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Meet Samantha Gil of Nest of Love in Edgewater

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Gil.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Samantha. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am the Founder of Nest of Love. Before Nest of Love’s existence, I was a Finance Manager for Mercedes-Benz for a little over eight years. One night the girls and I had a “Girl’s Night at home,” and we began discussing how we should give back to the women of our community. Several times that same week, I had been asked to become a Leader in Potential church for a Support Group. Fueled by my passion to help others, I instantly knew I had a higher calling! Nest of Love is a 501(c)(3) Women Empowerment Non-Profit Organization. I have ONE Passion & ONE Mission, and that is to build a platform of all types of women who are working together in Leadership! We are committed to lead women from all cultures and all ethnicities to become Leaders at all stages of their lives! We unite women who are seeking advancement through mentorship, leadership, wellness, and spiritual guidance through proper training and programs. Nest of Love launched in September of 2018. Our First Annual Gala was on October 27, 2019; We had a fashion show by Blessed Me Boutique and Annhell, makeup sponsored by Red Lips Makeup Artistry. Guest speakers Chelsea Wichman and Sybille Guichard Founder of C.A.R.E. for Crohn’s Foundation. Performances by Fat Joe, Dre from CoolandDre, DMWTone, and Poetry from Just Mike The Poet. In November and December, we hosted our first NOL Wellness Events, “Boxing for A Cause” where we had Glow Meals, Shapewaist, Adhempco, The Wright Baagz, and The Cage sponsor our event.

In November of 2018, we hosted “Harvest of Love” feeding over 400+ Women and Children at The Lotus House sponsored by House of Mac, Casa Blanca On The Bay, FreshMarket with helping hands from Red Lips Makeup Artistry, Former NFL Player Major Wright, Veronica Vega from VH1 Love and Hip Hop and much more. We also had TPC Fitness, Xtreme Fitness, Colosseum Miami and much more collect canned goods and clothes in which we also donated to Lotus House. Also in November, we were honored to be part of Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan’s 11th Annual “Feed A Friend” event. November 2018, Body4Yoga hosted our first Warm Yoga Class. In December we collected over 250+ toys in which AT&T, Robert Sanchez P.A., Red Lipstick Artistry, Browaholics, My Eye Brow Lady, Brows by Mel, Extreme Fitness and TPC Fitness hosted a Toy Drive for Nest of Love. Giving with Love was Nest of Love’s way of giving back to Ronald McDonald House, BAM Foundation, Good Hearts Foundation and being part of Little Haiti’s Toy Drive.

In January 2019, Alvin Davie hosted “Boxing with A Cause” at B Fit in which Puma donated some sports gear and we gave it to the patients of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and brought over our friends Bonnie n Clyde, Maison Jay TV, and Major Wright for some face painting, animated balloons, autographed shirts for the patients, and played games with them. February 2019, we hosted our first Leadership Panel #inthelifeofawoman with our Panelist Yvette Ayala Business Attorney at Rogero Law, Diana Hernandez, Industrial Designer, and CMO and Partner at The Spot Barbershop & Bloses n Roses, Melissa Gonzalez also known as MelGFit a fitness entrepreneur, and lastly Bethany Martinez real estate agent in South Florida. This panel was to show what the life of different women/different leaders entitles. These ladies stories and how they were able to accomplish their goals and become the leaders they are today.

On May 18, 2019, Nest of Love is collaborating with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for their Grand Circus Prom Night. We have over 30+ sponsors and volunteers helping us with hair, makeup, henna, photos and much much more. We also have our “Unite Women in Business Expo” coming up in June as well as our 2nd Annual Culture Love Gala, Harvest of Love again in November and Giving with Love in December.

We are currently working on some more projects for our Wellness and Leadership Programs.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s never a smooth road. Leaving my career was a HUGE step! Following my dream is all I could ever think of. Hosting a Gala the next month after launching was INSANE. Many sleepless nights, tears but I knew what we had to get done, and my team and I did all we had to do to make it happen.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Nest of Love story. Tell us more about it.
Nest of Love exist to Empower Women. Our Leadership and Mentorship Programs consist of business training(s) that aim to develop the skills women need in order to lead themselves and others. Our programs include: leadership training, business leadership, organizational development, business acumen, managerial leadership, team building, self-confidence, self-awareness, wellness, and spiritual guidance. In order for one to be whole, their mind, body, and soul must interwind. We develop women to become leaders at every stage of their life. Nest of Love is known for driving the purpose out of our women and guiding them to become their best selves! We are proud to have a community of women uniting to make a difference, our community is seeking change and is breaking through fears they once thought they could never overcome. Everything about us sets us apart. We do not compare ourselves to any other. We are Nest of Love and we are here to fulfill our purpose. “We Change Our Women We Change Our World!”

Tell us about your childhood, what were you like growing up?
Growing up, I would say I have always been a giver, protector, and leader. I love making others laugh, being around my family and working extremely hard. I am most certainly not your average girl, which is why I’m so passionate about helping other women. My excitement is diving into my projects and impacting individuals lives. Every single day I advance my mind, body, and soul. I would say I always spent time with my family. I loved hanging out with my little sisters, being their role model made me the woman I am today.

Pricing:

  • May 18, 2019, we are collaborating with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for their Grand Circus Prom Night and proceeds will be going to the patients that cannot participate in the event
  • June 15-16 we are hosting Uniting Women In Business Expo $200 to be an exhibitor

Contact Info:

  • Address: 14900 SW 30TH ST #277514
  • Website: Nestoflove.org
  • Phone: 7866068292
  • Email: samantha@nestoflove.org
  • Instagram: @nestofloveorg
  • Facebook: @nestoflovefoundation
  • Twitter: @nestofloveorg

Image Credit:
Nest of Love, Founder Samantha Gil, Kristy, Mari, Angelina, Gina, Tamara, Claire, Cash, Keaton, Rob, Elia, Mary Jane, Percy, Major Wright, Maria, Cali

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