Women were out in full force in Overtown on Sunday, Oct. 27 to commemorate the launching of I Am HER, SHE IS ME Collective.
The organization, created to mobilize and empower business-minded women who are not afraid of taking risks, was revealed at a Brunch’n & Mind’n Our Business at the Overtown Performing Arts Center in Overtown.
In a packed room full of South Florida’s female professionals and entrepreneurs, women gathered to nosh, mingle, network and gather resources to complete 2019 strong.
Sherronda Daye, visionary of I Am HER, SHE Is Me Collective opened the brunch with a transparent statement on what being in business looks like.
“It does not always look pretty. Doing the work requires work. This brunch was created for business minded women who are not afraid of taking risks, but may be a little exhausted since the start of 201,” Daye said. “We want you to know that you are not in business alone, call on your HER, your friend! It is important that we lift each other up together.”
Brunchers were filled with a triple dose of female power on and off the stage. From the caterer, Sweet Jalane’s; decorator, Keaira Chanel Events; DJ, The Whiskey Chick, all were female owned and operated businesses.
Speakers, Terisha Lee, Vivian Olodun, Ebene, Shanika Ampuh, Suzette Speaks spoke on topics such as your purpose is in your partnership; how to build trust back into your personal and professional relationships; setting intentions and having confidence in your decisions; and how to complete 2019 strong. Mixed into the brunch was a Dress For Success segment with Styling Purpose, a Miami-based wardrobe company, on how to shop in your closet and present the best version of yourself.
The brunch culminated National Women’s Small Business Month, which celebrates the achievements of female entrepreneurs.
The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency partnered on the brunch as its way to support bringing business owners to the Overtown District.
The Southeast Overtown Park West CRA helps women-owned businesses obtain capital they need to grow. About 100 small business owners were invited to the free event.