New York Embraces The IímPOSSIBLE Conversation As Its Own, Leaving A Packed Room Inspired, Thought Provok

Started On :: 15/03/2014 - Ended On :: 15/04/2014

UK based social enterprise, I’mPOSSIBLE shares the life journeys of New York women of colour in aid of International Women’s Day 2014at L’Oreal Soho Academy as the event continues its partnership with MIZANI, the professional authority for all curl textures and a division of L’Oréal

L-R Whitney Benta, Lola Adesioye, Estelle Simone Bresi-Ando, Corynne Corbett, Gilda Squire & Angela Jackson

NEW YORK –UK based social enterprise, I’mPOSSIBLE. Global CIC made ‘her-story’ on March 6 at L’Oreal Soho Academy with the first global edition of the successful UK event series; the ‘I’mPOSSIBLE conversation powered by MIZANI’. Speaking to a packed house with standing room only, Revolt TV exec, Whitney-Gayle Benta, former Beauty Editor of Essence and Beauty Biz Camp founder; Corynne Corbett, Grammy award winner, Estelle, Global Language Project founder, Angela Jackson and Misty Copeland’s publicist and manager, Gilda Squire waxed lyrical on their journeys to being POSSIBLE. Inspiring the audience, provoking thought and giving a rarely seen glimpse into the lives of the women we know and love.

 

I'mPOSSIBLE conversation NY edition March 6, 2014 audience

Moderated by broadcaster and journalist, Lola Adesioye the audience was filled with the movers and shakers of various industries within the New York Area. Michaela angela Davis, Julee Wilson, Huffington Post, Janell Hazelwood, Black Enterprise, Ava Hall-Mattison, BET International and many more. A great testament to the power of these stories and the importance of network and showing up for women of colour.

 

  I'mPOSSIBLE conversation NY edition March 6, 2014 Angela Jackson, Global Language Project

 

 I'mPOSSIBLE conversation NY edition March 6, 2014 founder, Simone Bresi-Ando

Founder of I’mPOSSIBLE. Global CIC, Simone Bresi-Ando said: “New York has really shown me an abundance of love and support to make my POSSIBILITIES come true. It’s a magical city and the people who call it home are equally as mesmerising – I’m deeply honoured to have held the first international edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation here. The panellists and host were mind blowing, sharing their journeys in a completely open, realistic and inspiring way. The audience were hooked and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with a huge demand for the event to go nationwide and be a regular occurrence. I’m ecstatic the POSSIBLE is deemed important and necessary over here. There’s much to do.”

 

 I'mPOSSIBLE conversation NY edition March 6, 2014 l-r Estelle, Melka Davis, AVP marketing, Mizani L'Oreal

Melka Davis, assistant vice president, marketing, L’Oreal USA MIZANI commented: “It was an honor for MIZANI to support the inaugural New York edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE. conversation. As a premium hair care brand designed to meet the expanding needs of today's global beauty, we were pleased to commemorate trailblazing women of color hailing from different walks of life. The panellists truly amplified the voice of women, providing invaluable knowledge and strength by sharing their inspirational journeys. As a brand that strongly believes beauty transcends appearance, and true beauty embodies strength; MIZANI is thrilled to celebrate The Beauty of Strength through strategic initiatives and product launches this year. Hence, celebrating the beauty and strength of these exceptional women of color at the I’mPOSSIBLE. conversation was the perfect way to kick off a successful and exciting year.”

 I'mPOSSIBLE conversation NY edition March 6, 2014 Estelle

 I'mPOSSIBLE conversation NY edition March 6, 2014 Estelle

The organization has helped create conversations, provoke thought and uncover trailblazing women of color who reinforce an often under-represented experience of women of color. By presenting these rich stories, it helps to drive positive change in this group and beyond as well as balance the negative rhetoric. Connecting women of colour globally to define success on their own terms is the I’mPOSSIBLE way. 

I'mPOSSIBLE conversation NY edition March 6, 2014 Mutale Nkonde of Bill Lynch