Oh my goodness!! Could it ever be done again in the same brilliant way, any time, any place? They say anything is possible, but one thing is for sure. If you missed the “Black Women Helping Black Women” event, you missed an event that was beyond a measure of unity, full of inspiration and business opportunities. Well, keep reading and HHM will fill you in, although nothing will take the place of having been there.
IF YOU ARE MISSING THE “BLACK WOMEN HELPING BLACK WOMEN” EVENTS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST ONE, YOU MISSED AN EVENT THAT WAS BEYOND A MEASURE OF UNITY, FULL OF INSPIRATION AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. WELL, KEEP READING AND HHM WILL FILL YOU IN, ALTHOUGH NOTHING WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF HAVING BEEN THERE.
Well, imagine the scene: a room full of women veteran entrepreneurs, new entrepreneurs, want-to-be entrepreneurs and everything in between. You see women in business suits, women dressed casually; women made up, women with no make up; women with processed hair, women with natural hair and women with no hair. None of these things seemed to matter because everyone in the room was focused on the common goal: How do we handle our business?
PBC, Inc. Presents HHM was on the scene to take notes on what was really going down, and we have a lot of notes to share. The event took place on the corner of 1001 Wright Ave. at Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing owned by Garbo Hearne. What was it about? Black women helping black women. The event went way beyond exchanging business cards although that was a major part of the event. They had this part of the event called the Think Tank. Unbelievable!!! You would have had to be there to see it. All the entrepreneurs in the room collectively supported a new upcoming entrepreneur by answering any and every question she had. Nothing was off limits. Now, we at HHM cover a lot of women-in-business events. From Atlanta to New York; from California to the Atlantis; but this event had something that we rarely see. There was a real connection in the room. We felt like everyone there actually cared about what each woman was trying to accomplish.
Attorney Tijuana Byrd was the featured speaker for this first-time event. She brought along grace and mercy as her sidekicks. She was phenomenal! Too many entrepreneurs were there to try to name. But trust me, they were some of the top names in Arkansas and a few visitors from out of state. Throughout the event, everyone there had one common goal to “help the woman sitting beside her succeed.” The energy in the room was contagious.
Event coordinator, Tara Shephard says that’s exactly what the event was for, a place where black women could come together and support each other. By the night’s end, movements of hearts, words and inspiration were felt and received in ways it has never been done before among the African American women in Little Rock, many said. This meeting was indeed a great start on the road of achievement with sisters who know how to handle business sharing information, inspiration and fun. It was a job well done for all the women involved with starting and organizing this wonderful event. If we could sum up what we left with from the event, we would simply say:
B4 = ( Bold + Brilliant + Brown + Beautiful )