The vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia, played host to the inspiring and empowering 2023 ESSENCE Girls United Disruptor Summit on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
This annual event focused on Zillenials, celebrated the diverse facets of the Black experience while spotlighting trailblazers in the “Era of Disruption” who are reshaping norms.
Let’s delve into the highlights of this remarkable summit that brought together influencers, celebrities, and disruptors alike.
Rechelle Dennis, the Co-Founder & Lead of Girls United, set the tone for the day, welcoming attendees with enthusiasm.
Hosted by Rachel Jackson, the summit featured captivating panels, including a discussion with the dynamic sister-duo Jordyn Woods and Jodie Woods, offering insights into collaborative success.
The “If Not for My Girls” live taping with BIA, Muni Long, and Pretty Vee provided an entertaining and engaging session, while fashion designers Aleali May and Torianna Breaux shared their expertise on fashion and creativity.
The summit boasted star-studded moments, with appearances from internet sensation Aliyah’s Interlude, comedian Yung BBQ, and renowned music engineer Brandra Ringo.
Dynamic programming segments like “Disrupt or Be Disrupted” with Essence Ventures President & CEO Caroline Wanga and “On Strike” by McDonald’s featuring Kenyatta Victoria, Marley Dias, J. Simmone, and Kamarie Brown captivated the audience.
The event drew a remarkable lineup of celebrities and influencers eager to experience the summit firsthand.
Notable attendees included the TM Twins Taneeyah & Meniyah, Karma Bridges, Anisa Brenee, Phreshy, Tatiyana Blood, DJ Tootz, and Kayla Rivera.
Their presence added a layer of excitement to an already electric atmosphere.
Guests were treated to a day filled with interactive elements, from speed mentorship sessions to a tooth gem station and airbrush tattoos.
The Soko Marketplace provided an opportunity to support and shop from a diverse array of Black-owned businesses, creating a sense of community and empowerment.
To conclude the day on a high note, Mariah The Scientist took the stage, delivering an electrifying performance of her top hits, including the fan-favorite “Spread Thin.”
The 2023 ESSENCE Girls United Disruptor Summit was not merely an event; it was a celebration of Black excellence, innovation, and unity.
From enlightening panels to star-studded appearances and interactive elements, the summit showcased the power of disruption and collaboration.
As Mariah The Scientist’s performance echoed through the venue, it was evident that this event had successfully amplified voices, fostered connections, and left a lasting impact on all who attended.