While social media is great, nothing beats meeting people and talking about ideas in person. That is why attending events organized for communities you feel a part of can help you get motivated and encouraged.
Late last month, the Ubiquitous Women’s Expo was held and it had a huge success. This is the 8th anniversary of the largest event in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area dedicated to empowering multicultural women. This annual event is an amazing opportunity for women of color to network, learn, and grow.
Besides providing the opportunity for attendees to connect with each other, the event also had an amazing agenda packed with incredible speakers. This event gathers over 10 000 people annually, and this year was no exception. The guests made this year’s event unforgettable. A master class from the inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant and a live performance of a grammy nominated R&B singer, record producer, and instrumentalist were reason enough for the people of color to visit the event. However, The Ubiquitous Women’s Expo offered so much more. From spiritual motivation to business lessons, the expo had everything needed to help inspire women of color. Other special guests included Kenya Moore, Maurette Brown Clark, Casey J, Robyn Dixon, and Gizelle Bryant from Housewives of Potomac. Additionally, Nephew Tommy, CeCe Winans, and others also attended the event.
The agenda of the event allowed attendees to learn a lot as well as to get inspired by various ideas. The event was amazingly executed and there was always something to do or see, making the event loaded with useful information, fun conversations, and ways to grow your network.
Besides being able to attend diverse workshops, panel discussions, and performances, attendees were also able to engage with exhibitors. Hearing about success stories and trying out different brands ensured that attendees and brands were able to make valuable connections. This year’s exhibit was sponsored by CVSHealth, Cantu, Mielle, Miracle 9, and, Ambi Skincare.
The expo did an amazing job of celebrating Black excellence through various topics including beauty, hair, wellness, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. The event had an overwhelmingly positive effect on the community. By providing guidance, inspiration, and empowerment to the women of color, the event was not only a place of bonding and healing for the community, but it was also an event that will surely empower women of color to be successful and to do things their way.