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The Other Festival: Women Empowering Women

The Other Festival: Women Empowering Women

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The sun is out and it screams summer more than a cool spring day. Although I’d love to relax across the green fields of Central Park, the busy streets of Lower Manhattan are calling me to The Other Festival. If you haven’t yet read our story with Dee Poku, the creator behind the pop culture meets business festival, head on over before you continue reading!

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For many, going to an early morning conference is not the highlight of their day, but The Other Festival, well it’s different. It has all the “other” essences you would not expect from a branding or entrepreneurial meet-up. The first all-female festival in New York brought together leaders from the music, food, fashion, film, and tech industries.

“I’m a creator, and I love being around other creatives to stay inspired. I love the idea of women empowerment and everyone encouraging each other to do what they love, I stand behind that 100%, shared Jeanice Parker, a guest at the festival.

The event was packed with actionable tips and motivation to achieve your goals. When Naomi Campbell tells you to aim high by going, “right to the boss” and skipping “the assistant,” you do just that. That was one of the many success pointers from industry-leading women like Campbell at the festival.

Cheering and clapping followed model and writer Dounia Tazi’s empowering body-positive message while laughter filled the room with talks from the fabulous artists Lindsey Stirling, Jasmine Solano, Kitty Cash, and Chelsea Leyland.

The Smart Shop Village at the festival had our pockets crying for joy for ethical and sustainable products from women-led businesses. It also allowed event-goers to further connect and share stories.

“It’s uplifting to see real women doing real things. You can read about these things, but it’s different. It’s like if she can do it; I can do it,” stated Tiffani Chanelle, an event-goer.

Rosario Dawson, alongside her business partner Abrima Erwiah, was welcomed with smiles to talk about their fashion label. Their message was moving on the topics of philanthropy, creativity, and women working in the corporate industry. One of Dawson’s most resonated quotes for the evening was “Help me, and let me help you.” Her closing remark was congratulating Poku on a phenomenal job – it summed up the meaning of the event. Women empowering women.

The festival was not only an opportunity to take notes on career success, but a blessed chance to motivate each other and shake up the world with our voice, our story.

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