On January 9th, 2016 BrownGirlsLove hosted its first ever Power Day in Manhattan at the innovative event venue Offsite. Conceptualized by LoveBrownSugar Founder and EIC Christina S.Brown, BrownGirlsLove Power Day was a mini conference intended to bring empowerment and inspiration to millennial women of color. The women attending the conference participated in workshops, witnessed a live keynote panel discussion, enjoyed breakfast and lunch, and were treated to BrownGirlsLove tote bags full of goodies.
Learn more about how BrownGirlsLove POWER went below:
Some of the brown girls in attendance were powered by the event’s amazing sponsors including Jopwell, Eden BodyWorks, African Pride, and eCreditHero.
Each brown girl there received a copy of Power Day exclusive media partner Black Enterprise’s latest edition, products from Eden BodyWorks and African Pride, information on Jopwell and more inside their totes.
eCredit Hero founder and CEO Nicole Sanchez gave a workshop about knowing when to switch gears. The serial entrepreneur talked about the need for “quick and definitive change” and gave tips on how to begin to implement change when the time is right.
Personal Finance Coach & Money Therapist Dominique Broadway addressed fab finances for the budding entrepreneur in her workshop- a must discuss topic as black women are becoming entrepreneurs at a rapid rate.
You can check out a few of Dominique’s quick tips here: Fab Finance for the Budding Entrepreneur
Minister and motivational speaker Rashida Selise Wilson spoke about how to know when the time is right in her workshop “Discerning Between a Good Idea and a God Idea”.
“In Her Shoes” founder and Public Relations expert Renee Bluit talked about building a brand with staying power during her workshop.
Find out more about her workshop topic here: “How to Build a Brand with Staying Power”
Founder of the “Live Your Dream Tour” Sharita Cenac brought the power of visualization to her workshop.
Once the workshops were complete, guests were encouraged to network with one another and grab a snack from the sweet retreat where there were chocolate covered strawberries. jelly beans, cookies, brownies, and more.
Guests had an opportunity to get their diva on in our photo booth powered by photographer Joe Chea.
Upstairs in the vendor loft, featured brown girl business owners like What is Your ACCENT?, Breukelen Polished, and Lorraine West Jewelry had items on display for sale.
Next up was our closing keynote panel. Founder of Eden BodyWorks Jasmine Lawrence participated in the closing “EXECUTE” panel discussion with Harlem’s Fashion Row founder Brandice Daniel, Essence Magazine Relationships and Lifestyle Editor Charreah Jackson, and Nomadness Travel Tribe founder Evita Robinson.
These dynamic business women talked about how they got their starts, the importance of time management, prioritizing personal relationships, protecting their energies and networking in a genuine way. They dropped gems of invaluable advice on the audience, who often interjected with applause, oohhs and ahhhs, because they were so inspired.
See more of what took place at the first BrownGirlsLove Power Day by checking out the album on Facebook here.
How are you planning to start your year off with power? Let us know on social media using the hashtag #browngirlslovepower