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how we got here

Well, our friendship actually started back in Revere Public Schools, first grade 1992 and bonding over the years due to our shared admiration for softball & cheering, talent shows at our parents' swimming pools, the Titanic movie, and of course...NSYNC*.

 

Who would have thought that 30+ years later, our friendship would evolve into a business partnership that has tested us beyond belief, made us die laughing, and has brought us sooo much fulfillment and satisfaction.

 

Back in 2020, we came up with a business idea to give massive exposure to women in Business from our community - hustlers, dreamers, survivors, risk-takers, badasses like us...

Through one-of-a-kind, FUN, high-vibe markets, we empower our vendors to be seen and known in a big way - and give 100% to ensure that our women are completely informed and supported from time of acceptance to the end of the actual event.

 

 Our unmatched commitment and hard work has proven to give our vendors and attendees an experience that leave them walking away saying "just wow".

Lauren Maloney,
Co-Founder + Creat
ive Director

Lauren Maloney is the Co-founder & Creative Director of BIZZY Women Social.  She is the force behind all of BIZZY's creative projects and marketing initiative, taking BIZZY's ideas & bringing them to life!  From graphic design & social media to curation of event details, decor & execution - Lauren has her hands on it.

She is passionate about small business support and helping the local female business community grow organically and authentically.  Knowing that there are struggles to overcome as an entrepreneur, she empathizes with other women who are taking that risk to make their mark and achieve success!

 

For over six years, Lauren owned Vamped Boutique - a former popular online + brick-&-mortar women’s fashion boutique North of Boston, helping millennial women to radiate their unique style.  This venture took place while she was in her 20's, and she gained a valuable experience while wearing all of the hats as a young female business owner.

Aside from her work at BIZZY, she owns and operates Savoring Graze which creates customized charcuterie boards for special events and gifts.

In her free time, she enjoys visiting the latest restaurants in and around Boston, learning and burning in the boxing gym, expanding her knowledge, quality time with friends, family and last but certainly not least, her dogs Riley & Romeo.

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Amanda Portillo, CEO

Amanda Portillo is a Certified Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Start-up Coach and CEO of BIZZY Women Social.

Her greatest passion is helping others to build fulfilling careers and profitable businesses that allow them to live authentic and happy lives.

Amanda left her corporate career in human resources in early 2019 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams.

Her work, dedication, and leadership within BIZZY Women Social has allowed her to help many women across Greater Boston start/improve their businesses, increase their confidence, gain exposure, themselves, and form many new connections.

Outside of running her businesses, she enjoys spending time with her family, being the proud mom of Layla and Angelo, doing yoga, and traveling!

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