Grind & Flourish


    Empowering women to put in the work, break free from the norm and flourish in their personal & career goals.

    The Second Annual Fearlessly SHE Summit is the premier event for go gett(h)ers, influenc(h)ers, game chang(h)ers and entrepren(h)ers. This exclusive weekend experience by The Strength of SHE is a two-day conference of empowerment for women of color. Each year, we focus on a topic that women can relate to and improve upon in their personal and professional lives, in order to reach a new level of success, growth and confidence.


    Our 2018 conference theme is "GRIND & FLOURISH" because we believe behind every glow up is a hardworking woman demolishing her goals. This year's attendees the opportunity to tackle every day obstacles and gain the tools they need to elevate their lives.


    The conference sessions will consist of fireside chats, interactive workshops and tribe networking!


    Click the button below to secure your tickets! You will be redirected to eventbrite to purchase.


    Monique Rodriguez

    CEO & Founder of Mielle Organics


    Monique is a beauty maven and powerhouse who created the Mielle brand in 2014 after nursing her own hair back to health from color and heat damage with homemade concoctions. The brand has grown from one product to 25 result-centric solutions. Mielle is now receives orders from 87 countries is available in over 15,000 locations. ⠀

    Monique has been featured on The Real Talkshow, The Steve Harvey Show and in Essence Magazine. She has such a powerful story of creating this brand and growing it to where it is today.

    Gabrielle Flowers Rader

    Vlogger at GabeBabeTV


    As a wife and mother of two, Gabe is a lifestyle vlogger is spreading love, life and laughter across the world by simply living her life on camera. ⠀

    After leaving the corporate world, she founded the Youtube channels, GabeBabeTV and TheGabeFix, which have grown to over 400k subscribers with millions of monthly views. Through this she’s been blessed with the opportunity to work with multiple brands including some national commercials and live TV appearances. ⠀


    We have an awesome lineup of diverse, black women from different backgrounds

    with so many gems to share!

    Siobhan Sudberry | Workshop Host

    Siobhan Sudberry is a Clarity Cultivator, founder of BeFree Project and host of the podcast, Girl Be Free. She teaches women how to get unstuck, gain clarity and cultivate the life they desire on their terms. She’s passionate about empowering women and encouraging them to show up for themselves and take action in their life.


    She hosts in-person events called the BeFree Meetup and has an exclusive online community called the BeFree Inner Circle that connects, gathers and supports women on their journey to being free. Siobhan believes that every woman should be able to make herself a priority minus feeling guilty and she's dedicated to providing them with the tools and resources they need.

    Jessica Lauren | Workshop Host

    Jessica Lauren is an actress and the creator of the lifestyle + inspirational blog NoRealJewelry.com. She is also the host of The Sunday Jumpstart Podcast—A weekly podcast helping #GoalGetters ditch the excuses, do the work and make ish happen! Jessica started her creative entrepreneurial journey in 2015–when she was tired of dealing with the constant rejection in her acting career. So she created her own yes!


    Almost 3 years later and Jessica has hosted workshops, created a podcast, an online store and a website that encourages women to not only dream big but to do the work to make their dreams com true. You can now catch Jessica blogging or acting on onstage with Sesame Street Live, on Tv as Officer Riley on Chicago PD and various national commercials such as McDonalds and Chuck E Cheese.

    Riona Edmonds | Workshop Host

    Riona has been coaching women for over 4 years and has helped hundreds of women lose weight, enhance their mindsets and truly make healthy living their lifestyle. Through her own personal weight loss transformation, life and mindset struggles, she has learned some very important lessons. Since the birth of her 20 Week Queen For Life Program in January of 2017, she has helped almost 400 women transform not only physically but mentally as well.


    Riona believes more goes into this lifestyle than what meets the eye. Fitness is more than just the physical aspect. Fitness is very much mental as well. You MUST work on your mindset and you MUST make this a LIFESTYLE if you want to truly take control of your life and become a QUEEN.

    Kristin Sutton| Workshop Host

    Kristin Sutton, founder of Debt Free Black Girl, is a money therapist that empowers fly young women to change the way they think about money so they can save more, spend less and pay off debt. As a licensed therapist, her daily mission is to uncover and eliminate the mental roadblocks that hinder people from achieving their goals and living the life of their dreams. Four years ago, she was dead broke, battling with depression, 40 pounds overweight, swimming in debt and on the verge of homelessness. After seeking therapy, she shifted her mindset completely and as a result, she went from having overdue bills and ducking and dodging phone calls to paying off over $10K in debt in just a matter of months while on a struggle bus salary. Kristin currently teaches and coaches clients in her Be Debt Free program where she helps them regain confidence in themselves to take control over their finances.


    We have an exciting lineup of fireside chats, workshops and tribe networking!

    Friday, September 7 | Self-care & Sisterhood Night

    6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    • Fireside chat with Keynote Monique Rodriguez, Founder of Mielle Organics
    • Wine and libations (one complimentary with registration)
    • Special self-care stations 
    • Vendor shopping
    • Tribe networking 

    Saturday, September 7 | Grind & Flourish Day

    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      This day includes: light refreshments and snacks, four interactive workshops, curated vendors, networking opportunities with entrepreneurs, influencers and leaders from across the country.


      9 a.m. - Doors Open + Registration + Breakfast


      10 a.m. - Welcome


      10:30 a.m. - Flourish Workshop with Jessica Lauren


      11:30 a.m. - Grind Workshop with Riona Edmonds


      12:30 p.m. - Lunch + Shop + Explore


      2 p.m. - Fireside chat with Keynote Gabe Flowers, Vlogger at GabeBabeTV


      3 p.m. - Grind Workshop with Kristin Sutton


      4 p.m. - Flourish Workshop with Siobhan Sudberry


      5 p.m. - Program Wrap Up + Final Mingling + Shopping



      The Fearlessly SHE Summit is made possible by our amazing sponsors and partners.

      If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Bria Booker at bria@thestrengthofshe.com.


      Honey Baby Naturals | VIP Sponsor

      Honey Baby Naturals was created for mothers who are still searching for amazing and effective products for their kids. A collection of Hair & Skin Products made with natural and safe ingredients. All VIP attendees will leave with a full size product from Honey Baby Naturals

      *Latina-Owned Business

      Luster's Pink | Product Sponsor

      Luster Products, Inc. is the leading African-American owned manufacturer of premium personal care products servicing people worldwide. Luster Products' brands include the Pink Brand, products for women. Our attendees will get some awesome sample products!
      *Black-Owned Business

      Createrella Florals & Design | Floral Sponsor

      At Createrella Florals & Design makes the ordinary simply beautiful by using wholesale and recycled materials. They make floral arrangements and designs for your home, table, or event. All center pieces for the event are provided b Createrella Florals & Design!

      *Female & Black Owned Business

      Herring Moments Photography | Photography Sponsor

      Herring Moments Photography is a husband and wife duo, who come together to capture life's beautiful moments for you!

      All official photography will be taken by Herring Moments Photography

      *Black Owned Business


      Shop & connect with businesses that support women of color and were handpicked to be your exclusive vendors.

      Apply to be a vendor with this form. If you have questions, please contact Tyra at tyra@thestrengthofshe.com.

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