The Seagram’s Escapes female-driven empowerment tour, a four-part virtual experience that encourages inspiring women to share their stories about how they have gone above and beyond in order to succeed in their respective lines of work, kicked off with Rolling Out’s Sisters with Superpowers virtual conference as part of Women’s History Month.
Cocktails and Conversations, a Seagram’s Escapes-sponsored gathering, was held on Friday, March 26 at Seagram’s and featured entrepreneur and TV personality Cynthia Bailey, actress and entrepreneur Khadeen Ellis, Monique Rodriguez, CEO of Mielle Organics, and was moderated by beautypreneur and host Africa Miranda. The inspiring discussion illustrated and celebrated these women’s entrepreneurial journeys, including how they created their respective brands, how they continue to excel in their personal and professional lives, and how they manage to be female managers, mothers, wives, sisters, and so much more.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, each of the women talked about their personal superpowers. Ellis believes that having strong skin, being able to laugh at herself, and not taking anything personally are her superpowers. Bailey, who also serves as a Seagram’s Escapes ambassador described her superpower as being her work ethic, “… I’ve worked my whole life, I don’t mind working, I enjoy working, [and] I still have the same work ethic that I had from Taco Bell to Real Housewives of Atlanta. I show up.”
During the discussion, each of the women also shared their thoughts on being a female boss. Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics said that “What being a boss means to me is the ability to create other bosses around you.” She elaborated as she went on to say that “a true leader has the ability to [bulid] other bosses up, because this journey of success is not about you, it’s not about me, it’s about how many other people that I bring up on this journey of success with me, and that’s what constitutes a true boss to me.”
The remaining virtual tour stops are scheduled on the following dates. Stay tuned to rollingout.com for more information.
Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. – RIDE Conference: Business & Entrepreneurship
Saturday, May 29, 7 p.m. – Design & Dialogue: Chefs and Mixologist Edition
Saturday, June 26, 7 p.m. – Star Studio: Roast & Toast – Comedians Edition