On November 20-21, 2020, WBLS 107.5 FM held their first-ever virtual expo celebrating 17 years of female empowerment with content focused on today’s black woman. The showcase featured singers, entrepreneurs, and marketing and business savvy individuals committed to spreading awareness and positivity on how women can level up and pivot into bigger and better opportunities.
Despite all that has happened since the pandemic, I am grateful that we have gotten the chance to connect in ways that we never thought possible. There’s no way that I would have been able to attend a conference on the east coast while still enjoying the comforts of my home. Plus, I got the opportunity to catch the events I didn’t get to see due to preparing for final research projects by watching the Circle of Sisters Rewind on Demand.
I hope once all is back to a newer normal, I can attend the conference in person. There were many practical workshops from being a mother and a millennial (which I am a part of this club) to learning better ways to network and promote your skills professionally in business settings. Lastly, they even featured a great workshop on financial literacy that I feel is necessary for the African American community, given our buying power and the generations to follow in our footsteps.
If 2020 hasn’t taught you much, it should have taught you that life is very short and that having a backup plan and proper management skills are essential to everyday functioning. Check out more information and events regarding WBLS 107.5 from their site https://www.wbls.com/ and via their social media accounts across Facebook and Instagram @WBLS1075NYC and Twitter @WBLS1075FM. Access merchandise and information regarding the Circle of Sisters conference at https://www.wbls.com/circle-of-sisters-2020/.