have these incredibly hardworking and vivacious ladies bring that divine feminine edge that’s needed everywhere… but especially when creating a space for people to find connection and fall in love. I can’t wait for you to hear a snippet of their stories, and who/what inspires them most. Grab a glass of wine mi amours, and lets dive in..

First of the three, the queen of going above and beyond, our PR expert Chloe Detrick. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Joe say under his breath ( or at the top of his lungs ) “ God, Chloe is the best “. I just had the pleasure of meeting her in person at a recent event, and her presence is just as powerful and positive as she exudes over the many calls I’ve overheard in the background. The 31 year old native of Cumberland, Maryland now resides in West Hollywood after switching coasts in 2019 to pursue her creative goals in the entertainment industry. Her move was motivated by a sudden tragedy, one that found her turning pain into art. “ I work in public relations by day and I’m a writer, standup comedian and actress by night. I moved out to California to pursue my goals in the entertainment industry and just wrapped up a short film entitled “Sorry I’m Sad,” which was based on my relationship with my best friend, Trey, who passed away unexpectedly in 2017 when he was only 29. His passing made me realize how short life truly can be and pushed me to move to Los Angeles in 2019 to pursue my dreams. I haven’t looked back since! “

H : What is your favourite quote by a woman that’s for women ?

C : “How can I be so cruel to myself when I’m doing the best I can? Be gentle.” ― Rupi Kaur

H : What woman in your life inspires you most ?

C : My best friend, Naseem Amini, inspires me every day. Not only is she a badass publicist at The New York Times, she makes time for me on a daily basis and is always a phone call or text away – ready to listen to my latest schemes or woes of the day.

H : What woman in history inspires you most ?

C : Betty White

H : What is your ultimate act of self love/care ?

C : Cozying up with my cat, Sir Lucy, and turning on a trashy reality show like Love Island

H : What is the biggest piece of advice you’d give your future daughter ?

C : Be true to yourself and your passions early – and act on them accordingly.

H : Tell us your favourite “ woman supporting woman “ story :

C : Body positivity TikToks are my favorite – you really see how the community comes together through supportive comments. Also love when the TikTok girlies team up to take down toxic masculinity!

H : Shout out some of your favourite ladies and why :

C : Naseem Amini, Jenna Simmons and Cassidy Davis. They are some of my besties!

Next we have the newest member of the FROME team, Olivia Bradshaw. A 25 year old Austin, Texas native who through emails alone seems like one of the more bright, enthusiastic and overall lovely people I’ve ever encountered. But is also someone Joe values greatly even as the newest addition, will no doubt be a driving force in helping FROME achieve the greatness he envisions and is someone we all are very excited to work with/get to know more. Her entire interview left me smiling, and when asked to give a couple of sentences that encompassed who she is and what she did, a beautiful answer followed : “Who am I ? This is such a difficult question to answer. I was just watching Eat, Pray, Love the other night and Julia Roberts was asked a similar question. When she answered she said she was a writer and her friends said “Now that’s what you do – not who you are”. So with that in mind I’ll answer in two parts : I AM – a creative woman in her mid-twenties. I love meeting new people and connecting with others. When I am not creating you can find me hosting dinner parties for friends, trying a new pilates studio or exploring Austin. WHAT I DO – I mainly work in creative marketing. I handle everything from creative direction all the way to marketing strategy. I have been working in this space for about six years now and am thankful every single day that I get to call this work!

H : What is your favourite quote by a woman that’s for women ?

O : It’s a toss up between ” Well behaved women seldom make history ” or ” And four years later you’re dancing around your kitchen with a pint of milk in your hand. The windows are open wide, the neighbors are still awake and they are watching you. They are watching you fall in love with being alive ” – I have this framed and in my kitchen. Something about this quote makes me so happy and excited for life.

H: What woman in your life inspires you most ?

O: My mom. We lost her almost five years ago to early onset Alzhiemer’s. She was 55 when she passed. Losing her and having to navigate life without her has been really difficult but it’s also been such a big part of who I am. Everyday I wake up and am living for her.

H: What woman in history inspires you most ?

O: This may be an unconventional answer but Princess Diana. She had every reason to stay in a toxic relationship but she got out of there !

H : What is your ultimate act of self love/care ?

