PAUSE. with Let's Vibe. We create moments for people to feel more connected, included, and equal around the world.
We first began our Let's Vibe journey in 2015 with a mission to connect and develop 40 womxn as a collective in Chicago. Since then, we've grown into a community-based ecosystem of hundreds of womxn around the world. We've gained dozens of incredible partners and have worked with entrepreneurs and organizations to enable their visions for products, services, and brands to become realities.
Along our journey, we noticed an essential need among our Vibe womxn - the need to pause. This world is fast-paced, and we all need moments of restoration, clarity, and grounding from time to time. With dozens of moments (whether workshops, events, or coffees) facilitated, we realized the value we actually bring to the lives of our Vibe women - a moment to PAUSE. From Vibe womxn sharing ideas of a new business with another person or reflecting on what's blocking them from experiencing a fulfilled life, the moments we've facilitated and shared continue to make a meaningful impression (and, at times, change lives!).
So, here we are. At it again, unapologetically creating space and necessary moments for womxn.
PAUSE. with Let's Vibe
FOUNDERS OF LET’S VIBE x PAUSE.
Diamond and Karen first met as caddies during high school in the Daniel Murphy Scholarship's Caddie Program. From the green to their 20s, these two Chicago South Siders are creating a more equitable world, one womxn at a time.
Founders, Diamond Greer (left) & Karen Spears (right)
I am a human experience (hx) designer. I help leaders to develop holistically and organizations to design inclusive services and experiences for the people who matter most to their vision. I have spent many years in the alternative investment industry focused on human capital management and development. I love facilitating sessions, designing products and programming, and developing people. I am currently pursuing my masters in Product Design and Development Management at Northwestern’s Segal Institute of Design.
I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Learning & Organizational Change and African American Studies, as an Evans Scholar and Chicago Scholar. I am fellow of StartingBloc (DC ’15), New Leaders Council Chicago (’16), Chicago Global Shapers (’16), and TEDx (’17).
A NOTE FROM CARLY G. ON HER EXPERIENCE
“Could not have found a better kick-start than the New Year New Vibe event hosted by Let’s Vibe at evolveher. I walked in and had to identify my vibe: 'Clear.' So true. When it came time to 'Ideate,' I dreamed big and decided I wanted to show and sell a painting this year. A nod to my younger self, who I have ignored for such a long time.
I was afraid to take up art again, at all. But FEAR is an obstacle I am choosing to set aside forever. I said to myself, 'just do it.' And when I talked to my community - the Vibe tribe as I like to call them - I got such wonderful support. 'Just be an artist.' Make what I am afraid of - 'my inspiration.' Be myself; 'it only takes one person. . . . The right person will come.'
Guess what? Those voices were right. I am an artist, my fear was my inspiration and the right person came along .... ME. The very next day, I painted the first painting I have painted in probably 10 years. It felt good and it fell right out of me.
Over the course of the next two weeks, I painted two more paintings. And I am entering them into an art show. To be SHOWN. Maybe one will be accepted. Maybe I’ll sell one. It doesn’t matter though, because I painted. And I will continue to do so.
So thank you, and thank you to the Let’s Vibe collective.
Here’s to painting #1 - Muse-Burnt Out. ”
I am the owner of Kareracter, a creative studio building brands with personality, which was born in my college dorm room in 2015. I am a self-taught graphic designer specializing in the art of hand-lettering. Upon graduation in May of 2017, I took the plunge into full-time entrepreneurship. I've worked with over 50 individual clients and a dozen established organizations.
I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a minor in Business. I've had the privilege of working for Google, Leo Burnett, James R. Jordan Foundation, and Chicago Scholars. I am the former peer advisor for the Obama Foundation, Starting Bloc alum, and 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival scholar.