Contributor for Herald Beauty
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Goal Get(Her) Black Women in Business Brunch last weekend. Held at Sugar Loft Events in West Chester. The organizers of the entire event Cecilia Tah and Ashley Bennet had a great day planned for all attendees. Local business owners, such as Potion #9 and Shop SAGS boutique had tables ready, selling and sampling their products. Women were mingling and networking, exchanging business cards and Instagram handles, all feeling the amazing energy in the room. I met a woman who flew in for the event from Atlanta. Another from New York, and even someone who drove 40 minutes from Dayton. So many like minded women,( and a few gentlemen) enjoying mimosas and proudly sharing their passion with one another.
After a gourmet brunch catered by Chef Hicks, the ladies began a Q&A with a panel of talented and successful business women. Among them were Shauna and Sharmaine, twin sisters and licensed realtors. J Marie, shoe designer and owner of The Jmarie collection, and Maya aka My My, lash extension instructor and owner of Defined Boutique and Beauty Bar. The panel of speakers were diverse and extremely knowledgeable giving the attendees great advice from their personal experiences.
The special guest of the day, Ming Lee CEO of her own hair empire, Snoblife Hair came to share industry secrets, business advice and tell her success story. “Setting yourself apart is key, and knowing there’s no one else like you that can do what you do.” Said Lee. Inspiring and motivating the room to keep going no matter where they were on their entrepreneurship journey. There were even some tears shed, as the panel reflected on more challenging times in their careers. Many laughs, as the vibe was all love, and endless lessons to take home.
VIP ticket holders were able to spend some one on one time with Ming and pick her brain while guests gathered for more drinks and networking.
“The event was a success!” said Ceclia, As we chatted about the guests’ experience. Everyone was excited about who they had met and what they had learned. When I asked Cecilia and Ashley about their objective for Goal Get Her they explained, “The goal was to create a community of women who feel heard, understood, supported, and most importantly empowered.” It’s safe to say they did just that.
I will be looking forward to the next event held by Goal Get Her, and if you’re looking for women who are doing big things in Cincinnati do yourself a favor and buy a ticket. Follow their page on Instagram for more @iamgoalgether.