Black & Owning It: A networking event for small business owners & entrepreneurs in Philadelphia (3.16.18) #youngloudproud
This past weekend I had an opportunity to attend & be a vendor at the “Black & Owning It” event in Philly (my hometown) and it was amazing!!
Allyse Pierce, a friend from elementary school, told me that she was putting together an event where young Black entrepreneurs would get together and showcase their talents.
A lot of vendors from the Tri-State area got together at the Majestic Ballroom (800 W Olney ave) and collectively put on an awesome event. There was plenty of networking, great music & food, spoken word, motivational speaking & encouragement…just an all around amazing event!
Check out a few highlights below:
Mystiky Maquillage beauty products & “An Ode to the “Good Girl””
After I was extended this invitation (a few months ago) I was a little nervous/insecure and questioned if I really had anything special to offer.
I considered backing out of the event (thinking that maybe I wouldn’t be too successful) but I am so glad I put my fears aside and went for it!
Sometimes WE are solely responsible for OUR OWN downfalls, missed opportunities and lack of success. I just read a quote from Kimora Lee Simmons: “if you’re shy, get the hell over it, you’re slamming the door in your own face” and this is 100% true!
I’m speaking from experience when I implore you to do everything you’re terrified to do!
If your dreams scare you, you’re on the right track! And like Colin Kaepernick says in the Nike ad says: “don’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they’re crazy enough”!!
Thank you so much for the opportunity!!
I was encouraged and I am so motivated to keep pushing forward.