THE GREAT GIRLFRIENDS PRESENT

The 2021
Doers &
Disruptors
Conference

SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, NYC
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New speaker announcements coming soon!

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Named by Essence Magazine as “One of the 10 Conferences that Black Women Need to Attend to Level Up in 2019”

Welcome to Doers & Disruptors 2021!

Doers and Disruptors is a day summit dedicated to igniting great girlfriends, putting their ideas into motion and moving the needle to get the results they desire out of life.

Our theme “Show Up for Yourself,” is about self-validation and activation. We want you to unleash what’s always been inside of you!

Join us September 24th, New York City, for a dynamic experience with brilliant doers and disruptors across various industries who are change agents, global influencers, and enterprise leaders!

At our conference, great girlfriends gather for workshops, panels, connect groups, dance breaks, giveaways and more while getting tips and resources to fulfill their passion in their careers, businesses, and relationships.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join forces with women who are on the same mission as you and experience the excitement and impact that only The Great Girlfriends can bring!

audience at the 2019 Doers & Disruptors Conference
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Our Speakers

Sybil Amuti

Founder, The Great Girlfriends

Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-founder of Ellevest

Lisa Price

Founder of Carol's Daughter

Tiffany R. Warren

EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Sony Music Group

Mikki Taylor

Empowerment Speaker, Author, Media Personality, Leading Beauty Authority & Influencer for Women of Color for 30+ years.

Rahquel Purcell

Chief Operations Officer, L’Oreal North America

Tiffany Aliche

Founder of the Budgetnista & an Award-winning Teacher of Financial Education

Minda Harts

CEO of the Memo and Bestselling Author
(Pre-recorded)

Melissa Fredericks

Podcast Host, Content Creator, and Entrepreneur
(Pre-recorded)

Brandice Daniel

Founder and CEO of Harlem's Fashion Row

Teneshia Jackson-Warner

Founder and CEO of The EGAMI Group

Phyllicia Bonanno

Certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Practitioner

Nikkia McClain

CEO & Founder, Tene Nicole, Marketing and Public Relations Creator, #Support Your Girlfriends + #DIYPR

Cate Luzio

Founder & CEO, Luminary

Lucinda Cross

Speaker, Author, Verizon's Featured Comeback Coach for Small Businesses, & CEO of Activate Worldwide LLC

Eden Bridgeman-Sklenar

Owner of EBONY & JET since 2021 and CMO of Manna Inc

Michele Ghee

Media business titan & currently serves as the CEO of EBONY Media

Cecilia Nelson-Hurt

L’Oréal USA VP, Diversity & Inclusion

Joi Brown

Head of Strategic Partnerships at ICM Partners & Founder and CEO of Culture Creators

Atoya Burleson

CEO/Host of InSIDELINES Podcast

Kristen Pope

Award-Winning Journalist

KJ Rose

Founder of The Rose Effect LLC
(Pre-recorded)

RaVal Davis

Actress & Host

Pervis Taylor, III

Life Coach Speaker, Author, & Mental Health Advocate

Anthony Goss

Actor, Writer, & Producer

Andre Ozim

Award-Winning Actor

Kelvin Joseph

CEO of Kool Kel Marketing

... And more speakers will be announced soon!

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OUR LOCATION

The Mezzanine

55 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

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General Admission

  • Pre-event virtual networking session
  • NYC Kick Off Reception Admission
  • "Show Up for Yourself” Workbook
  • “Show Up” Swag Bag
  • General Seating at Doers and Disruptors

VIP Admission

  • Pre-event virtual networking session
  • NYC Kick Off Reception Admission
  • "Show Up for Yourself” Workbook
  • “Show Up” Swag Bag
  • Complimentary On-Site Laser Coaching Session
  • VIP Seating at Doers and Disruptors
  • VIP Post Event Experience September 24th Evening
  • Three Months Membership into The Bond (our premium virtual community)
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A Look Back

Conference Recap

the 2021 conference experience

What to expect at Doers & Disruptors

Great Girlfriends from around the nation joined together for an exciting weekend of connection, plugging into panels and think tanks to put your ideas into motion.

