a schmooze galentine’s day

We started schmooze to celebrate the work of women in Arizona. Since the beginning we have felt very proud of the progress women made and ARE making to create better communities. In celebration of the magnificence of women, we thought taking a time to mark a special holiday, made sense.

Galentine’s Day was created by Leslie Knope, the fictional shero of the television show Parks & Recreation, starring Amy Poehler. Held annually on February 13, the holiday is aimed at celebrating female awesomeness. As two ladies who founded our soul sister path while starting our master’s in public administration program, we think marking the holiday of a fellow public servant is only proper. Besides, don’t we all need another reason to celebrate how awesome women are?!


Earlier this week we shared a cute little graphic with some of our ideas of how to celebrate this lady friendly holiday, to sum it up:

  • In a recent conversation, Jaclyn’s awesome co-worker Rebecca, suggested a great app that will be helpful sending surprises to a fellow Galentine. Postmate‘s is an easy way to treat your girl to lunch or something sweet like Sprinkles cupcakes. Truly a sweet gesture!
  • Topping our list is simply making a coffee and/or tea date with your Galentine sans phones. We schmooze ladies try to schedule regular time to just talk. Some of our favorite places are Rollover Donuts and Lola Coffee. It’s simple and meaningful, and for us one of the best ways we recharge.
  • Jovanna shows she cares by cooking for others and Jaclyn loves to host a good party. Combine our two ways of showing love and host a festive brunch! Your lady friends will appreciate it.

As our gift to you, we wanted to share a graphic for you to send to your favorite mujer (woman in Spanish) or asdzaan (woman in Navajo). As women who are proud of our identities, we thought this was a great way to share appreciation of language, culture and the beauty of uniqueness.



Happy Galentine’s Day lovelies!

Jovanna & Jaclyn


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