Knoxville non-profit focuses on connecting, uplifting and inspiring women in business

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville non-profit is inspiring women not only at home but also all over the U.S. It’s specifically targeted to those in business.

Let Her Speak was created with the intention to inspire, uplift and connect women of all ages and backgrounds. Officials said that it connects with more and more people every year.

“There was a gap in the types of ways women were able to connect with each other to help each other not feel so isolated,” she said.

Women she met at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center inspired her. She said that she saw there was a need for people to have a place where they could have difficult and meaningful conversations.

From there, Let Her Speak was born.

“We’re a hub inside an innovation, and new ideas can spread, but we can all go into our other niches,” she said.

The non-profit brings together women of all backgrounds and ages each year, usually by hosting summits. But with COVID-19 the 2020 summit looked different. It was virtual, but still empowered women just as much as before.

“One of the biggest feelings I wanted them to walk away with was that they’re not alone,” she said.

Porth said the non-profit has reached more than 320 women and it will soon expand nationwide. She said that as the nonprofit grows, she wants to make sure it continues to positively impact people’s lives.

From 20 and in college to 60 and reinventing, she said everyone has a story to share that could inspire and teach others.

“There are still opportunities for us to bring purpose into what we do on a day to day basis,” she said. “We just have to be intentional that every step we take is towards doing something.”

Here are some ways people can connect with Let Her Speak:

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