“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” By Henry Ford

I just love this quote and it has always been in my top favorite five. I feel like this quote is fitting for this blog. We all have a gift to share with the world at the right time when we are ready and we can’t do it alone. We need each other to grow and when you have the right people help you along the way to share your gift, we all become successful.

I had the honor to speak at the Glow and Lead conference by My Forward Life this year with an amazing panel of women entrepreneurs. We had a casual and informal Q&A style interaction with the audience and shared our own personal stories of struggles, successes, and leadership tips. I shared this panel with the amazing Sabrina Harrison, Owner of Mint Dentistry, the hippest most luxurious dentist offices all over DFW metroplex, and powerhouse Iesha Goree, the founder of The Amadi Guess Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide children from underserved communities access to nutritious meals.

From left to right: Me, Iesha Goree, and Sabrina Harrison
From left to right: Me, Iesha Goree, and Sabrina Harrison

The night kicked off with the cosmetologist doing hair, make up, and massages for the guest at the Aveda Institute in Dallas. The top service of the night was putting in pink hair extensions. I even rocked two pink streaks in my hair too. Why was pink hair all the rage? Well one, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and two the Aveda Institute has a program that is called Give To Give, a project created to raise fund for Breast Cancer Awareness while matching your dollars in service for breast cancer patients and survivors, as well as DFW oncologist nurses and caregivers. The money from the pink hair extensions went to this beautiful cause.

img_3482I had a blast getting to know different women all over the DFW metroplex. We took professional pics on the Aveda red carpet and casual selfies like we have known each other for years. It was such a great place to meet new people and learn about each other’s business.
img_3483After the meet and greet, the panel Q&A begin. The event was hosted by comedienne Jasmin Ellis who kept the energy of the room fun and of course, funny! She asked us a series of questions. It was the same question to all of us and we shared the good, the bad, and the beautiful of our personal lives and business.

img_3487After the panel was over, I felt like we were more connected than ever before. I got to know the panel of amazing women better and was inspired by their stories myself. Everyone was exchanging numbers and was looking forward to the next meeting of the minds.


What is My Forward Life?

My Forward Life is an events and social platform with a mission to connect fun, fearless and fabulous women to new ideas, new places and to one another in a meaningful way. It was created by Jasmin Brand who is a powerhouse in the marketing and branding world. Her goal was to build a community that connected professional women to new faces, new places and new ideas. Since its inception, My Forward Life has connected thousands of Dallas’ brightest women with one another and plans to expand to other cities in 2017.
When is the next My Forward Life event?

You can read more about the next few events here.

I hope to see you guys at one of their empowering events soon!

Until then…glow and lead my friends!

Photography by Followwell Photography



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