I am not sure if Mother Nature is confused but it is not Winter anymore, it is officially Spring lol. It is supposed to warm up this weekend and I hope that the warm weather is here to stay.
Last Saturday, I attended the Women’s HERstory Luncheon with one of my best friends in NY. I heard about the event from one of the featured speakers that I know and thought it would be a great event to attend.
This event was created by Elle Johnson and Ebony Cattouse-Stewart and this was the 3rd annual luncheon. I love how this event was right in the middle of Women’s History month and was created to bring women together to share their stories, network and empower each other. I find it important to get out to these event and meet other like minded women. You can’t sit behind your computer blogging, you have to get out and network. I have met so many amazing women just being present.
I always love when I can come to into the city and visit. I loved the intimate vibe of the event so it made it easier to talk with others. The venue was super cute and I just loved the atmosphere.
We started off getting settled and getting to know who was at our tables. We were able to eat lunch, mingle, do a little shopping before the program started. I loved that two Black Owned Businesses(Marie’s Halo who sells candles that smell amazing and Trade Street Jam Co who sells these vegan, low sugar jams that taste so good!) were at the event and I made sure to support them both.
The program started out with a welcome from the founders and introduction of our speakers. (I have a IG highlight on the event on my profile with a few snippets of the speakers) One of the reasons I attended this event was because of Shinese Brathwaite of BK Girls Night Out. I previously attended one of her events and we have been in contact ever since. She spoke about how she got started with her Think Pink Events which will be celebrating 5 years this year and how she is educating everyone on the culture of Brooklyn. I love how she just stepped out and had her first event in her home and it just grew from there. You can’t be afraid to take those risks because you never know the opportunities that will present themselves. Shinese also made a good point about having the right tribe around you and how they should be able to tell you the truth about yourself.
The next speaker was another reason I wanted to attend, Rana Campbell from my favorite podcast Dreams In Drive. It was great to finally meet her in person and she was so sweet and welcoming. She really gave us the tools on being successful in putting your dreams in drive and how to utilize marketing. I feel that I overlook how much marketing is an important part of what you do if it is blogging, being an influencer podcasting or an entrepreneur. I highly recommend listening to her podcast, I get inspired every time I listen.
The last speaker was Chamar Logan who warmly greeted everyone as they entered the venue. She had such about a powerful testimony about how she overcame some difficult obstacles when everyone was telling her stop and doubted her. She made it clear to live in your purpose and don’t be afraid to ask for help. She stressed the importance to have faith in something, no matter what higher power you believe in, you just need to have faith.
After our speakers finished, there was a little Q&A sessions and we were free to continue mingling and shopping. I love when events are smaller and more intimate so you have the chance to really talk with everyone and it is not so crowded and rushed.
I really enjoyed attending this event and took away so much. I walked away feeling more empowered and having more of a clear vision of my brand. I love being around strong, boss women who are not afraid to give you the tools that helped them become successful. I will definitely be attending next year and encourage you to as well.
Hope you guys have a great weekend and see you Wednesday!