Sister Summit Moves to Raleigh
Sister Summit 2016, an event celebrating women of color, will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center. Produced by the Sister Summit Foundation, the expo is the ultimate day out for women of color in the Raleigh area. This highly anticipated annual event is designed to inspire, educate and empower by promoting personal and career development, fellowship with other women and plenty of fun.
“I founded Sister Summit to give women of color an opportunity to learn and discuss the information most important to them. It’s a day where they can focus on self-empowerment and gain information to improve their lives and the lives of their family members. But it wouldn’t be Sister Summit if we didn’t have a whole lot of fun. And while our focus is on women of color, everyone is welcome. We have quite a few men who attend which is wonderful,” said Deona Smith, founder and executive producer.
With a primary mission of education, expo speakers offer informative seminars on a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, health and wellness, style and beauty, financial literacy, parenting, self-empowerment, and relationships. There will also be seminars for teen girls that feature sessions on body image, bullying, careers and business, and money matters. Seminars are not, however the only activity at Sister Summit. The other expo components include a vendor village where regional businesses will showcase their products and services, live entertainment by local artists, fitness demonstrations, arts and crafts, door prizes, and a Kids Zone with fun activities for young children.
Sister Summit is also a great way for businesses to introduce their products and services to women who make 85% of all household buying decisions. In today’s economy, it is virtually imperative for companies to reach its consumers at a grassroots level to expose them to their offerings. “Sister Summit will provide the perfect marketplace for businesses to reach this important consumer base. Recent studies show that women of color today are more educated and they have plenty of buying power. Companies shouldn’t ignore the power of their purses,” Smith stated.
The Charleston, SC based nonprofit organization is excited by its expansion to the Raleigh area and the encouragement of local women. “Raleigh is a progressive market and we want to be a part of its growth. The expo is only one of a series of events throughout the year that we’ll offer to keep the information and fun going. The women in the Triangle area welcomed us and really grabbed a hold of this event and are making it their own which is phenomenal,” Smith said.
For more information on Sister Summit, visit www.SisterSummit.com. Sponsorships and vendor space are available. Admission for the event is $15 for Adults; $5 for Children ages 6 – 12; and free for children 5 and under.