Embrace the Era of Disruption: ESSENCE Girls United 2023 Summit Welcomes Jordyn & Jodie Woods, BIA, Muni Long, Pretty Vee & Tyla! Thursday 19 October, 2023

Step into the Era of Disruption at the 2023 ESSENCE Girls United Summit, featuring Jordyn & Jodie Woods, BIA, Muni Long, Pretty Vee, and the International Music Sensation Tyla!

The highly anticipated fourth annual ESSENCE Girls United (GU) Disruptor Summit returns to Atlanta, GA on November 11, 2023. Atlanta, known as the cultural and creative hub of the South and home to the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation, sets the stage for this empowering event.

Bringing together young Black women, girls, and gender-expansive youth, the summit offers a safe and empowering space to connect, engage in enlightening panels, networking, and exciting activations. Join us at the ESSENCE Girls United Disruptor Summit to celebrate the Black experience, challenge the norm, and embark on a journey of empowerment and self-expression.

As the leading destination for young Black women, ESSENCE Girls United, is bringing notable speakers, influencers and creatives and musical performers to the 2023 summit such as dynamic sister-duo Jordyn Woods and Jodie Woods, South African singer-songwriter Tyla, If Not for My Girls cast members BIA, Muni Long & Pretty Vee, alongside many more! This year’s GU Disruptor Summit will touch down in the ATL for a full day of conversations, workshops and on-site activities such as photo experiences throughout, the kick-off of GU Office Hours, speed mentoring sessions to get connected with key industry players, and the Soko Marketplace where attendees can shop & support a mix of Black-owned businesses. The one-day event is set to take place at the PC&E sound stage (2235 Defoor Hills Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318) from 10:00am – 5:30pm ET featuring:

Live taping of the Season 5 cast of If Not for My Girls including BIA (Chart-Topping Artist), Muni Long (Grammy-Award Winning Singer-Songwriter) and Pretty Vee (Media Personality, Comedian & Actress)

Disrupt or Be Disrupted with Caroline Wanga (ESSENCE Ventures President & CEO)

Partner in Prime with Jordyn Woods (Model and CEO & Founder of Woods by Jordyn) and Jodie Woods (Influencer & Entrepreneur)

Backstage Pass with Aleali May (Fashion Blogger, Model & Sneaker Designer) andAnifa Mvuemba (Fashion Designer and Founder & Creative Director of Hanifa)

Cut the Dupe with Aliyah’s Interlude (Fashion Creator) and YungBBQ (Comedian)

Industry Talk with Shawna Spears (Vice President of Brand Marketing at Venice Music), Ebonie Ward (CEO of Eleventh & Co), Baroline (Founder & Chairwoman of Great Day Records), Brandra Ringo (Executive Vice President & Co-Head of A&R at Quality Control Music)

Medical Mania with Dr. Jess (Mental & Health Awareness Expert)

On Strike, a conversation with changemakers in the activism space, in preparation for the upcoming 2024 election year, to discuss how the reversal of affirmative action, the residential housing crisis, and the failed promises of student loan repayment will impact current and future students and Black women in college

and more!

Attendees can register for complimentary tickets to attend the 2023 ESSENCE Girls United Disruptor Summit and learn more at https://www.essence.com/gusummit2023, which will also be available for virtual attendees at ESSENCE.com and GirlsUnited.ESSENCE.com. GU fans can join the conversation on social media at@ESSENCEGU on Instagram & Twitter, as well as by using the hashtag #GUDisruptorSummit. The 2023 GU Disruptor Summit is sponsored by Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar and McDonald’s USA.

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