Since 2009, the Columbus Chamber has spotlighted a local young professionals organization each month to showcase what they offer, how to get involved and when to check out their next event. We have recently expanded this series to also feature young artists, entrepreneurs and professionals who are helping to make Columbus a talent magnet city. Meet Rae Reed, the Young Professionals Spotlight for July.
Name: Rae Reed
Title: Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Company: OutLoud Magazine
Number of years you’ve resided in Columbus: 23
Your neighborhood: Grove City
What YP or professional organizations are you involved with and in what capacity?
WELD, Key4Women, Dames Bond are three of my favorite organizations in Columbus. All are very different from each other, but have the same goal of informing and connecting women. I love attending events where I not only meet wonderful people, but also learn how to better myself and my business.
What do you value most about Columbus?
Anything is possible here. We have a community that loves to support purposeful projects.
How have you made a difference in Columbus?
My hope is that I’ve helped empower women on personal levels. No matter what path they’re on in life and no matter what they’ve experienced, they are powerful beyond measure; it’s just up to them to harness it.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
That I can do anything I put my mind to.
What one word best describes Columbus?
What is your favorite event or activity in Columbus?
I love, love, love watching the Ohio Roller Girls. And I love our Farmer’s Markets!
The Chamber develops strategies to attract, retain and engage YPs because they are an energetic, educated and highly-mobile workforce – the future of our region. Sharing information about activities hosted by local organizations is one way the Chamber keeps YPs connected to the community. If you'd like to stay informed, sign up here to receive Activities and Events for Young Professionals, a weekly email from the Chamber to keep YPs connected to the community. Learn more about YPs here.