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July 14, 2020 61 min

In this episode, we talk to Erin Joy (Founder Of Black Dress Circle)as we discuss her book "The Anatomy Of Accomplishment" , how she works with her clients, and the great finds she gets from thrift shopping. 

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A third-generation female entrepreneur, Erin Joy understands the rewards and challenges of starting a company and fueling its success. She has made it her life’s mission to provide business owners with the resources, services, and support they need to be successful in business and life.

After 15 years spent selling and consulting in the real estate industry, in 2011 Erin shifted her focus to business consulting and executive coaching services. In response to market need, she also introduced Black Dress Circles® . These monthly, peer-driven roundtables offer support, guidance, and insights specifically for women business owners. In addition to one-on-one consulting and roundtable facilitation, Erin also shares her significant knowledge and insights on a variety of business topics through other channels, including her ongoing series of podcastsvideos, and workshops. Furthermore, she has created several helpful free business resource documents that are available for immediate download. In 2019, she launched BDC University, the educational arm of her company.

Erin is a sought-after speaker and thought leader. She has spoken at the Midwest Women Business Owners’ Conference, the St. Louis Business Journal Women’s Conference, and the Missouri Athletic Club’s Women of Distinction Luncheon, and the American Business Women’s Alliance, National Women’s Leadership Conference. She has been featured in USA Today, St. Louis Business JournalEntrepreneur QuarterlySt. Louis Post DispatchSt. Louis MagazineThe Women’s JournalSophisticated Living, Great Day St. Louis, St. Louis FOX2, KTRS 550am, and Biz Women Rock Podcast, to name a fewFor three consecutive years, she produced the national award-winning Midwest Women Business Owners’ (MWBO) Conference and is currently the administrator of a thriving MWBO Group on Facebook. Her success in this arena caught the attention of national event producers and she was asked to serve on the advisory board for the inaugural Women Future Conference in New York City in 2019, where she will also be moderating a panel.

Erin’s business, Black Dress Circle (formerly known as Black Dress Partners), has been recognized several years in a row as a top consulting firm in the St. Louis area. Erin was designated one of the top 100 St. Louisans to know in 2016 and 2019. She was also honored with the international Enterprising Women of the Year Champion Award in 2019 and recognized as one of the Best Companies of 2019 in the Business Services Category by the Women World Awards®. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Missouri-Columbia and her Master of Arts in human resources management from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in business psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to further enhance her ability to offer actionable, insightful advice to help people and businesses thrive.

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Written by: Dominic Lawson 

Executive Producers: Dominic Lawson and Kenda Lawson

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