Brooke Notes: The Publisher’s Perspective


As I’m writing this, we’re just days away from our 2nd annual Women on the Move leadership conference. With nearly 300 in attendance again this year, this is by far our largest event of the year. I love this event so much because it brings everything we love about this magazine to life:

  • Local women.
  • Local businesses.
  • Local speakers.
  • Inspiration.
  • Growth.
  • Collaboration.

Was scheduling the conference for the business day after our April issues go to press the best idea I’ve ever had? NOPE. However, the event planner in me secretly loves the adrenaline rush you get those last few days before a big event. If you missed out this year, be sure to follow us on social media (@forsythmags) and sign up for our monthly newsletter ( to make sure you are among the first to know when tickets go on sale for our 2024 conference!

I have to give a massive and heartfelt “thank you” to Michelle Hyatt of Flhy Marketing and Shonda Bravinder, our Forsyth Magazines events manager. These two women did an absolutely incredible job with the intense planning and organizing that this conference requires. They are good at all the things I’m not and I couldn’t be more grateful to have them in my corner.

If you are reading this, that means you’ve already seen the stunning front cover of this issue. I mean, WOW! The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery and JEJ Photos really blew this one out of the water. It was an honor to be a part of this photo shoot! I even got to be ‘one’ of the hands holding some of the flowers behind Madi’s head! (Check out our Instagram for a fun behind-the-scenes reel of this photo shoot). You can see several more amazing photos and learn all about the Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery HERE.

If you are on the hunt for things to do over the next couple of months, you are in the right spot! This issue is chock full of events coming up in April and May. The Trellis Support Hope Run, Summerlark (featuring live music by CHRIS LANE!), the Junior League Tour of Fine Spaces, Pretty in Pink Foundation’s Triple Crown Casino Night, Trellis Support Derby Party, Clemmons Community Day, Empty Bowls, American Heart Association Heart Ball, LKN Magazine’s first-ever Tour de Boutique… and this just scratches the surface! I’m a big believer that supporting events such as these is one of the best ways to get involved with and support your local community. I encourage you to make plans to attend at least a couple of these events! I hope none of us ever take for granted the ability to attend in-person events with our community. It’s a blessing!

All my best,



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