Today ladies and gentlemen, was the best day ever!
I hosted my 1st Annual Sunni & The City Women’s Empowerment Brunch in honor of Women’s History Month. It has always been my dream to do something like this, so I finally made it happen (sponsored by Ciroc :). Being that it was my very first one, I wanted to keep it small, simple and special. With the help of social media, emails poured in with nominations for these extraordinary women. From educators, UNICEF global ambassadors, prosecutor, moms, to various charity board members… the list went on and on. Cue **who run the world? girlssss**
My main goal was to get these women together and to simply say “thank you”. The time and the efforts that they put into making this world a better place is really incredible. We all have our reasons for doing community service and their reasons were very personal. I was definitely holding back tears while listening to their stories of sacrifice, love and devotion to the community, our youth, and beyond. Just to be surrounded by such positivity and awesomeness (even if it’s just for couple of hours) is something that I want every single woman to experience. I can’t wait to do this again and spread the love in an even bigger way! This was Girl Power to the MAX!
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you” … is all I kept thinking of. The people that this small group of women has affected will never be able to repay them. They do this because it’s who they are, it’s in their hearts (recognition or not). Ladies, today you have inspired me more than you will ever know. I am humbled that you all showed up on time (well some of you haha) and I look forward to being a part of many awesome projects with you all.
I am already thinking of ideas for my 2nd annual event so stay tuned, this is just the beginning.
Aarti Singh (UNICEF USA)
Mary Kate Chaath (UNICEF USA)
Dr. Justine Love (Serve DC)
Kendall Maloney, Educator
Frances Ashe-Goins RN, MPH
Ashley Silva (Silva Lining Foundation)
MJ Park (Little Friends For Peace)
Andrea Sedlock (Rukundo International)
Shayla Adams (RemixEducation)
Amber Davis (The Gabriel Network)
Darla Bunting (First Book DC)
Christina Brooking (Diamonds Program)
Stephanie Folling, Educator
Zewiditu Ruffin (A Tea Takeover)
Jacquelyn McKinney (Kid Power Inc)
Shana Glickfield, Safe Shores DC