“When it’s all over please get up and leave
Question, tell me how you feel about this
Try to control me, boy, you get dismissed
Pay my own fun, oh, and I pay my own bills”
It’s the week of Independence Day, as well as the anticipated music festival, Essence Festival. And we want to encourage women to thrive in their independence all week long!
Of course, 4th of July is a celebration of the Declaration of Independence, in which Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies that made up the United States were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.
While families rejoice in this freedom by grilling food, spending time with loved ones, and watching the fireworks, we want women to salute themselves in their own independence. Whether that is being financially independent, living their best lives without a significant other, or striving in their own business, women should make a toast to themselves!
Essence Festival, which is a celebration of entertainment, community, & empowerment, also falls this week. The magazine and the festival always want to push for empowerment and bettering one’s self, and the events going on during the festival correlates with that message. Check out these events going on this week that will uplift & inspire every independent woman:
Nurse Power Brunch: Saturday, June 6
Filled with delicious food, mimosas, & good times, this networking event is perfect for any nurse or person working in the health business. There will be interactive workshops, speakers talking about starting your own health business, & tools that’ll help any traveling nurse, health practitioner, & more! Even though this event is sold out, you can catch all the highlights, pictures, key takeaways, & more on the site!
Bold Beauty Boss: Friday, June 5-Sunday, June 7
This event is perfect for every beauty lover! Style influencers, celebrities, & beauty junkies will be sharing the tricks of the trade of the fashion industry in this all weekend event! The event will include discussions, brunch, & an expression event. Colour U Cosmetics will be there as well, with professional MUAs to give you the perfect glow up!
Unlock Your Potential: Friday, July 5-Saturday, July 6
CEOs, entrepreneurs, change makers-this event is for you! E-Suite is hosting this exclusive event for the people who are ready to make money-moves in their business! This event during Essence Festival wants to connect, build and engage with other women bosses in an intimate setting. The mayor of New Orleans will make an appearance, with a panel of a plethora of successful women in the corporate, government, entertainment, & entrepreneurial world.
Pretty RX at Essence–Saturday, July 6
This event will make any woman feel pretty! Dr. Myla Bennett Powell is hosting an event for all beauty lovers! Attendees will get a chance to explore a beauty bar, as well as get to ask about each specific product. There will also be a panel discussion, with complimentary cocktails & food.