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.