If We Design It, We Will Come
Naj Austin, Founder & CEO of Ethel's Club & Something Good, spoke at Design Driven NYC in September 2020. She spoke about building a community centered around celebration, empowerment, and designed for people of color to thrive. She shared how her grandmother, who the company is named after, instilled in her a drive to create healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness, and creativity. She also spoke about building slow communities through intentional products can be the secret sauce to a deeply powerful network.