Michelle Edgar is an agent at ICM Partners who also founded The XX Project, which brings a diverse group of women, at C-level positions, together to network and offer access to invaluable connections. The XX Project invites inspirational women to join a group where they can learn from one another and collaborate with other driven women. In addition, Edgar founded Music Unites, a non-profit organization geared toward sustainable music education programs in underserved public schools throughout the United States. In honor of Women’s History Month, Michelle Edgar shared with us what inspires her to work hard and help others.
Three words you like to use to describe the work you do through your organization.
Empower, Inspire, Collaborate, Community
What is your morning ritual?
To get my day started, I put on my fav Carbon38 gear and go to Hot8 for my Hot Power Fusion class. I can't go without this practice because it's what grounds and balances me while building my inner strength. This practice challenges me no matter where I'm at that day. It's an incredible workout and powers me through my long work days.
What volunteer or work experiences have you had that have shaped who you are today?
My passion in giving back and making a difference is reflected in all that I do - whether working with my agency team and music clients, or with the business and network I've started with The XX Project and non-profit Music Unites that empowers youth through music by funding after-school programs. I always want to continue learning and evolving and I feel that mentorship is key. It's important to identity your true passion and calling, and once you do - do it endlessly - live, breathe, eat, sleep it - and be grateful each day that you get to do what you love.
What in your life has brought or given you the greatest satisfaction or fulfillment?
Seeing my dreams become a reality. When you set your mind to something, anything is possible. Tapping into your inner power and strength is one of the greatest gifts while patience is key and trust in timing. When you harness this power and apply it to your life's work, you can watch the magic unfold.
Is there a woman in history who has influenced you in life? And why?
The two power women in my life have always been my mother and grandmother. My mother taught me that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to if you work hard and are authentic to yourself. My grandmother had a passion for living life and her bright spirit would light up any room. She never complained and lived with grace being grateful each and every day.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Tell us about another woman you know helping or inspiring women today.
Lavinia Errico, founder of Equinox, is a magnetic force and a true teacher who has taught me how to be my best-self and the importance of health and wellness in my life. She is a true role model and changes the lives through her teachings and lessons - making you go deep and tap into your inner truth to help find balance and true happiness.