The Sistahs in Business Expo returned to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. This high-energy event held at the Robert Treat Hotel, featured over 100 African-American Women owned businesses and welcomed over 2000 attendees. The expo provided an opportunity for small businesses and community-based organizations to build relationships and exchange information. This exciting all day event was welcomed by the community coming back post pandemic. All recommended precautions and protocols were in place for Covid19 to ensure the safety of all guests.
At the Sistahs in Business Expo patrons were exposed to life changing workshops, community connections and a celebration of the African-American experience. The expo provided a safe space for creatives to come together and fellowship with community leaders. Patrons heard empowering words from keynote speakers, Yandy Smith-Harris (Media Personality, Activist, and Entrepreneur) and Bevy Smith (Media Personality, Fashion Influencer, and Author). This event served as an opportunity to honor and celebrate local change makers and leaders.
This empowerment event featured lifestyle, beauty, entertainment, and culture. The Sistahs in Business Expo provided an uninterrupted platform to educate, inspire and empower the community. The expo’s established framework remains focused on economic development and an increase in exposure for minority owned businesses. The Sistahs in Business Expo offered unparalleled opportunities for local small businesses to engage with attendees, sell products, make lasting impressions. The expo promoted economic development and a commitment to building resilient businesses in the community.
Vendors had a plethora of products and services for sale, such as Fashion Designs & Accessories, Skincare & Haircare, Home Décor, Collectibles, Health & Wellness, Fitness, Clothing, Shoes, and more. The Sistahs in Business Expo highlighted economic growth and areas of sustainability: education, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, and wealth creation.
The Sistahs in Business Expo created a forum for African American women to gather and share ideas, search for solutions, grow their businesses, and to discuss and explore solutions to the issues they confront in their daily lives.