FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The 4th Annual Dreams Do Come True Women’s Empowerment Brunch (DDCTB) featuring keynote speaker, Sierra Gates, star of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, will be taking place on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10:00AM -3:00PM at the Rhythm Factory located at 9501 Arlington Expressway #329 in Jacksonville, FL.
This year’s event will kick off with a Beauty Hour hosted by YouTube sensation and beauty influencer, Adrianna Thomas. Adrianna will show off her beauty secrets to attendees, inform them about the 2018 growing beauty trends, and teach them how to develop a strong social media presence in the beauty industry. Immediately following the Beauty Hour, a panel of six distinguished female professionals will take the stage to discuss meaningful, intriguing topics like women empowerment, the importance of networking, branding, entrepreneurship, finding life’s purpose, and how to successfully make money while fulfilling your life’s purpose. Featured panelists include…
• Arlene Blake, Founder and President of Women on the Rise Inc.
• Cynthia Smith, DCPS District 4 Candidate
• Traci Evans, CEO of Meow and Bark Boutique
• Kimberly R. Stewart, CEO of KRS Wealth Management
• Deannia Divine, Miss Continental
• Shennette Sparkes, Founder of First Coast Lupus Fight
• April Caldwell, Founder of Trail Blazers
• Jennifer Blalock, CSO of Kids Hope Alliance
This event will also Honor CBS47 Action News Jax Anchorwoman, Dawn Lopez. Over the years, Dawn has successfully partnered with Family Support Services and assisted in getting hundreds of north Florida children adopted into loving families. During her years in broadcasting, she has been instrumental in using her voice to speak up for children throughout the city that need a voice.
The keynote speaker of the Dreams Do Come True Brunch will be Sierra Gates, founder of Sierra’s Secrets Cosmetics and The Glam Shop, a popular Atlanta-based beauty spa specializing in microblading, lash extensions, full-face glams, and hair services. At the age of 15 Sierra found herself pregnant with her first child. With nowhere to go and no one to depend on for help, she was kicked out of her parents’ house and eventually had to drop out of school. The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta television show has provided her with the perfect platform to tell her story and to advocate for teen moms and youth that find themselves experiencing difficulties. She uses her story to remind these young adults to never give up.
Created on the concept of community and giving back, this year the Dreams Do Come True Brunch is partnering with three non-profit organizations: (1) Saving Our Daughters, a mentoring program that teaches, supports and empowers underprivileged girls’ ranging in ages 5 to 18, (2) PACE Center for Girls, a program that provides girls and young women with an opportunity to create a better future for themselves, and (3) King Foundation, an organization that benefits children who have lost a parent to unforeseen circumstances.
The Dreams Do Come True Brunch was birthed in 2015 by Ciara Quaintance and Megan Johnson, owners of Ci Me In Your Dreams Enterprises, with the purpose of providing women who possess an entrepreneurial, mogul-like spirit with the opportunity to gain knowledge on how to level-up their business, build a stronger, cohesive brand, and strengthen their networks through social media, branding, and wealth building.
The Dreams Do Come True Brunch is an organization created to bring women and teenagers together, with the purpose of empowering them and surrounding communities to secure their futures financially, mentally and physically. Through events and projects, women from all walks of life connect, network and recognize those making strides and living their dreams. The residual effect, is a network of women supporting and promoting each other, while motivating teenagers to do the same.
CIARA & MEGAN FOUNDERS OF CI ME IN YOUR DREAMS ENT