We were so excited to have so many female bosses join from all over both in person in Atlanta and virtually to our second Grind Pretty Fest! Thanks to all of our sponsors: Mielle Organics, Sebi's Daughters, Jrumz Ear Wear, Pretty Girls Get Waxed, HerHeadquarters and Canary and Hedge!
Day 1, we kicked off with our hosts Tie Cooper and Lauren Simpson and had a day of education where expert speakers dropped gems all day! In between sessions we had live music via DJs Shawny Taught U, Queen of Spades, Princess Cut, Penny Lane and Traci Steele! The icing on the cake was the powerful in person panel about raising capital with Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics and Carina Glover of HerHeadquarters. We also hosted the virtual elevator pitch competition via Instagram Reels! Finally we kicked off the ultimate Girl Boss Mixer hosted by Pretty Girls Get Waxed!
Day 2: We kicked off some morning meditations and affirmations followed with a morning of wellness. We enjoyed a special message from WNBA star Te'a Cooper and a special performance from Nialand. Then the moment everyone was waiting for, the visionary awards brunch sponsored by Jrumz Ear Wear! In attendance were honorees Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily, Necole Kane of MyHappyFlo and XONecole, and Chastity Garner of Garner Style! While receive their "Grind Pretty Platimun Plaques" they also shared some inspirational stories of triumphing through hard times. We then presented the winners of the $10k elevator pitch competition plus $15000 worth of PR services from B Firm PR! Last we heard from a host of phenomenal ladies during the Girl Boss Starter Kit show!
But let's get into the details. We brought our audience back to the 90s in NY, designed by Shonta Connelly and Crystal Thomas of Celeplated and Brand U Agency! Attendees took in our subway station, our phone booth, our 360 booth by The Brand Marketing Group, and our BODEGA featuring over 20 female-owned brands!
We are so elated to have so many wonderful women who participated and brought all of the great energy! Until Next year!!!
Oftentimes on our entrepreneurial journey, we get discouraged because we’re not exactly where we desire to be, but insight is what allows one to see the bigger picture, and what’s to come if we simply persevere. At 13, Dr. Mya Smith-Edmonds began working at her father’s McDonald’s where she developed her strong work ethic, accountability, discipline and focus. Today she is the proud owner of nine McDonald’s restaurants.