• After going to Detroit for 24hrs last wknd, coming back to get the girls ready for school on Monday, Harper’s Taco Tuesday birthday celebration and shipping orders, mama tide (tired). Why must I always do the most?! I guess I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t 😆. I can’t wait till the weather cools off so I can rock my @supermomculture sweats full time 🙌🏾. Grab your hoodie & matching sweats cuz y’all know when the temp drops they’re going fly 💫🦸🏾‍♀️ Link in profile
  • Thank you guys for all the birthday wishes. Harper had a great action packed day. She still has a big birthday party next week with her school friends. I hope this doesn’t turn her into one of those Birthday people who celebrate their birthdays all month long 😂. If that’s you raise your hand 🙋🏾‍♀️ 😂.
  • Happy 4th Birthday Harper Mae! Doesn’t it seem like I just had her?! Harper is such a joy.  She’s the funniest little person I know.  She’ll be sweet but will go off in a second if you do something wrong.  She will even go off on someone for her big sister (and Peyton let’s her 😆). She loves music and drawing. We enjoy watching her grow daily. I’m excited to watch this little girl shine! She requested Taco Tuesday dinner tonight and her party is next weekend. So the party will continue.
  • My squad secured new bags! We’re rocking our new @zenkoleather pink croc bags. #Zenko makes quality leather bags for the whole family, including the man in your life. Don’t tell Peyton or Harper buy I may borrow their bags when I need something small 🤫. I’m always happy to share a fashion moment with my girls.  Details on our outfits on the blog.
  • I keep forgetting I have a beautiful bathroom to take mirror selfies in 😆. I wanted to share these #targetstyle sweats that match my neon green @supermomculture hoodie. Couple PSAs. Large neon hoodies are sold out. Denim hats and beanies (only a few left) are in stock. Also, check the size charts.  Hoodies and tees are unisex which means men sizes.  I’m wearing a medium in this pic. I normally wear a large in women’s for my 👀. All sales are final. If I do returns I would have to charge shipping both ways. I know y’all don’t want that. If you have questions please leave them below or dm. Thanks for all the love and support #supermomculture
  • Happy Birthday to my mom in heaven. Last year we celebrated her 80th birthday. I remember her saying she wanted to do it big because she never had a party and she said this might be the last one. I’m grateful that she was able to witness how much everyone loved and adored her.  This was the last time I physically saw her. We flew back the next day. I miss her so much!
  • It’s back to school time and this #TBT pic by @creativesoulphoto has been in heavy rotation. I think Peyton was like 3 or 4.  I wasn’t even pregnant with Harper. Still one of my faves. #creativesoulphoto #creativesoul
  • Mood when all kids have went back to school! Why does it feel like they are only there for 45 mins before you have to head back to pick them up 🤷🏾‍♀️. #Supermom 🧢 are back in stock.  Claim yours before they are gone! Link in profile.
  • I’m taking my talents international with @momredefined #momentinparadise in Cancun, Mexico in January! We’ll get to relax, have sessions, drink & eat...w/o kids!  We deserve this! I’ve met most of these women and person and we’re all a good time 😆. Grab your mommy friends or roll solo (we won’t bite) come on! Reserve your spot with $75 (deposit) before Sept 15 use code TRINA75. Link in profile. Who’s rolling out with me? 🙋🏾‍♀️ 🍹 ✈️ ☀️
  • I went dressed as a zebra to hang with my friend and fave designer @suakokobetty at @29rooms. I’ve been on the move so much it was cool to just hang out. I’ve been going hard but I have a feeling something amazing is on the horizon. Until it happens you can find me cleaning my house and up to my eyeballs in laundry. 💫 Outfit was $10 at HM
  • #AD What do your kids eat for lunch? It can be a struggle. With help from @walmart, I’m sharing #backtoschool lunch tips. Link in profile for tips and this cute outfit Harper is rocking from #walmart or use @liketoknow.it . #gobackbig http://liketk.it/2Eyl2 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKkids
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She Prevails Conference

August 19, 2019

Earlier this summer there was a meme going around saying “Mean girls need to stop throwing empowerment events”. I don’t know what event this person went to or who hurt her feelings but this meme spread like wildfire. I’ve attended and spoke at several events over my blogging career and I’ve never experienced this “mean”. I recently spoke and attended the She Prevails Conference by Prevailing Woman. I left so full and inspired. I’m going to share my experience at She Prevails and tips to get the most out of an empowerment event.

