Over 700 women gathered at the first annual 2019 ElevateHER Crawl hosted by xoNecole, presented by Toyota Corolla. Media change agent and founder, Necole Kane launched the lifestyle empowerment platform to highlight black, female entrepreneurs. Held at the Mason Fine Arts Gallery, the ElevateHER Crawl featured powerhouse panelists and a curated retail pop up shop of over 25 women-owned and operated businesses.
The crowd received life and career gems from Ezinne Kwubiri (Head of Inclusion and Diversity at H&M); Pauleanna Reid (Senior Contributor at Forbes.com); Christina Rice (Founder of OMNoire); Tamisha Harris (Producer at CNN/HLN); Shavone Riggins (Founder, Curlkalon); Janell Stephens (Founder of Camille Rose Naturals) and Alicia Scott (Founder of Range Beauty).
Attendees shopped directly with local and celebrity brand owners including Olori Swank of Swank Blue; Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo of Cee Cee’s Closet NYC; Melissa Butler of The Lip Bar. Ladies enjoyed fun activities, henna, DIY beauty stations, light bites and specialty cocktails courtesy of Baileys and Crown Royal.
With plans to expand to new markets, the ElevateHER Crawl serves to empower, connect and deliver more opportunities for women of color entrepreneurs, the fastest growing economic force in the U.S.
2019 Presenting Sponsor: Toyota Corolla
Partner Sponsors: H&M and Diageo
Special Thanks To: Black Radiance Design Essentials Eden Body Works The Honey Pot Co.