Black Girl Magic was sprinkled all over New York City!
Blavity hosted their inaugural EmpowerHer Conference in New York City on Saturday and it was inspirational, empowering and absolutely amazing. A couple hundred black millennial women from as far as Los Angeles, Atlanta to Philadelphia gathered for a day of panel discussions, workshops and networking lead by other millennial women of color.
African-American women are making gains and upending outdated stereotypes on multiple fronts from education to income to social media and civic engagement—becoming increasingly affluent, influential and culturally diverse. These group of women are constantly connected and looking for ways to create, connect and grow.
Blavity’s Co-founder and CEO Morgan DeBaun, a black millennial woman herself, created the conference to connect black millennial women and provide them the tools and encouragement to excel in and out the workplace.
During the conference, participants were able to engage with and learn from a combination of social influencers, activists as well as entrepreneurs.
Some of the featured guest included; Blogger Luvvie, who hosted a workshop on personal branding, Teen Vogue’s newest and youngest editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth moderated a panel on self-care and #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign shared how to use the internet to empower change and Kelechi Anyadiegwu founder of Zuvaa Marketplace gave her knowledge on turning a side hustle into a business.
I will leave you with the top 10 gems, I learned from the conference.
- Represent Yourself Well Online
- Self-Care Is Important
- Invest In Your Personal Brand
- Be True To Who You Are
- Affirm Positivity in Your Life Everyday
- Self-Love Isn’t Always Easy But Important
- No, Is a Full Sentence
- Putting Yourself First Matters and Let Go Of Those Expectations of Being a Women
- Make Necessary Sacrifices; Live Below You Means
- Stay Committed and Work Your ASS off
I was honored to attend this conference and be surround by a group diverse women who gave nothing but true realness and shared their success and struggles.
It safe to say that women run the world!