O: I love treating myself to weekly pilates classes and a monthly massage!

H : What is the biggest piece of advice you’d give your future daughter ?

O: “Love everybody – always.” And, “Invest in your shoes and your bed because you’re always in one of them (my mom told me this and it rings true)”

H : Tell us your favourite “ woman supporting woman “ story :

O : I don’t have a specific story in mind but something I really love (again unconventional) drunk girls in a bathroom. They will support you no matter what you tell them, give you the best dating advice, become your five minute best friend and give you a piece of gum.

H : Shout out some of your favourite ladies and why :

O : To my sister and my best friend Madison. I was recently living in a city that wasn’t the healthiest for me mentally but they were always there for me and supported me – especially moving out of Houston!

Last, but certainly not least as I believe she was the first female to be hired by Joe, we have the amazing Katherine. When we talk of a woman who wears many hats, she may just be the definition. An integral part of FROME since the inception, she has a knack for making a business meeting feel more like a productive chat with a good friend and brings endless skills to table with a perpetually positive yet no bullshit attitude attached. The active, passionate and hard working native of New York has spent the last 15 years working in the digital marketing space spanning various industries including health and wellness, wine, pharma, food and dating. A well rounded woman by all accounts, when asked for a few sentences on who she was, her answer ( and entire interview ) left me both inspired and motivated. “I am always seeking new adventures and opportunities to learn and expand my network of skills and experiences – be it through travel, work, meeting new people or testing a new physical or creative activity. I am very close with my family and am proud of the close friends I have maintained over the years and the news ones I continue to make. When I’m not working I’m skiing, running, traveling, cooking, or learning how to “relax.” 😉 “

H : What is your favourite quote by a woman that’s for women ?

K : I don’t know if I have a favorite but let’s say this for now: “Find out who you are and do it on purpose. ” by Dolly Parton.

H : What woman in your life inspires you most ?

K : My mother.

H : What woman in history inspires you most ?

K : Marie Curie – her breakthroughs provided so much for the world of science and medicine.

H : What is your ultimate act of self love/care ?

K : By taking care of my physical body – running, eating well, rest – and my mental health – journaling, good relationships , positive thoughts, new experiences – I believe I am nurturing my entire being. On a superficial level a good massage or facial doesn’t hurt either 🙂

H : What is the biggest piece of advice you’d give your future daughter ?

K : It’s important to be kind to others but do not confuse that with caring what other people think of you. Do you. Always. Don’t act out of fear. You are capable of everything.

H : Tell us your favourite “ woman supporting woman “ story :

K : To be honest I can think of many, what’s coming to mind however is a personal situation where I felt the support of women in my life. I went through a medical procedure recently where I felt extreme support from female friends of mine who had experienced the same thing. They showed up, volunteered their time and support and it made a true impact on my experience.

Often we can feel isolated in situations but I am trying to become more comfortable with being vulnerable and sharing what is going on in my life with certain people – not only as a way to not have to hold it all in, but to open up and welcome the love and support of those around me. You also never know who you are helping or inspiring when you share your story.

H : Shout out some of your favourite ladies and why :

K : My mother – 5 kids, a college education, retiring at 70. Active and fit, an unpretentious, bold woman – I admire her so much. My sister – much like my mother but I admire her self confidence and her “I don’t give a shit what anyone thinks about me attitude.” She is true to herself and I honestly think that’s one of the best gifts of life. My friend Alex: she has been one of my best friends since orientation in college and to this day I am so grateful for our relationship. I genuinely laugh and feel safe around Alex – she is one of the strongest women I know. She has gone through a lot and I value this friendship and how we’ve grown and supported each other over the years.

I have many more women in my life who I admire and am grateful for – I’m sending them positive vibes and thanks as we speak 😉 Happy women’s month !

Safe to say this blog left me with a new appreciation for the woman I both see and hear of working so hard at FROME. My soon to be husband pours his heart and soul into this endeavour, and he expects a lot from the people around him. These women are a few valued pieces of the puzzle that make it all work, and rise to that challenge every day. All while pursing other facets of their career’s, healing from heartache and hardships, turning pain into passion filled projects and filling their cup just as much as they do the people around them. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it, and use it as further encouragement to not only get to know the women you work with, but celebrate them. Until next time x

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