Blavity/21Ninety’s 2017 EmpowerHer Conference

This past weekend, I headed to Chicago for Blavity’s second annual EmpowerHer Conference. Being the huge introvert that I am, and knowing I’d never be able to follow half the advice I’ve previously given on making the most of conference experiences, I made the trip to the Windy City anyway. I’m glad I did. While the conference was mainly for black millennial women, there were a lot of gems dropped that really any young, Black person could benefit from hearing.

To recap the conference, I’ve included some of my favorite quotes below, along with a Twitter moment from my personal account.  Read. Digest. Use (in whatever way makes sense for you).

Shout out to Blavity/21Ninety for pulling together some awesome speakers!

 

Zim Ugochukwu, Founder/CEO @Travelnoire:

**Tap into your personal power.

**Get into the mindset of execution.

**You can’t give if you ain’t got

 

Alex Wolf, Writer/Host @alexwolfco:

**If you’re trying to get to success, you have to sit through the ugliness; sit through the discomfort.

**Live as if you already have the medal; act official now.

 

Nikisha Brunson, Owner @FolieApothecary:

**Find joy in figuring things out.

**Learn how to tune into who you are.

**Your happiness comes from knowing who you are and living that out daily.

**Be gentle with yourself.

**You have something to give that only you can give.

 

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