Last year, Much Studios Creator Bianca Harris hosted her first full-day WIPP (that is, Women Inspiring Passion and Purpose) summit, which influenced many young female creatives, empowering them to launch their personal careers influenced by their passions. With a selection of amazing panelists, guest speakers and sponsors, the event made us excited to take a look into what else Bianca has in store. This time around, WIPP is looking inward with their latest event AR-KE-TEKT, a reflective workshop featuring meditation, crystal healing, art, and more.
We sat down with the Lady Boss herself to get the inside scoop on what AR-KE-TEKT is all about. You can catch Bianca and the inspiring women of WIPP at the event this Saturday, April 7. Grab your tickets for AR-KE-TEKT now while available. You won’t want to miss this.
Before, WIPP was more about what it takes to build a business. Now it’s more about looking inward and focusing on your own energy. What exactly is AR-KE-TEKT? How would you describe this experience you’re curating/have created?
It still ties into the previous content that we did before because the conversation was naturally going this way anyways. It’s like if you want to be an architect of your life [then] that would entail your business too. We’re opening it up—it’s mind, body [and] soul instead of just talking about “Let’s get to work!”
How did you come up with the name of the event itself?
One of the girls on my team, Taylor, and I were in my room just brainstorming ideas of what we wanted 2018 to look like for WIPP. We were just coming up with things that we wanted the brand to represent. We used a thesaurus and came up with words that sounded good. [“Architect”] really stuck with me because it literally makes so much sense. You could be the architect of your love life, your business, work—anything.
What’s the ultimate goal for an event like AR-KE-TEKT?
The ultimate goal is for the people who are coming to the event to get an actual, tangible tool that they can use. What we’re going to be doing in the first portion is goal setting and deadline setting. We want to leave people with tools and have a fun time, too.
What’s your definition of being or becoming the AR-KE-TEKT of your own life?
For me, it’s looking at all the things that I want. I look at all the different areas of my life and things that I want. Mostly, I don’t have any of the things, so I’m trying to figure out how to build to get that thing. You know you have this end goal, but you have to figure out the steps in order to get there. I map it out—and that’s exactly what we did with this event.
As someone who believes in meditative practice and crystal energy, how do you think reflective activities are forms of being your own “architect?”
It’s really big. I practice what I preach. You’re never going to fully clear the thoughts in your mind, but you’ll slow them down. When that happens, you’ll get new ideas from things. I’ve gotten a lot of my ideas for events when I was meditating. You can work things out that you can’t really work out when your mind is stimulated by your phone, driving, and work. We’re vibrational beings, so everything in your life is what you bring into it. The energy that you’re putting out is what you’re going to attract. I think that meditation, crystals and art are huge parts in attracting that energy.
What are some of the greatest challenges you’ve faced as an entrepreneur with multiple side hustles, and how have you dealt with it in the past?
I’ll give you the two-parter—complain to anyone who will listen and have a good team around you. I’m really blessed to have an amazing team that’s here working when I’m not, and this is something that I’m working on right now. You have to figure out how to rein it in. I have to focus on one thing so that, later, I can focus on some of my other passions. It’s not easy to have 5 million jobs.
You enjoy it though right?
I do—even when we were planning this event and a million things went wrong I was like, ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with me because I enjoy this.’ When it’s like a week before an event, that’s when I’m at my most efficient. I don’t know what that means but that’s me.
What does the future of WIPP look like now? Is it different from what you imagined it would look like when you first started out with your vision for the brand?
From the first event to the second event it’s totally different. [WIPP is] always changing and evolving with the team and what we want everything to look like. After this event, we’re taking it international. We’re working on something really big. It’s not gonna be around the corner, [and] it’s gonna take us a while to get what we want to have done. I can’t say what that is, but it’s gonna be pretty massive—we’re hoping.