The Women of Color Expo Pittsburgh and Comedy Jam takes place on Saturday, November 26th, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites in downtown Pittsburgh. Presented by the Brooklyn Media Group, the Expo’s purpose is to reach out to aspiring and achieving women in the community from entry-level to professionals. It will serve as a nucleus of support to identify and address the critical needs of women of color in the workforce regarding their career mobility and personal achievements.
Beginning at noon, guests will have 6 hours to experience beauty treatments, hair demonstrations, educational seminars, and much more. The event kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from the First Lady of Pittsburgh, Michelle Gainey. The Women of Color Expo welcomes multiple special guests and powerful speakers after the opening event.
One of the speakers is Anette Nance, MSW (Marine Veteran, Braddock Hills Borough Councilwoman, District Office Director of the 24th Legislative District, and PA House of Representative). She will present a powerful “Go Beyond the Labels” session. Guests will also hear from Financial Consultant at the Equitable and author of “Thinking Your Way to Wealth, A Guide to Financial Independence,” Orlando Houston, who will speak on how to equip yourself with everything you need to get your financial house in order. Other featured speakers include Lajuana Fuller (Director, Women’s Imaging and Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives – UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital), Theresa Hawthorne (Certified Business/Life Coach), Alana Gardner (Expo Host and women’s advocate), Nathan Smalls (President of Brooklyn Media Group), and Soleil Meade (Pennsylvania’s Grow with Google Digital Coach).
Immediately following the Expo, stick around for the Women of Color Comedy Jam with the funniest women comics on one stage to close out the special night. Hosted by Ty Mac, the Comedy Jam features comedians Jus Janell, Lillian Cannon, and Samantha Bently, with music by DJ SonSu. Doors for the show open at 7:30 pm.