How Black Women Ignited Economic Growth During Memorial Day Weekend in Utah

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, black women from all over the country were gathered at the private social club, Edison House, for IMPACT Magazine’s IMPACT Black Women Experience.

IMPACT Black Women Experience was a huge success amongst black women all over the country, and those who support them, who gathered at Edison House private social club in Salt Lake City over Memorial Day Weekend. This event was designed to empower and encourage black women to achieve greatness and take control of their lives for economic growth. 

The Experience featured guest speakers Tunisha Brown the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of IMPACT Magazine, Dr. Erica Baiden of the University of Utah, Dr. Kimberly Applewhite of Utah Center For Evidence Based Treatment, Clinical Therapist Kelli Washington, Morgan Williams the CEO of Blendyd Studios, and Esther Stowell CEO of EKOT Properties. There were networking opportunities, opportunities to purchase from black women owned businesses from Utah and around the country and several workshops on a range of topics, including career advancement, entrepreneurship, and personal development. 

doTERRA partnered with IMPACT Magazine to award Wellness Coach Desiree Gibbs for the IMPACT she has made in her business.

JP Morgan & Chase, Strong & Hanni, and ELOT Properties were key sponsors for this Experience. Danielle Wright, Managing Director and Head of the Utah and Idaho markets for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, says she was eager to learn what were the needs of the women who attended. Danielle Davis, Southwest Segment Lead with J.P. Morgan Chase’s Middle Market & Specialized Industries group, spoke to the women about strategies for improving their businesses. 

Michelle Conley of the World Trade Center Utah spoke of the many grants most of the women owned businesses in the room could receive to take their companies global! The World Trade Center Utah has partnered with IMPACT Magazine to host classes to make this happen!

This event was a testament to the power of community and the importance of uplifting and supporting underrepresented communities. It was truly an experience that will be remembered for years to come.

The next IMPACT Black Women Experience is scheduled for March 8-9, 2024. For sponsorship or vending information, contact

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