The purpose of She Prevails is to empower, entertain, and recharge women who are thought leaders, entrepreneurs and have a general interest in the welfare of their communities. It is an opportunity for women to gather together to hear dynamic speakers, create meaningful relationships in a curated atmosphere for women to excel.

She Prevails did exactly what they said they were going to do. I met some amazing women like Cierra from Chic and Savvy Belle (pictured above) throughout the weekend. I plan to will continue to grow these relationships.

I spoke on a panel about balance (or lack thereof) with Kacey from Babies x Bellinis and Ebony from Millennial Mamma. We shared how we manage it all, what we do during hard times and how we pull ourselves out.

I sat in on my Atlanta friend, Tahira (creator of The Cut Life) panel about the beauty biz. She gave out so many valuable gems! She shared her journey how something she did as a hobby turned into a beauty business. She shared tips on how to pitch, create multiple streams of income and more. If you ever get a chance to hear her talk, I suggest you go!

The keynote speaker was Leytoya Luckett-Walker. It was so refreshing to hear her speak. She shared her journey after Destiny’s Child, marriage and motherhood. This woman is hilarious!!! It was like having a conversation with your girlfriend.

Connected in real life with these ladies, Cierra, Kacey, Rika and Alena

This pic is not the best but I’m with the founder of She Prevails and Prevailing Woman, Sabrina Seymore. I don’t know how she does it. From her Beatless Meetups to this conference, Sabrina makes it look effortless. Great venue, beautiful decor and great speakers. I appreciate Sabrina for creating a beautiful space for women that look like me to pour into one another. Thank you, Sabrina!

Here are a few tips to get the most out of a woman’s empowerment event.

  1. Know why you’re going. I think this is the biggest reason why someone may be disappointed after an event (outside of it being poorly executed). Do you plan on learning? Meet new people? Looking for motivation? Network? Have one on one time a keynote speaker or host? If you are going with all your hopes and dreams based on meeting one person, your experience may not be great. Speakers are enticing, let that draw you to the event, not the only reason you are going.
  2. Follow and engage with speakers and attendees beforehand. Every time I confirm heading to a conference or event, I like to learn about the other speakers. Then I look at the hashtag to see who is talking about it. I may notice someone I engage with regularly and I have an opportunity to meet them IRL. Engaging beforehand is a great way to build relationships before you arrive. This is great for someone who is shy.
  3. Don’t try to close the deal. I’ve had people try to get me to commit to something 30 seconds into a conversation at an event. Aye buddy, you’re moving way too fast for me. Yes, you should be ready if the opportunity presents itself but don’t be aggressive. It could possibly turn the person you want to work with completely off.
  4. Be in the moment. I spoke around 10:30 am at the She Prevails conference so I had the rest of the day to enjoy other speakers. I was able to relax and take it all in. It was the best feeling. Even if you go to network, it’s great to slow down and enjoy.
  5. Let people know you’re going. Share you’re going using the hashtag. Even if you just post in your stories. Someone that follows you may be going or can connect you to someone that’s going to be there.
  6. Engage. Tweet, snap, and post before, during and after. This helps to keep the conversation going. You may connect with someone that you didn’t get a chance to speak during the event.
  7. Take action. Make sure you take notes. Go over them after the event and try to incorporate a few of them to see if helps you in your business and life. Do the work!

So much Black Girl Magic at She Prevails! I want to encourage those that are watching on Insta and saying I should’ve gone to get out and do some real-life instagraming! Get out an connect with people. I’m a people person, it’s sort of my gift. Most of my opportunities come from getting out and connecting with people.

You don’t need to catch flights or book a room to attend a great event. There are events in pretty much every major city, for everyone. You don’t have to be a blogger or influencer to attend. Just keep an eye out what’s going on in your area. The event doesn’t have to be big. I’ve had great success at smaller events with fewer people.

If you want to grow your business or looking for inspo, just get out there. Every event that I have attended, I’ve benefitted in some way, even when the event itself was poorly executed. I meet new people, learn something or re-connect with old friends. I hope to see you at She Prevails next year!

Please share your thoughts on women empowerment events. Do you attend? Have they benefitted you in any way?

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