Our online pop up shop curated by artisan exhibitors and great girlfriends who have fantastic products to share with the world.

Intimate mastermind breakouts for your idea hosted by branding experts, entrepreneurs, and influencers.

A thrilling experience including dance breaks with a live DJ that will give you memories to last a lifetime.

Connection breaks to bring each girlfriend closer.

A Townhall Relationship Q&A with our panel of male experts.

Sybil Amuti, Founder, The Great Girlfriends

A message from Sybil

Great Girlfriends, it’s that time of the year again! Are you ready? I sure am. We’ve been inside far too long, taking on so many titles and responsibilities that have weighed some of us down and set others of us FREE. We’ve shown up for everyone in our lives and survived a year that was beyond our imagination and expectation. Now, it’s time we show up for ourselves, our desires, our dreams, and our expectations.

The world needs your genius, your special touch. The world needs your vision and your determination. This year we’re unlocking that big world within and unleashing a greater level of freedom JUST FOR YOU! Come prepared to connect with old and new great girlfriends, indulge in soothing community wide self care, get food for thought from our speakers and experts, and feel GOOD from the inside out.

I can’t wait to see your faces and reunite in person.

With love, Sybil

Sponsorship opportunities

Become a Partner

For the past four years, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the world’s most reknowned brands during our conference. Our team works creatively hand-in-hand to produce engaging activations that will organically amplify your brand message and make our audience feel connected to your mission.

We invite you to partner with us for 2021! For partnership opportunities, please email us directly at welcome@thegreatgirlfriends.com

SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS PARTNERS INCLUDE:
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FAQs

This is a business networking event and considered a tax deduction. Please confirm additional details with your tax accountant.

In the past we’ve had a large number of attendees who’ve had their company cover the expense under professional development.

Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.

Yes, tickets are open to all women who are interested in having the experience.

Ticket sales will end on September 23rd at 11:59 PM EST.

In the event of a cancelled event, tickets will be refunded within 48 hours of cancellation.

Due to COVID and everyone’s personal preference for hotels and their COVID restrictions, there will not be a host hotel for lodging.

We are accepting 2022 speaker submissions. For more information, please email conference@thegreatgirlfriends.com.

Important Announcement

NYC COVID-19 Guidelines

We want you to know that your health and wellness is our priority.  
 
As of August 17, people in NYC 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for conferences and special events.  
 
This new requirement — called the Key to NYC — includes restaurants, bars, museums and other indoor venues. Staff at these locations are also required to be vaccinated.

Proof of vaccination may include:

NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS
CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S
 
If you received the vaccine outside the U.S., you must have an official immunization record that includes:
 
First name and last name
Date of birth
Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)
Date(s) administered
Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it
 
In addition to these precautions, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be distributed at the conference.  And attendees are required to stay home if they are sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19.  A TGG credit will be provided, in this case. Credit can be used toward any future event or products available at www.thegreatgirlfriends.com.
We look forward to you having a memorable and safe experience! 
 
For questions regarding attendance please email Shakira Johnson at shakira@jprandvents.com.
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What our Guests & Partners say...

"We really enjoy the "moment" created by TGG during the conference to engage attendees in the true essence of discovering EDEN by "applying product with a purpose" - great way to create brand awareness and call attention to a sponsor as well as remember the exact first time you used the product. The creativity and attention to detail to do more than include the brand as a swag bag participant made an impactful difference."
Eden BodyWorks
"Participating in TGG conference experience in 2018 was amazing! We were able to connect with the attendees on a one-to-one level, the programming was awesome and the founders were so warm & welcoming."
Victory Jones
"For Macy’s, TGG conference was a fantastic opportunity to connect and celebrate with women focused on enhancing and sharing their great life journeys. Our goal in partnering with the conference was to show each Great Girlfriend that she can easily and affordably create her own remarkable sense of style for all of her great life moments. We welcomed the opportunity to share beauty and fashion inspiration from our favorite brands."
Diana Hilaire
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conference@thegreatgirlfriends.com