One thing I absolutely have a passion for is fellow women entrepreneurs. It is so amazing to me to see other women who are rocking it out in their own way, but also not afriad to help others to do the same. So when Melisa Alaba first reached out to me to speak at the WE (Women Entrepreneurs) Rock Conference, I was absolutely elated! Unfortunately, the timing does not work in my favor, but trust and believe I am putting it in my calendar for 2015!
I really love what the WE Rock Conference is all about and wanted to share with you all, especially if you live in the Atlanta area. The founders of Women Entrepreneurs Rock are Melisa Alaba and Edeline Dryden. Edeline started the organization in 2011 as Women Rock. And in 2013, they formed a company together as Women Entrepreneurs Rock LLC. This started their partnership to expand the vision of helping women to establish their business on a solid foundation.
So I spent some time with Melisa to get the inside scoop on the conference and what this movement is about. Check out the interview below and be sure to visit WE Rock National for more information.
How did you get started?
Melisa: After meeting Edeline Dryden at an event I shared my vision for Women Entrepreneurs with her. We soon found out that we had a similar goal and we joined forces in 2013 to bring that vision to life. Our partnership allowed us to grow Women Entrepreneurs Rock into a National Conference that gathered speakers and attendees from across the country.
What are the goals of Women Entrepreneurs Rock?
Melisa: Women Entrepreneurs Rock is committed to helping women with small businesses build their companies and grow. We offer workshops, tele-conferences, and an annual conference and summit. We are dedicated to helping women nationally start and grow sustainable businesses that provide economic freedom for them and their families.
What are the keys for effective collaboration?
Melisa: I believe that in order to have an effective collaboration you and your partner need to share the same vision and values for your business venture. You also need to have the ability to bring others in to offer services that contribute to your idea. Basically, you can not do it all and you need to have the idea that growth is a collaborative effort. Edeline and I are fortune to share the same values and we are always seeking opportunites to make our business better so we can serve women to the best of our abiliies. When women businesses grow we all grow.
Why should women come to the WE Rock Conference?
Melisa: Every conference is different. WE Rock is the premier place to learn strategies for growth, educate yourself on innovation and trends and meet collaborate partners to build your business. Women who come to our conferences walk away with tools and contacts to make their business come true. Each year we bring speakers from across the country who are building a business that thrives. Our speakers share their secrets for success which impacts our audience greatly.
is a FLY Mom Mentor & CEO of Moms ‘N Charge®. A happy wife to an amazing hubby of 11 years, and homeschooling mother of three, she teaches moms how to FLY (First Love Yourself). She uses her corporate background to work with women who are ready to start a new business, accelerate their career growth & design a life they love. She's on a mission to help moms to battle the mom guilt epidemic, so they can begin to put themselves first on their never-ending list of priorities. Sign up at MomsNCharge.com for her FREE E-book: 5 Simple Tips to Conquer Mompreneurship + the KILLER™ Strategy System to Accomplishing Your Goals!
Something about the last born getting older 😭 This is 1️⃣1️⃣. Also, she will be in middle school 😭 We had cake for breakfast cause, why not? 🤷🏾♀️ @brielleflips is so much more than an amazing gymnast (but be sure to give her a follow and check her out 🤸🏾♀️).
Watching her grow up into the smart, talented, confident and funny (with a side of shade 👀😆) young lady she is becoming is such an honor and a privilege. 💜
The last several weeks have been a lot. And I’m understanding that grief and joy can co-exist. Today is all joy, and I thank God for the blessing of this little lady in our lives. 🙏🏾 The greatest blessing hubby and I have are these young humans God entrusted us to raise. 💜
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I don’t know what “this” is for you. But I want to send some light your way & a reminder that whatever “this” is, you got it 👊🏾
Celebrating another year of life reminded me that “I got this.” 🙏🏾Learning new things, pushing through challenges, and aborting my comfort zone (even more) are the goals. 🎯
Thank you for all the birthday wishes 🤗
Mompreneurs: If you’re a new social media manager or content creator, I would love to connect with you. Drop a comment or shoot me a DM.
