When In Atlanta...

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So here's the thing. I haven't blogged in ages or updated my portfolio, business is going great and I'm trying to grow a team, and I'm speaking at like four conferences this spring. There's soooo much I could post, but I'm going to take it slowly. 

Before I delete these pics off my desktop (it's like a guilt trip to write this post since having the urge to clean the files on my desktop), I wanted to talk about my Atlanta trip last week. I booked a cheap flight to ATL back in December and stayed with an awesome friend and fellow girlboss, Karen of wedding and event design company Pop & Fizz). I like to capitalize on my trips when possible, so I thought to myself (which I do often), "Why not host a little event in Atlanta while I'm there?" Especially because I have another awesome, event-planning and branding ninja friend like Porsha of #GoWrkGrls who I've already collaborated with in the past. We hosted a women's panel in Philadelphia like four years ago, so I knew it would be an easy partnership. I hit her up and we ended up planning the whole event within the day. We pooled our resources (especially Porsha's local connects like WeWork holla holla) and were able to create a Sunday meetup and panel discussion for women called "Women Conquering Media."

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Speakers included:

  • Diamonde Williamson of Blossom (a personalized tv experience for women of color curated and created by women of color)
  • Beca Grimm of Dope Girls (a zine for women and nonbinary people who get high & still get shit done) and 
  • Umama Kibria of Sass Brands (a marketing agency serving clients in the health and fitness industry)

...I made that into bullet points so y'all can follow them, duh!

The WeWork venue was absolutely gorgeous and we had food and drinks sponsored by friends (thanks Karen and Paul!) The best part was Priv joining forces and doing makeup, nails, and massages for attendees before the event. Totally missed a free massage opportunity, but shit happens.

I mean overall, it was a success and I'm so happy to mark off Atlanta from my "cities to host events in" list. The best part was the community of women that came to the event. One attendee said that "this type of event and space for women is so needed here." If I take FearlessCon on the road, Atlanta is definitely a stop. Here are some pics from the event below so you know I'm not lying ha ha.  

Back to deleting things from my desktop!

EntrepreneurshipMelissa Alam