March Madness. Women’s History Month. Blog Anniversary.
March was an amazing month. I had the pleasure of attending so great events, met some amazing women and expanded my knowledge in career development, entrepreneurship and leadership.
I started the month off with The Pink Event in MD. I was a Pink Ambassador and had the pleasure of serving as a volunteer. This event was a full day of empowerment, shopping and delicious food! Women from all ages and races came together for this event that is labeled as “The Ulitmate Women’s Day Out” The visionary behind this event was Tamika and she is also the founder of Diamond Event Services.
TAMIKA AND I
One of the perks of living in Washington D.C., is the unlimited access you get to the numerous Smithsonian museums. I took a break from my studies to visit the Museum of American History to attend a panel discussion on Intersectionality. It’s also the focus of my proposed dissertation topic so I had to attend! The panel was comprised of amazing African-American women in business sharing the challenges they face in business as women of color. The main takeaway from this panel. ” There is no single story of the African American woman” we have so many layers and we are uniquely made. Some of the panelist were Miko Branch from Miss Jessie’s and Demetria Lucas D’Oyley, author, blogger and life coach!
The main passion behind this blog is providing career and fashion tips, so I could not pass on attending a discussion about getting unstuck in your career. It’s all about closing that gap between where you are and where you want to be! Author, Alison Cardy released her first book on this very topic. Her book combines case studies from former clients on how they found purpose and clarity in their careers. She combines these studies, along with worksheets to help you find clarity as well! I just started reading it and can’t wait to finish. You can get your copy here.
The LAST two events happened in the SAME day, it was busy for me, but very rewarding!
The first, The Walker’s Legacy Power 50 Brunch! This was a morning/afternoon full of dyamic speakers who shared their wisdom on entrepreunership, leadership and success in corporate America. Attendees had the opporunity to network with women from all across the country. I was insipred by so many women, but I must say that one young lady insipred me the most, Mikalia Ulmer the founder of BeeSweet Lemonade. At the age of 9 she already has her own company and her product is in Whole Foods! Get more information here. She, at nine years old gave me the push to follow my dreams and be committed to my vision. Other amazing women, Michelle Thorton and Demetria Lucus-D’Oyley spoke as well! This was an event that was too GREAT to miss! Walker’s Legacy has amazing events year-around, check out their site here.
Mikayla Ulmer, founder of BeeSweet Lemonade
Michelle Thorton, Senior Vice President at Centric TV, Check out her new book on women and leadership, Stratechic get a copy here.
My FAV blogger and author, Demetria Lucus-D’Oyley, seesomeworld.com
Lastly, sheROCKS event was amazing! It was a blend of fashion, food, dance and fun overall. This event was packed so many people came out to support great women in the arts and media. I LOVE shopping and fashion so these two things combined along with a fashion show, live music and dance took it to another level!
Hope you LOVED my review of all the events I attended in March! #womenrock #blackgirlrock
I have some great things in store for April!
policy and fashion, sharing wisdom in the management of career and fashion affairs..