Boss Women Tally Brunch emphasizes networking

Attendees after the Boss Women Tally brunch conference.
Photo by: Kauvinsky Desance

To provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs to network, Boss Women Tally held its annual networking brunch conference from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 24 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Tallahassee.

As the third annual networking brunch conference for Boss Women Tally, CEO Angel Olofin had a vision to help others and bring women together. As an entrepreneur herself, Olofin said she knows the importance of having support from others.

“I know for me starting out, I didn’t really receive support from family and friends. A lot of people more so just pushed me to go to school, do things the old fashion way, live the American dream by getting married, having kids, getting a degree and that really juts wasn’t for me.” Olofin explained.

The central topics discussed at the brunch included time management, building credit, marketing and branding. Lindsey Thompson, a realtor with a degree from Florida A&M University in graphic communications management, was a keynote speaker at the conference.

Thompson’s focus was to motivate everyone and speak on how she became a realtor even through her times of struggle. She said it was not until being evicted from her apartment and being fired from her job that motivated her to become involved in real estate.

“I also saw real estate as a way to be able to directly impact my community and help people build generational wealth. That’s why I jumped into real estate.”

According to Thompson, most struggles people go through is all in the mindset of the individual. “We are guided by our fears unfortunately,” she said. “You are only bound by the limitations of yourself. 90 percent mindset and 10 percent skillset.”

Brianna Harmon, who is a senior broadcast journalism student, was also a speaker at the event. Harmon spoke about time management and how important it is to keep a planner when managing a daily schedule.

“I am able to stay organized with a planner. My planner is my life. Without my planner, my life would be in shambles,” Harmon said. “You still want a social life, but it’s tough trying to manage getting to your end goal. It’s time putting in for school, your business, while at the same time looking for jobs which is a job in itself.”

Harmon is a radio personality and aspiring television personality. She is also the founder of a women empowerment conference called “What Women Need.”

Ultimately, Olofin wants to be able to encourage women to support other women and empower them in the process.

“I wanted to be able to provide women with the support, the motivation, and resources that they needed to move forward. Support goes a long way,” Olofin said.