Oh hey #SquadBettie!

Elise here with another HUGE thank you for all the support and excitement surrounding this event.  You asked for more and we listened! Mod Bettie's mission has and always will be,

...to empower women by creating a safe and supportive environment for female self-expression.

And that's exactly what we're doing. Offering a safe space to share your failures and successes, your goals and your game plan. My journey to self acceptance and self love has been a long and messy one but it brought me here, to this place where I can use my tools show women they are confident, beautiful and brave.

We're back and we're bigger and better than ever! Do away with those self-defeating New Years Resolutions and discover 2018 Reasons to Love Yourself MORE! You are cordially invited back again to...


Join us for an evening of cake, cocktails and conversations about Body Positivity, Self-Worth and Girl Power. There will be a panel discussion, vendor tables, pop-up shops, photo booth, vision boarding, small bites and special giveaways.


Thursday, Jan 18th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tickets will sell out so snag them below NOW!

Shout out to Justin of 616 Media for this amazing video!

We have some amazing local leading ladies that will share their stories on how self-love can improve your overall health and well being!


Click on their photo and check out their websites.

is owner and operator of Citizen, a new TIki Bar and restaurant in the Cheshire Village Business District in the Creston neighborhood and she is a long term neighborhood activist, resident, and volunteer in Grand Rapids neighborhoods.

Amber Janielle is a former high school math teacher turned entrepreneur.  She has carried on her love for teaching by educating women on how to embrace and care for their natural hair. With over 50 thousand followers, Instagram has been her number one platform. She's most recently transitioned from a known Natural hair blogger to a stay at home mommy blogger.

is the Founder & CEO of HOAP, Inc. (Helping Our Adolescence Prosper) a grass root non-profit 501c3 organization that was birthed out of the overwhelming need to provide a safe, creative and supportive environment for young males and females and their personal development to overcome life’s negative challenges.

Shannon is the founder and principal of Tough Skin, Soft Heart, a movement designed to affirm, encourage, and inspire leaders as they navigate the emotional strain that accompanies a life committed to being a difference-maker. Tough Skin, Soft Heart has three brand platforms: inspirational writing, motivational speaking, and a portable affirmation product line. “As women, we are fire fighters, fire preventers, and fire starters. I am passionate about the emotional wellness of women in the ‘behind the veil’ spaces of our lives.

After years of helping people feel more beautiful through global brands like Decléor, Estée Lauder, and Lancôme, Femé Naigow opened Apsara to offer the full range of beauty and wellness treatments her clients were asking for in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

Owner and Photographer at Mod Bettie Portrait Boutique, an all female portrait studio on a mission to empower women by creating a safe and supportive environment for female self-expression.

Francie VH Gleason is a size 28 hairstylist, artist, and recent fat bride!

Brainiac. Creative genius. Purveyor of cool. Owner of I Got Face- Cosmetic Concierge and POSH Innovative Event Management. Professional picker for East Meets West Thrift Pop-Up Shop and LIPS.COMB.LUXE.Blogger.

is an artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and has lived in Grand Rapids for the last eight years. She currently works in development for WGVU Public Media. She exhibits her studio work regionally and nationally, and holds an MFA in painting from Kendall College of Art and Design.


This event wouldn't be possible without the support of some incredible sponsors who equally support and believe in our mission.


616 Media

IRIE Kitchen

Posh Innovative Event Management

Boxed Water

Mod Bettie Portrait Boutique

Sherlynn James Remax Grand Rapids | Rachael Beldkamp Team

Posh Petals

Amore Trattoria


We encourage you to arrive picture perfect in a wardrobe that makes you feel sexy and empowered. Tell a friend to tell a friend... to tell a friend... its ANOTHER gathering for the girl bosses and you all are invited! This is your year for a New YOU Resolution that will change how you see yourself forever!


Peek at images from our first installment of Let Them Eat Cake!

Media Mentions:

GR Now

616 Media

WOTV 4 Women


GR Magazine Online