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Women Lead Oklahoma Trailblazer Series

The Women Lead Oklahoma Trailblazer Series features women who are leading the way in their fields. Our speakers share their journeys and answer your questions about navigating the professional world. 

Women Lead Oklahoma is thrilled to host a conversation with entrepreneur, business owner, and community builder, Aly Cunningham. 

Aly Cunningham was raised in Enid, Oklahoma and moved to Oklahoma City in 2003, after graduating high school. She spent a few years wandering around college and working minimum wage jobs, until finding herself standing in front of an opened door of opportunity in the restaurant world. She met Shannon and Camille Roper at the original S&B’s Burger Joint while they were planning on opening a few more locations. After five years of opening six locations and learning the ins and outs of restaurant management, she left the corporate world and joined Shannon in founding Happy Plate Concepts, the parent company of the original S&B’s Burger Joint and the sweetest little diner in town- Sunnyside Diner. 

Since opening the diner in 2016, Cunningham has sponsored close to 1000 necessity bags given to the homeless community through The Sunnyside Street Team, hosts a give and take pantry at each location- with 24/7 access, houses a coat closet at the downtown location, and is already planning the 19th annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving through Other Options Inc, to feed close to 1000 people on Thanksgiving day. In 2018, Sunnyside Diner added two locations to the Happy Plate Concepts family, allowing them to expand their community outreach, such as co-founding Drag Queen Story Hour OKC for kids. This monthly event encourages kids of all ages to be proud of who they are- no matter what that looks like. Cunningham’s role over the years has changed as company needs evolve, however, most days she can be found alongside her team, teaching them to be leaders and providing the friendliest service and a quality of food of which they can be proud. 

When Aly is not in the restaurants, she can be found dancing in the living room with her wife, Stacey, and trying to keep up with their sweet 16’er, Maya. 

Trailblazer Tickets are $15 (free admission for Treasury members) and lunch will be provided.

Earlier Event: November 8
Yoga Happy Hour
Later Event: November 14
Open House