From Cleveland to Summit21

Embracing Black Girl Magic at Summit21

by Srebrenica Benjamin

Eariler this month, this Clevelander had the honor and pleasure of attending 21Ninety’s Summit21 Conference in Atlanta, GA June 8-9th. The conference is tailored to influence and inspire Black Women to live to their fullest potential. 

Photo by Srebrenica Benjamin

Photo by Srebrenica Benjamin

When I say the speakers and guests list was amazing, they were amazing! The two-day conference held three tracks: Beauty, Impact, and Money. 

Topics such as breaking into the beauty industry with innovations, how to utilize your voice to powerfully impact your community, and how to scale your side hustles to becoming a CEO. These were just a few of the many topics discussed. 

Photo by Srebrenica Benjamin

Photo by Srebrenica Benjamin

Over 1200 women from all over the country heard from high influencers in various industries including Karen Civil, Sevyn Streeter, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Angela Rye, Cliff Vmir, Alex Wolf ( Founder of Boss Babe), Melissa Butler (Founder of Lip Bar), and plenty more. (see the full list of speakers here)

Each of these speakers gave us “the real”- each presentation felt like I was talking with good friends. The entire weekend was literally #blackgirlmagic vibes. 

Other major sponsors that were there were Dove, Shea Moisture, Pink Luster, Mielle, and more. Attendees were also given the opportunity to take home full-size beauty products- #yaass

I travel often but this conference was a true game changer for me. Having the opportunity to meet with other like-minded women and network across varying industries on a large scale was amazing. 

Photo by Srebrenica Benjamin

Photo by Srebrenica Benjamin

I’ve made new lasting connections and some new curl-friends. What’s not to love about that?!

If you would like to learn more about Summit21 check out the website:

Will any of my Black Girls in CLE attend next year’s conference? Comment below

Srebrenica Lejla is a blogger and content creator. Founder of The Lively Creative, a movement to empower and inspire women to discover their creative abilities and develop a true to self-lifestyle.  A Cleveland Native, Srebrenica enjoys traveling and exploring the fun gems Cleveland has to offer-especially food spots!  Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or check out her website.