Before the gala, guests had the opportunity to enjoy empowering words from our empowerment panel that featured real estate mogul Melody Holt,  hairstylist Cynthia Meadows, makeup artist and owner of the Glamatory Mimi Couture and Brandon Sims. Each openly shared there thoughts and struggles being entrepreneurs.

Following the panel was a fireside chat with Braxton Family Values Trina Braxton as she discussed her new venture as a bar owner and being single and Thicker Than Water Jewel Tankard who candidly talked about love and business.  See the pics below

Images by Duane Jones