Tara Lee Bennett runs THRIVE Network, a platform of women, gender non-binary, and gender fluid visual artists.
Being an artist can be lonely, and there’s little guidance on how to make a living from the profession. So in 2015, Tara Lee Bennett and six artist friends began meeting monthly. Eventually their Mastermind grew and they created a private Facebook group for staying connected online between meetings. But they quickly realized that it wasn’t the right solution for their network–the search function wasn’t helpful for retrieving resources and conversations, members got easily distracted, and it didn’t feel professional. In January, 2017, the THRIVE Network of women, gender non-binary, and gender fluid visual artists moved to Mighty Networks, charging $25 for monthly membership, plus $125 a month for their mastermind program. Today they have more than 300 members and Tara loves being able to serve her community. “As artists, it’s really important to be connected to a larger network. The more people that you have to ask questions or to offer support, the better it is for everybody.