It was an afternoon of laughs, cheers, “oohs and ahhs!” as mompreneurs filed in sporting their cute heels, strollers and even the occasional baby bump. At Completely Yours Events two-year anniversary, themed “Once Upon a Baby Bump” on Aug. 13 at The Washington Hilton, these mothers came ready to be taken from their everyday “Boss Lady” routines as busy business owners by day and mommies by night. Super heros in their own right, mompreneurs enjoyed makeovers, food and deserts, manicures and shared their stories of success!
The afternoon’s energetic co-hosts Cassandra Bratcher (Mrs. DC Exquisite 2013) and Kitty Jones (host of the Kitty Jones Show) began the event in high gear by introducing the brains and the baby bump behind this operation, Jon’ll Boyd, owner and CEO of Completely Yours Events. Being that Mrs. Boyd and husband Matthew are expecting their first child, she was inspired to unite other mothers who have started their own businesses, for a great cause – Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic.
Guests enjoyed a fun fitness demonstration with featured momprenuer Chere Cofield, that promised to reduce stress. They enjoyed tasty treats prepared by Savory Gourmet, Basket Treats by Alexis Streets, and 2 Chicks Bake LLC.
Celebrating You also pampered the mompreneurs with VIP spa treatment, while Miranda Lee Beauty provided complimentary makeovers. On a stylish note, the fashion show gave our mompreneurs a look into next season with fashions by Critique Boutique, Blue Rose Kids Consignment, and Jewelz of Jordan (a kid entrepreneur who makes high-end jewelry for kids and mothers).
Perhaps the afternoon’s most exciting moment was the inspirational talk from keynote speaker Micheline Bowman. From her journey as a single mother in college to a successful media maven, Bowman sparked laughs by encouraging mompreneurs to keep pushing ahead.
Up next was the Mompreneur of the Year Award presented to Marcella Mollon-Williams. Williams was one of dozens of entrants for the #SavvyMompreneur contest in which mompreneurs discussed what made them successful businesswomen and mothers using the hashtag #SavvyMompreneur on their social networks.
The event teamed up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic providing donations of $500 to the organization. Special guest Anne Delhommeau represented the foundation at the event discussing its origins and how it continues to touch lives everyday.
Featured Momprenuer, model and Make-A-Wish recipient Klashaa wrapped up the event with her story of battling bone cancer, and how her wish of being a model in New York was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which ignited her love for the fashion industry.
Partners, sponsors, featured mompreneurs and guests for Completely Yours Events’ two-year Anniversary include: Glamorous Divas by Washington Hilton, Lisa Fleet Photography, My Deejay, Think Brown INK, Women’s Elevation Magazine, One on One with Kitty by Kitty Jones, Evelyn Alas Photography, Savory Gourmet, Basket Treats by Alexis Streets, 2 Chicks Bake LLC., Miranda Lee Beauty, Royal Floral Designs, Stella & Dot Jewelry by Brenda Diaz, Tight Body Makeover by Eleasa DuBois, Chere Cofield International, Rentals to Remember, Booth-o-Rama Photobooth, Origami Owl, Blue Rose Kids Consignment, Critique Boutique, Cassandra Bratcher, Celebrating You The Spa, Jewelz of Jordan, Angelic Expressions Fashion Flowing, Sama (Middle Eastern Dance Artist), Event Pro Live LLC, Charisse Licorish, Ashanti Brown, Klashaa, Hip Gyps Shoe Boutique, Micheline Bowman, Cheryl Wood, Ladies DC, Moms-n-Charge.