our story

Rebelle Con

Rebelle Con was founded by a pair of women who were sick of the “go hard or go home” messaging that was causing so many of our peers to burn out, get discouraged, or confirm their feeling that they are not enough. We wanted to bring voices to the stage from women who are doing it differently, workshops that teach new ways approaching our challenges, and mentors who are walking their talk, learning and growing right alongside us.

Our signature event, a three-day boutique conference brings inspiring speakers from across the country, showcases women owned companies, and allows space for attendees to connect with and inspire one another. You will not be in a room of thousands of disconnected spectators. Expect to leave with a new bestie and the support of a community who truly wants you to succeed.

Rebelle Community

After hosting our inaugural conference, Rebelle Con, in 2017, it was clear that this group of women wanted to stay connected in between events. Thus the Rebelle Community was formed. Our founding members designed our mission, structure, and programming. They continue to be the creative force behind each and every event that we host.

Our chapters are organized by a passionate group of local ambassadors. They meet 1-3 times per month to host panel conversations, mix & mingles, and interactive workshops. What is unique about a Rebelle Community event is the openness and authenticity of our members. We bring our whole selves to each and every event. (Applications are currently open for chapter hosts to apply.)

We believe

We believe that each and every woman has the power to define, design, and create her own version of success. We have the power to Rebelle!


The mic drop moments of Fall 2018’s boutique conference.

Video Recap: Rebelle Con Richmond Pop Up 2018

Video Recap: Inaugural Rebelle Con 2017

Letter from our founder

Living a life that fulfills me is something that I have been truly focused on since my battle with postpartum depression. Before my depression, I was a work work work, hustle hustle hustle, bring on all the projects all the time, no need for downtime or rest or delegation. I was working a full time job, running a “successful” business on the side, and completely ignoring my friends, my family, and most importantly myself. I thought working REALLY hard all the time was how one became successful.

It was not until I LITERALLY couldn’t do it anymore (my brain and my body were shutting it down) that I started searching for another way. I found people who were doing things differently, making their own schedules, doing work that they love, building businesses around their own unique skill sets, educating people about things they are passionate about, connecting, collaborating, protecting their time, and prioritizing their own development, health and happiness. They were basically aliens from another planet, as far as I was concerned.

What I hope you walk away with after attending one of our events are new ideas on how you can put yourself first. I want you to have real goals (from inside, not from outside) for how you want to live, work, create, and feel in this one precious life. I want you to forget about anyone else’s definition of success. I want you to Rebelle.

Shannon Siriano



A collective of women have created the kind of experience and connection that we were all seeking for ourselves.