I am having a really good week. I have been taking care of my business, doing lots of networking, meeting some very interesting people. One thing I am finding is that people are serious about doing business now. Maybe it’s the economic uncertainty. Whatever it is, I am finding that most people are putting their best foot forward to make things happen!!
Ad Week has been very interesting, some really good panels and some panels that I wished I had not attended. I was happy about that there were more panels on diversity but the panels did not have the diversity that I expected. I am shocked that a panel of mainly white folks were discussing culture and diversity and not one African-American person was on the panel. There were a couple of guys from Latin America but not from the USA. Same ole shit, just dressed up differently. I walked out of the panel and let people know on Twitter what went down. This happened a few times. Yet all was not lost, overall it was a good experience and made some mega contacts, so it is what it is until it is not anymore. Change is happening.
Nevertheless, CTAM is great!! Rubbing elbows with all the networks. One very exciting thing coming up this week is The WBLS Circle of Sisters being held this weekend, October 8th and 9th at Jacob Javits in New York City. This is an annual event for WBLS and it is one of the most successful and positive events I have ever attended.
This year will be one of the most exciting ever! Featured will be hundreds of businesses owned by Women and People of All Colors!! Just love saying that! Thousands of people will attend, most of them Black Women of all ages and backgrounds.
Steve Harvey will be there doing his show, Rev. Al Sharpton and Newark Mayor Corey Booker will be on a panel about the State of Black America, Bishop Hezekiah Walker will perform on the Gospel Explosion, there will be a listening party for Tyrese’s new album, a concert will be headlined by Musiq Soulchild, fashion shows, healthy cooking demonstrations, panels and sessions on health, career and business. It’s a weekend of non-stop energy so get your ticket now!!!! Of course there will be the major corporate sponsors that love our dollars and our loyalty.
For more info and tickets go to http://www.circleofsisters.com