The fun began Friday, October 26th, where a few empowered women of Houston spoke about everything from overcoming adversity to staying body positive to the issues they had to overcome from working in a male driven world. Vee Ramos, a Houston brand designer, gave an impelling speech of living an emotionally healthy life. Ramos, knowing the struggle of balancing mental health, shed light on the topic and encouraged others to share. The Menninger Clinic and Red & Black Books sponsored Ramos’ panel.
Along with these motivational keynotes, Girls Inc. of Greater Houston provided us with an insight of its organization, whose goal is to equip young women between the ages of 6-18 years old with skills to grow individually and realize their own power as they turn into young adult. Girls Inc. was founded in 1864 as a group to provide support between young girls and women who were turning their attention away from the home after the Civil War. To this day, Girls Inc. is still inspiring girls to be strong, independent women.
Leaving with a “Wine-Down” reception, provided by Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen, we were ready for Day 2!
On October 27th, Woman Up provided a “Girl Power Pop Up Shop” featuring foods from Houston vendors, hands on workshops, and boutiques. More than 70 women owned vendors participated! Houston organizations were present to talk about women in their industry and how their strong motivation helped them achieve goals to get them where they are today! By leveling the playing field, Bumble sponsored a photobooth encouraging women to make the first move.
The weekend was filled with all around inspiring women sharing their stories and experiences by coming together to support each other. Check out the highlights below: