On Failure: Rising from the Ashes by Jael Rattigan, Co-Founder of French Broad Chocolates
As a self-guided, self-taught chocolatier, Jael Rattigan dropped out of business school to pursue her passion for making chocolate. Together with partner and fellow chocolatier, Dan Rattigan, she moved to Costa Rica, where she studied the botany of cacao at the source. After buying an abandoned cacao farm and playing with chocolate recipes, she and Dan opened up Bread and Chocolate, a café and dessert shop along the Caribbean Coast. In 2006, the duo moved to Asheville, North Carolina and founded French Broad Chocolates, and later, French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Through the continued success and expansion of this mom and pop business, Jael offers customers inspirational, hand crafted artisan chocolates that incorporate the vibrant culture of North Carolina food producers.
Jael will be sharing her lessons and insight around building a highly successful company, even after huge setbacks. Full description coming soon….
What is RISE?
RISE Asheville is the new Monthly Event hosted by FemCity Asheville, focused entirely on Women’s Leadership Development. Held in the Century Room at Pack’s Tavern, RISE will host a different speaker each month to present a dynamic and inspiring TED talk style presentation on a Leadership Principle they personally value. Speakers will be local women who possess notable experience leading others whether in business, philanthropy, or community.
The event will also contain activities around speed networking and small group brainstorming, to ensure the morning is overflowing with empowerment and directed action. Space is extremely limited to ensure significant value is obtained by those who attend.
Light Breakfast items and Coffee will be served. Tickets are limited to the first 50 women.
$20 for FemCity Business Members, and $35 for Community Members.
(Find information on membership at www.femcity.com/membership)