We all expected to have a good time at last weekend’s Everything Girls Love: Girls Love Girl Talk event. With a chance to see entertainment leader and EGL co-founder Yandy Smith, enjoy a gourmet breakfast and network with powerful female executives, all while having some good, old fashioned girl talk—a Vixen couldn’t ask for more. What we didn’t realize was how truly special the gathering would be.
Women from all over the country convened in NYC early Saturday morning (July 26) to network and build. The event’s talk-show format and social media Q&A made for an interactive and comfortable setting—like a gabfest with your closest gfs.
A long list of female leaders in business, law and entertainment including, influential civil rights activist, Tamika D. Mallory, editor for BlackEnterprise.com and Black Enterprise Magazine, Janell Hazelwood, and Owner/CEO of the multimillion dollar hair brand MyExtensionz Kehinde Smith all gave advice on discovering you passion, achieving success and finding a balance between your professional and personal life.
Each of us walked away feeling empowered, excited and most importantly, connected to a sisterhood of women who are working towards accomplishing their dreams.
One question that all the panelists answered was, “What mistakes do women make when trying to get to the top?” Click through to see the panelist answers, pics from Girls Love Girl Talk and get an inside video recap on EGL’s Girls Love Girls Night Out.
Yandy Smith and Precious Avorkliyah