Speaking at Everygirls Rise – A Career Empowerment Conference

After my first weekend in Chicago, I feel Unstoppable – I represented Instagram this weekend at The Everygirls Rise Career Conference and spoke on a panel of powerful women!

The Everygirl was named a top 100 website for #millennialwomen by #Forbes and has since been a leading resource helping shape creative, career-driven women, and currently has over 1 million unique monthly readers.

They brought me into Chicago to talk about some of my favorite work experiences – launching #ShareBlackStories and bringing my full self to work while remaining honest & healthy.

Sharing a full video stream of the panel below!

So happy to be grounded in this present moment, and sharing my joy with other driven women.

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A few very important things to note about this post: ✨ I am in love with my potential and my present and it shows ✨ I was working on this Mario “Pray For Bahamas” spoof and little did I know this girl in the background was watching me and narrating to her friend 😂 “She’s trying so hard not to laugh.” #PrayForBahamas #ActuallyThough ✨ Here’s a snippet of what brought me to this beautiful city – encouraging people to walk in their truth! It was crazy how few women in the audience had heard the Bay Area’s beaten “be your authentic self at work” phrase. After today, I’m eager to keep coming out and speaking about how important it is to work somewhere your identity (be you immigrant, trans, differently abled, Muslim, Black as Hell) is supported and respected.👊🏾

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Rise & Grind,

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