Young Women's Circle

Young Dallasite forms club for women to connect, shop and sup

Young Dallasite forms club for women to connect, shop and sup

Circle Seven Five, Cassidy Woodard
Circle Seven Five creates a network of genuine connections on both a social and professional level. Photo courtesy of Circle Seven Five
Circle Seven Five, Cassidy Woodard
Founded by entrepreneur Cassidy Woodard, Circle Seven Five is filled with women in their 20s and 30s from all walks and stages of life. Photo courtesy of Circle Seven Five
Circle Seven Five, Cassidy Woodard
Circle Seven Five, Cassidy Woodard

Although Cassidy Woodard is from Dallas, she knows what it's like to struggle to find a place in the Big D. After graduating from Barnard in New York City, she returned to her hometown in search of a way to connect with a city that seemed brand new.

She wanted some kind of involvement, and that's when her entrepreneurial idea for Circle Seven Five was born.

"I was looking for a way to connect socially, professionally and philanthropically," Woodard says. "I knew I would have a hard time balancing my work life while being active in numerous organizations and clubs. Each of those areas are important to young professionals, so why not create a business and a brand that encapsulates each aspect of a well-rounded lifestyle?"

 "There is a need in Dallas culture to be a part of a genuine community that does not have expensive dues, lengthy initiation processes, or mandatory time commitments," founder Cassidy Woodard says.

Circle Seven Five is a compilation of social and business networking with the goal to help women make genuine connections.

The "circle" part of the name comes from the idea of cultivating a group of friends; seven and five are the first two numbers of the Dallas-area zip code.

Membership dues are $15 per month. They include invites to all Circle Seven Five events, a newsletter and "party favors," which are promotional freebies contributed by local businesses.

There is no mandatory time commitment or volunteer component. Upcoming events include parties at Hotel ZaZa, Stanley Korshak, Neiman Marcus, and Gemma Collection.
 
Woodard, 23, intends to make this a full-time concern, and hopes that the perks will make membership worthwhile. An upcoming event at Gemma, for example, gives attendees 25 percent off any accessories purchased.
 
"There is a need in Dallas culture to be a part of a genuine community that does not have expensive dues, lengthy initiation processes, or mandatory time commitments," she says.
 
Circle Seven Five host its launch party on June 18 at Lublu Kira Plastinina, with Champagne, sweets, and a 10 percent discount on everything in the store.