Contenders Collective: Celebrating International Women’s Day

"Expect mic drop moments from this collection of true contenders and inspirational fierce female leaders. Come prepared to be entertained and ready to leave feeling enlightened."

Battle Republic and Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema are hosting Contenders Collective, an International Women’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 8th.

Featuring a panel of Birmingham’s female leaders — including our own Communications Specialist Tonia Trotter and Create Birmingham Board Member Valerie Thomas — Contenders Collective aims to entertain, enlighten, and inspire with an afternoon of real talk about women’s issues from different perspectives. Enjoy signature cocktails and celebrate the accomplishments of these movers and shakers who are moving Birmingham forward.


Leah Drury- CCO/Co-Founder, Battle Republic

Lindsey Miller- CEO/Co-Founder, Battle Republic + Founder, Mpire Concepts Group


Ashlee Ammons- President/Founder, Mixtroz

Chloe Cook- Executive Director, Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema + Sidewalk Film Festival

Jess Parsons- Distiller’s Apprentice/Sales Rep, George Dickel

Tonia Trotter- Communications Specialist, Create Birmingham

Lynlee Hughes- Realtor, Arc Realty

Valerie Thomas- President, The VAL Group, Inc.


Lindsey Lutz- Digital Creator, Life Lutzurious + Senior Sales Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Randall Porter– Brand Strategist + Style Enthusiast,

For more information, click here.

Photo by: Darling & Dear Studio