We have curated vendors who cater specifically to the needs of Black women. Over 85% of them just so happen to be Black and/or women-owned. Shop Black before Black Friday!
Past Sisters will recognize our signature panels like State of Black America, but expect an all new schedule. Panels will discuss everything you need to get motivated from business to relationships!
Experience 12+ exclusive performances by your favorite R&B and gospel artists during our Gospel Explosion, COS R&B Concert, and Liz Black & Friends Gospel Showcase!
A percentage of proceeds will go to the Loveland Foundation to provide mental health resources to Black women and girls.
We’re going to end this day on a high note! Join us as we sing at the top of our lungs along to these soulful performances.
A true annual tradition for past Circle of Sisters attendees, our signature gospel concert is not one to miss! These performances will inspire, empower, and give you life!
Join WLIB’s Liz Black as she gathers some of gospels emerging artists and notable stars for fun and energetic performances that will supercharge your spirits!
Moderator: Jennifer Jones Austin
Remarks: Rev. Al Sharpton
Panelists: Ann Tripp, Tamika Mallory, and Attorney Ben Crump
Our country is going through some tough times, but it is not the time for us to be lax and allow the government, alone, to write our narrative. The people who have paved the way before us have risked their lives, time and energy to provide us with the right to mobilize and be active. It’s our turn to take the wheel and drive our country to greatness; the question is – how?
We all often ask ourselves what we can do to impact change, to show our solidarity, to help our community grow and to make our politicians listen. Panelists will provide the advice you need to combat these trying times and activate real change.
Panelists: Tarawoner & Keyaira Kelly
Join WBLS’s Shaila, her daughter media personality Scottie Beam and a panel of mothers and daughters who have turned their creativity into capital and will share their secrets of success with you! With the global pause there has been more time to stop, connect, listen and reflect. This is especially true for mother-daughter relationships. Now mommies and their millennials have time to connect more and get creative in quarantine, giving birth to grand ideas!
Keynote by Alex Wolf (@alexwolf)
Making content is the quickest, most effective way to get more of what you want by being more of who you are. The question is, do you know what content you should make for yourself or your business to get the paid opportunities you want consistently? Join one of Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business, Alex Wolf, as she shares the 3 biggest mistakes people make when trying to build an online community and what you should be doing instead to start seeing growth and more paid inquiries right away!
Host: Déjà Vu, @dejavuspeaks
Panelists: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche (@thebudgetnistaTiff), Beatrice Dixon, Teri Ijeoma, Charis Jones, and Njeri Rowland
Black Women control the majority of the $1.2 trillion in Black American spending. But how do we harness that power into a potential business, current ventures, and future investments? Listen as these powerful businesswomen share their personal financial journeys, keys to securing the bag, and gem drops on how to make their money work for them. These ladies will teach us to translate our hustler ambitions into financial gain and opportunity.
Faith is limitless, it’s the foundation and strength in all of our life’s experiences. But there are many times in our lives when we feel very disconnected from our faith and begin to question if we are able, if we can move forward, or if we can have joy again? These deeply-rooted women will teach us about using God’s Word as food to fuel and build your faith in all areas of our life.
Hosted by TT Torrez (@tttorrez)
Panelists: Cathleen Trigg-Jones, Marilyn Van Alstyne, Erin Hall Harris, & Ericka Pittman
Join industry leaders to discuss how business owners and freelancers can build resilience in 2021. Each of their stories proves that despite the setbacks, the solution you need can be achieved by canceling out the background noise and recharging your thoughts, your plans and your connections.
Host: LaDawn Black
Featuring Dr. Sapna Palek, Co-Founder, Journelle
WBLS on-air personality, LaDawn and Co-Founder of Journelle, Dr. Sapna Palep discuss the importance of self care and how it transcends surface-level. Get to know Journelle, a fashionable lingerie resource that embraces an inclusive scope of beauty by designing products for different body shapes and skin tones.
Hosted by Lenny Green, @lennygreen
Join this panel for a real conversation on how our Black men are showing up for Black Women. Get a look into how personal experiences have shaped and informed their choices on love, uplifting their partners and what they see as opportunities for growth!
Let go and let flow to get your mind and body ready for Circle of Sisters!
Courtenay S. Brown, Founder & Owner of Shabach Yoga, @shabachyoga
Gospel Flow Yoga® : Reiki Master and Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner, Courtenay will be presenting a vinyasa flow geared towards creating a worship experience on your mat.
Justice Dilworth – 200hr RYT, @thepublicjustice
Resilience in Rest: Unlock resilience through rest and self love with this meditation and yoga combination class. All levels welcome, and modifications will be prompted throughout the class. A 10-minute meditation will prepare us for postures that focus on the heart and hips, two areas where women often store our stress.
WBLS’ master mixers will be bringing the party to YOU!
Mixes by Miss I.D., DJ Kool Red Alert, DJ Enuff, DJ Marley Marl, DJ Scratch, DJ S-1, and more!
100 Black and women-owned businesses to shop before Black Friday!
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