And be sure to check out my stories for a dope free training that starts today. 🥳
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𝗔 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗱𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲, 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗻, 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗯𝗶𝗴, 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘁 & 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲. ~𝗨𝗻𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻
Anytime I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed I try to immediately shift into gratitude mode. It keeps things in perspective and reminds me that no matter what, God’s grace and blessings are always present. 🙏🏾
*𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗮: 𝗤𝘂𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀* (I don’t even have an Alexa but if I did…😆)
#gratefulbeyondwords #palmsunday #momsncharge #blackmomsblog #holyweek
One of the many reasons I’m grateful for entrepreneurship is the fact that it allows me to support our children in ways I would’ve otherwise been restricted.
From Jan-March I was able to work on location as I traveled to every meet with @brielleflips & her team (MA, SC, NC, GA, PA).
Being able to expose our kids to as many opportunities and spaces where they can see themselves is imperative. So I’m honored to support and be on the Advisory Council for @browngirlsdogymnastics 🤸🏾♀️
#repostedfrom @browngirlsdogymnastics: 𝟳 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗚𝗗𝗚 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀!
Camp Isla™ - NC A&T
July 3-8, 2022
6th Annual BGDG Conference
hosted by Fisk University
July 22-25, 2022
For more info visit our website: browngirlsdogymnastics.com
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👂🏾 Confession: I used to hate the term “Supermom” because it felt like something unattainable.
It felt like I would always have to have it together or know what I’m doing. And let’s face it: that’s not always the case at ALL (but 🤫 don’t tell the kids)! Can you relate?
As my kids grow up, I grow with them. I don’t expect them to be perfect and I make sure they don’t expect me to be either.
🦹🏾♀️ Being a Supermom to me, means I’m able to juggle motherhood & business in a way that makes me feel good (without feeling guilty).
It means that I get to define what that looks like to me, and celebrate other moms doing it in their own way too. 🙌🏾
𝗠𝘆 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗺 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀: juggling like I’m a member of @universoulcircus 🤹🏾♀️😆 - I did an entire summit interview the other day from my car (didn’t look like it though lol) while @brielleflips was at practice. Then, while she was at a bday party, I was having dinner next door with some mom friends - margaritas anyone? 😆
What’s your Supermom power❓
Supermom jogger set: @supermomculture
P.S. While this is my favorite jogger set, I don’t understand why I am still wearing hoodies and sweatpants in April but I digress 🙄
💄: @baabsbeauty x @momsncharge ‘Candy Apple Crush’
#Momentrepreneur #workfromhomemoms #momsinbusiness #momslifestyle #supermomculture #socialmediamanagerslife #mommybloggers #momsncharge #femaleentrepreneurlife #blackmomsblog #mompreneurs #mompreneurlife #mompreneurship
Random Friday selfies with the fam cause why not? The boys can’t be trusted to take a “real” pic on the first try. And my phone can’t be trusted around the girls 🤦🏾♀️ SWIPE ⬅️ #thatsmyfamily 💜 How are you spending Friday/weekend?
After not being able to play with his @upwardsports basketball league for 2 years, Jr came back for his last season and CRUSHED it! 🔥
His team went undefeated yesterday and won the championship game. Jr averaged 12 pts/game but scored his highest for the season with 20 pts. in this last game (final score: 56-37)! This boy was on 🔥🔥🔥 yesterday and we are so proud 😭🙌🏾 I challenged him to 16 pts and he knocked it out 💪🏾
His coaches surprised the team with championship medals (so it’s a good thing they won cause the first half was too close for my nerves 🤣). And I learned that this is just not a sport either myself or hubby can be trusted to record 🤦🏾♀️ We missed most cause we were so into it but got one of his 3 pointers 🏀 SWIPE ⬅️ Next up, @aaubasketball! #proudmommoment
Also, can’t believe he’s going into High School 🥺 This week will be all about finalizing his freshman year classes. And since we homeschool, he’s already got some HS credits on deck. ✅
#basketballmom #upwardbasketball #aaubasketball #homeschoolmoms #momsncharge
"If you can't fly, then run; can't run, walk; can't walk, crawl. Just keep moving forward." ~Dr. Martin Luther King.
I believe this quote has so much significance even today because even though so many before us fought for us, there is still so much work to be done. Even though there are so many things that try to knock us down, we have to continue to move forward. We have to continue to do the things that may not always be popular.
So many amazing quotes that continue to impact us for generations to come. Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 🖤
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✌🏾out 2021, 🥂 to 2022. No matter what challenges or obstacles may arise, grateful to always have these humans by my side. Wishing you all love, peace and blessings in this new year and beyond. 🖤
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