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“The Great Liberation” event in Charlotte, North Carolina

She Flew The Coop is a non-profit organization specializing in personal and professional development through guided personal reflection within a community.

CHARLOTTE, NC — It’s no secret that this pandemic has left many people thinking about it or deciding to give up what they thought they wanted in a job to take a different path.

On Saturday, an event targeting women looking to take a leap of faith in entrepreneurship hopes to inspire women to break free from limitations and truly ask Where’s the money?

“For women, often the things that hold people back, we call them co-ops, what the co-op stands for, she piloted the co-op,” said She Flew The Coop founder Sarah Colón-Harris.

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She Flew The Coop started in 2016.

The organization enables women to discuss empowerment and personal and professional development.

“And we do this through guided self-reflection in a community of supportive women,” said Colón-Harris.

Sarah hung up her journalist microphone after ten years to start a video production company.

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“It was a huge leap of faith at the time because I was a single mom,” Colón-Harris said.

Now, thanks to “She Flew The Coop,” she’s providing a safe space for women to talk about topics they didn’t think of before the pandemic.

“Is this the right job for me, is this the right relationship, what do I really want to do, do I want to live in this town,” Colón-Harris said.

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Her organization has partnered with the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte and other local businesswomen to host an event on Saturday to help guide those considering making the transition to entrepreneurship.

“I was reading that in the state of North Carolina, entrepreneurship has jumped 80% since before the pandemic, the number of applications, so people are really thinking ‘okay, maybe it’s time to start a side business, maybe it’s time to start a business,” Colón-Harris said.

The takeaway is that women come away feeling inspired by new tools and resources to take action.

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“We all have certain challenges that we face and I think when we get into spaces where we can talk about it and be transparent and honest and authentic, we can feel connected and make those changes in our lives,” Colón said. -Harris.

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