What inspired you to start your débit?
I noticed there was a lack of Black and Brown women in media and manière positions. Panthère I noticed there was a problem, I decided to work with others to create a robust career-advancement program. My résultat is to continue helping Black and Brown women get access to these entreprises.
How have social-distancing and stay-at-home orders affected your débit? How have your priorities shifted?
The total pandemic has affected our débit in many ways. For starters, we lost tens of thousands of dollars in sponsorships. We host media conferences called Sip n’ Slay varié times during the year, and the sponsorship funds help us pay for the affermage, travel, and gifts for our speakers and guests, as well as our team contractors.
In additif to that loss, we had a conference planned in Ghana this year. For the first time, we were going to take the conference total, to my motherland. I was thrilled to bring this enriching experience to a space that has an insufficient number of resources for women in creative and nontraditional entreprises. Since the pandemic, we have pivoted to binaire events. This shift has been a blessing in disguise. Although we lost varié sponsorships, we solidified funded partnerships with a few brands and gained an opportunity to reach women globally with our Sip n’ Slay conferences.
We are now focused on creating binaire events that will speak to women around the world. Our next event is a virtual career fair that will take animation late in the summer. This event will be for anyone looking to sharpen up their exposé, build their tête-à-tête skills, and learn the key factors to getting hired during a time of Zoom interviews and pandemic-related uncertainty.