We had the good fortune of connecting with Nichole Walz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nichole, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Brickell Women was born out of a longing for friendships and connections in our community.
At the point before launching, I had lived in Brickell, Miami for three years and had very few friends and I was truly longing for connection. It is SO difficult to meet like-minded women…I mean you’re not just going to walk up to another female after a cycle class or at the happy hour and say “want to be my friend?”
So, after participating in another “for-profit” women’s group, I decided to create my own where women can meet other like-minded women, without paying for a membership, etc.
It’s truly hard to believe that, in just 5 short months, we’ve grown to over 1,100 members in our Facebook group and we have 3 or more events every week (I truly have to pinch myself!). I never could’ve imagined connecting with the most INCREDIBLE women in our community, who were all looking for the same thing! I’m SO grateful for each and every member and the relationships we’re forming.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m also so grateful for what’s in store for the Brickell Women group in the future. Not only are we supporting local, small businesses in our community, but we’re also raising funds for local charities. Our first fundraiser is Tuesday, November 2nd for the Chapman Partnership (which empowers the homeless of Miami), which will be held at Oasis Wynwood from 6:00-10:00pm.
Building Brickell Women was certainly not easy, but I’m fueled every day by the connections I’ve made. Speaking with other women who have found friendships and connections because of the group makes all those hours on the computer/phone worth every second.
I’d love our community of women in Miami to know that they aren’t alone and that we’re here for them! Whether they’re looking to pick up a yoga class, mix and mingle at a happy hour, or have some coffee and chat, we have SO many events for whatever they’re looking for!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We are Bricekllistas, so you know we have to represent our local community!
I’d start our day with brunch at Crema Groumet then take a stroll around Brickell Key. We’d hit up SLS for a pool day, dinner at Paperfish and then get all dressed up and go out to Riverside then Marion!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I have to thank my amazing and selfless husband. We run a full time chiropractic practice together and he has been nothing but supportive (and works a lot behind the scenes group) and supports the hours I devote to it each day. Brickell Women would never exist or be as amazing as it is without Josh Huddleston, this I can assure you.