ColorComm: Women of Color in Communications officially launched membership in Chicago with 100 guests at 312 Chicago on May 9. Special guest speaker Amy DuBois Barnett, editor-in-chief of Ebony, spoke to attendees about the importance of establishing mutually beneficial relationships and offered advice such as “develop relationships before you need them,” “get out of your comfort zone,” and “smile!” The number one networking tip from Barnett? “Be nice to everyone.”
Attendees included Zondra Hughes, creator of Six Brown Chicks; Tarah Cooper, press secretary for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; and ColorComm board member and EVP of GolinHarris Zandra Zuno.
Clockwise from top: Special guest speaker Amy DuBois Barnett addressing attendees at the ColorComm Chicago launch; guests enjoy event takeaways; (l-r): ColorComm founder Lauren Wesley Wilson, Barnett, ColorComm Chicago executive director Najja Howard, and ColorComm Chicago membership chair Traci Daniels.
#TeamHaney A Top Fundraiser! So proud of you sands. #inspired by your journey and happy to walk with and for you today. You look and are doing amazing! Fck #Lupus! Love my #Sands…12346! @jessblaze77 Candi @jomabry @chariushaney (at Lake County Fairgrounds)
#Mom thx for persevering through the unimaginable so i could simply #imagine and live an unimaginably amazing life. Thanks for my amazing brother @jamarr22 and extended family. Collectively, you all are my rock. Thanks for showing me that being vulnerable doesnt make you weak, it shows how strong you are. And thanks for these amazing genes, you are truly beautiful! I prayed for love and strength in our relationship today and for all our days to come #GodWilling #HighlyFavored. Now who needs a hallmark card when you got the real thing. #loveyou #happymothersday! Time to throw down! (at Sunda)
Just a Honey Mag girl living in a Woman’s world. #ColorComm zee best organizational networking event in some time. A lot of power. One room. With the rising star @toizstory and the lovely gifted talented @amydbarnett EIC @ebonymag. Good job ladies! (at 312 Chicago)
Was on a run this AM and saw/heard this squirrel going to town on this butterfinger. Lol. #FatGirlEars. Wonder wht he was smoking. Def giving me the #SideEye in that 2nd shot. #wildlife #enjoyinglife (at Uki Village)
Cuddled up w the #Besties #nofilter Happy Bday @cheri_annette w @jdclayto @bridgetjwilliams and dani j. Partial photo cred and photo bomber goes to @livingwritenow #doingwhatwedobest #enjoyinglife #whatchallon (at Seven Ultra Lounge)