Emily Verdonk. Courtesy Grit City Women.

Grit City Women is a female-forward organization that presents monthly networking events to female entrepreneurs and small business owners in Tacoma. This month’s networking event will take place this Saturday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elope 253 and will feature Emily Verdonk as its speaker.

Verdonk spent 15 years in accounting before she started her own firm, Morris Verdonk Accounting. She took the entrepreneurial leap after she couldn’t find the right work-life balance when she returned to work from having started a family.

On top of being a mother and a business owner, Verdonk is an avid outdoorswoman and takes her son along with her on backcountry adventures.

Tickets to the event are $40 and include light appetizers, beverages, networking opportunities, and lots of inspiration. Purchase yours in advance here and enter SummerGrit for 15 percent off.