Ladies Night Out: Worcester’s Networking Event for Creative Entrepreneurial Women Returns

by | Nov 11, 2019 | Entertainment, Arts, Events

WORCESTER — On Friday, November 15, the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester will again host hundreds of women from throughout Central Massachusetts as they gather for an evening of music, comedy, art, and entrepreneurship.
That’s right. Ladies Night Out Worcester is back for it’s third year of connecting and empowering women, and from the list of what’s planned looks bigger, better, and more creative than ever! had the opportunity to speak with Allison Hale, founder of Ladies Night Out Worcester.
Taking a moment to look back and reflect on past years, Hale shared how the event has grown, what she’s come away with, and what she’s looking forward to this November. 
How has the event grown over the past three years?
Hale: “Three years ago I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I wanted to host an event that supported local women entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I knew other women did too. I reached out to women who were in different, creative businesses, who would compliment each other and be inspirational to the women who attended. I wanted everyone to have fun, but also to connect and learn about women owned businesses in the community that they may not have known about. That’s what happened, and it’s grown from there.”
What can this years guests of Ladies Night Out Worcester look forward to?
Hale: “There will be 60 women celebrating their businesses with our guests. Lite bites, beer and wine will again be for sale, and the scavenger hunt, which has some incredible prizes, are all back,  New this year is more entertainment. DJ Stardust will be playing the music, comedian Cindy Grey will take the stage for a set of laughs, and the Queens of Worcester will be performing throughout the evening. You can paint a free ceramic ornament with ArtReach, and of course there is the shopping! We have 60 incredible businesses to showcase. Come and see what these wom-entrepreneurs have to offer.”
Worcester has seen many events for women come and go. Why do you think Ladies Night Out Worcester has grown, stayed, and become an event that women really look forward to?
Hale: “I believe it’s the mission. Ladies Night Out Worcester isn’t just about taking women’s dollars, it’s about supporting women. Women business owners, women entrepreneurs, and women bosses. Whether it’s a mom building a business from her home, a woman expanding her dream into a brick-and-mortar space, or a female entrepreneur finding creative ways to build on an idea, Ladies Night Out Worcester provides a platform for you to share your passion with other women who want to engage. And it”s fun! A night out with friends, making new friends, learning about and trying new things, all while supporting each other. It’s the mission that has helped make it a success.” 
Ladies Night Out: Worcester's Networking Event for Creative Entrepreneurial Women Returns 1
Join for our November series, Creative Women Entrepreneurs In Worcester featuring the Grand Dames sponsors of this event.
Ladies Night Out Worcester is happening on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 6 PM to 10 PM at The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Please note that at this time, all Grand Dames, sponsor and vendor opportunities are sold out.
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Darcy Schwartz, "Miss Darcy" as she is known to her students, is the founder of ArtReach, a woman owned, artist-owned, working art studio founded on the premise that developmentally appropriate, creative activities can serve as launching points for artistic exploration and expression at any age.A printmaker, an illustrator, and a writer, Darcy holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York, where she completed a certificate program in art therapy. Darcy is a member of the NAEA (National Art Educators Association), and SCBI (The Society of Children's Book Illustrators), as well as many other community and philanthropic organizations.For more information on Darcy, her studio, her work, her writing, please see the bio on her website,