It has been just over a week since my last post! Thanks for still visiting my blog *smiling* !!
Last week Tuesday I hosted the second Keziah CONNECTIONS Nurture and Network™ evening at the Illuminum Fragrance Lounge in the heart of Mayfair.
It was a fabulous affair, the atmosphere was uplifting and full of encouragement…but as they say, a picture says a thousand words, here is a small selection of images that truly capture the essence of the evening…
…. do peruse my Pinterest page to view even more images from the event!
As I looked through the images, it was an extremely humbling experience. I feel honoured to be able to bring these beautiful, intelligent and ambitious Women of Colour together, the room was energised and full of passion!
Christine Benson, the CEO of Unique Brand Partners which overseas the Illuminum Fragrance brand stated that there was ‘so much talent in that one room, it was infectious’!!
Christine herself has the audience enraptured with her knowledge and expertise of the industry and in the words of Jo Gay of ‘Purple Patent Life; ‘She really got the group thinking about the possibilities and opportunities there are for us as consumers to become brand leaders.’
I couldn’t have put it better myself!
There were 8 business owners in attendance, including Cheryl Effiom, the founder of Karamel and Brown, Steph and Sarah Jarrett, the founders of blackandbrown.net (of whom I have blogged about recently), Meridith Hypolite the founder and director of J’ouvert Cosmetics and of course the guest speaker Dr Yana Johnson, MBE.
Yana’s speech was heartfelt and humorous – she recounted her 10 year journey of getting to where she is today, sharing how she grew the brand organically, how she managed a change in distribution strategy and how the brand is setting itself up for international growth.
One thing that she said resonated with me deeply – she stated that everything she has every done she did with excellence – she never cut corners and always attempted to be the very best she could be – and as a result her contribution to the British beauty industry has been recognised with the awarding of a MBE!
So when is the next evening I hear you say???
The 3rd Keziah CONNECTIONS Nurture and Network™ evening, which will be held at the exquisite Mandara Spa at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge – the first Mandara Spa in the UK, and the only one in Europe.
The theme of this 3rd evening will be Public Relations and Communications – part 1. Top speakers from Mandara Spa, Sainsbury’s (where the Mandara Spa Bath and Body range is retailed) and Monty PR will be on hand to inform and educate you on how to promote and publicise your product and your brand.
Book today to secure your space.