Brianna Harmon, second year Broadcast Journalism student at Florida A&M University, will be hosting a women’s empowerment conference Saturday, titled “What Women Need”, for women ages 18-50.
The conference will be held from 1-5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom on FAMU’s campus.
The former Miss Freshman is using her platform as a way to give back to the Tallahassee and FAMU community and will be assisting in her goals to help restore her community and mentor the youth of her community. The conference will host discussions for women surrounding beauty, literature, finance and parenting.
“As a woman, I know how hard it is to be great and have success with so many people and words tearing you down,” Harmon said. “Through this event I hope to inspire women to believe in themselves and that it is possible to achieve their goals.”
The event will also feature motivational speakers, local businesses and discussions on life as a woman, as well as rising gospel artist, Briana Babineaux.
Ferrisa Connell, fourth-year public relations student at FAMU and the communications director for the What Women Need conference, is excited to see the outcome of the event tomorrow.
“It’s great to see young women in general operate and come together, for business and spirituality, to fellowship with each other,” Connell said. “It’s cool to see this gathering of black girl magic.”
Gladys Murray, FAMU Alumna and founder of the Get Lifted empowerment brand, will be one of the motivational speakers at the conference tomorrow. Murray believes the event will be a positive outlet for uplifting collegiate women. Murray plans on speaking about a woman’s need to know her worth.
“My brand is about uplift,” Murray said. “That’s my role for tomorrow, inspiring the women.”
What Women Need is expecting at least 450 attendees, and the first 100 attendees will receive gift bags with exclusive items.
For more information or communication, contact by email at WhatWomenNeed16@gmail.com.