She Owns It She Biz Conference Celebrates Its Third Year


She Owns It She Biz Conference Celebrates Its Third Year

CHICAGO, Ill. — The She Owns It She Biz Conference returned for its third consecutive year, continuing its mission created and produced by Black Women and supported by Black men. Everyone is welcome to empower Black women through purpose-driven workshops, panels, Q&A Sessions, and professional resources. The conference was a resounding success, welcoming attendees of all backgrounds and, most importantly, receiving substantial support from Black men.

"My team and I are so grateful to everyone who supported this year's She Owns It She Biz Conference to help make the third year a success," shares Christ Love, Executive Producer of the Conference. "We look forward to returning in 2025 and having more Black women, men, and everyone join us for a day full of empowerment and inspiration."

The conference started with Dr. La'vel Hardy's inspiring "She's Spiritual" session, in which she motivated attendees to push each other toward achieving their goals. Upon entry, attendees also participated in "She Releases," facilitated by Ashe Counseling and Coaching, a session designed to help participants overcome barriers to their success.

This year's conference introduced highly attended new segments like "She's Real Estate" and "She Prosper Q & A," which provided valuable insights into building wealth through financial literacy and property ownership. "She's Early Childhood Education," presented by Tamera Fair and Tonia Evans, was another big highlight of the day. It offered essential tools for starting or enhancing businesses in childhood development. The workshop was particularly moving, with Evans praising Fair for her dedication to helping others and helping her bring attendees to tears.

The keynote panel was moderated by Yvette Moyo, the 2021 LegaSHE Honoree. It featured distinguished speakers such as Dr. Carol Adams, Jeanette Foreman, Hermene Hartman, and Dorothy R. Leavell, all She Owns It She Biz 2023 honorees. The achievements and commitment of these women in their 70s and 80s have created substantial opportunities for Black women across different sectors and established them as pioneers of transformation. Their narratives and enduring legacies are a testament to the strength and resilience that have propelled social progress in Chicago. By showcasing these trailblazers, the conference collectively celebrates their historical contributions and motivates current and future generations to persist in their pursuit of progress and equality.

This year, instead of distributing awards throughout the conference, the She Owns It She Biz culminated with the "She's Honored" reception. This special event celebrated all ten honorees' exceptional achievements and significant contributions in supporting and advancing Black women.

The honorees included:

Pam Oliver Herstory Honoree

Merry Green InnovateHer

Terri Winston TrailbalzHer Honoree

Jessica Oliver EducateHer Honoree

Maudlyene Ihejirika Herstory Honoree

Tamera Fair LegaShe Honoree

Dr. Michele Hoskins CreatHer Honoree

Lady Erica Glen ShePrays Honoree

Autumn Harmon She's Our Future

Julian Green He Supports Her Honoree

"We were proud to be the We Support Black Women sponsor for this year's conference, and we look forward to being a long-time partner to do our part to support Black women as Black men in business," expresses Jamhal Johnson, Co-Founder of Moor's Brewing Company. "It was also good to be a part of the She's Honored reception, honoring an impressive list of people making meaningful contributions to the community and beyond for our sisters.

The conference was proudly supported by local Black, Brown, and women-owned businesses, with Moor's Brewing Company as the exclusive "We Support Black Women Sponsor." Additional sponsors included 529 Management, Ashe Counseling and Coaching, Memoire Skincare, Brown Sugar Bakery, Momentum Coffee, Dream Center, Self Care Spa & Lounge, A&S Beverages, and E & E Mgmt, Inc., under the "We Respect Black Women" banner. NBC, Telemundo, Chicago News Weekly, The Brunch Bunch Radio show, and Chicago News Weekly were the conference media partners. Hospitality sponsors included Dollz Kitchen and Fatso Hard Kitchen.

We encourage everyone to follow She Owns It She Biz on Instagram and subscribe to our website to stay informed about upcoming events and be the first to hear about our 2025 conference.

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