Leslie Bailey has built an incredible community for people who want to uplift women’s voices ….Indy Maven. After launching Indy Maven, she and her team built Maven Space: a coworking space, social club, and event venue in downtown Indianapolis.

Leslie was raised outside of Detroit Michigan where her mother was a hairstylist and her father worked in the auto racing industry for over 60 years.

Throughout her entire childhood and adolescence, both of her parents battled cancer, which has had a big impact on how Leslie approaches life.

She has been a writer throughout her professional career, working at The Saturday Evening Post, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, and Triple A Crossroads Magazine, before starting Indy Maven in 2019. 

Be sure to check out these great clips from the show: 

  • [16:48] The art of storytelling and applying that to entrepreneurship
  • [24:03] How to do social media well
  • [27:27] Launching Indy Maven
  • [36:08] How to build a strong community
  • [40:24] Mastering vulnerability

Get IN. is the show focused on the unfolding stories and most extraordinary innovations happening in the heartland today. Get IN. is brought to you by Powderkeg and Elevate Ventures.

In our conversation with Leslie we’ll cover: 

  • Tips for telling a great story
  • The importance of prioritizing your mental health
  • Characteristics of a strong community
  • Listen to the end, where Leslie tells us about an amenity people are going crazy for when they are coworking at Maven Space.

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