This past week, Women of Color in Communications, otherwise known as ColorComm, held their “Coffee Connections” network meeting during the morning hours at a downtown café. The morning event is a member-to-member knowledge sharing opportunity for female communications professionals. Envisioned as a place and space where women can learn from one another on how to be more effective and efficient in their craft, the featured speaker was Christina Steed, executive vice president of client relations with Flowers Communications Group.
Steed delivered a relaxed and informative presentation, one that sparked a back and forth of questions and ideas from audience members at its conclusion. In observing the room, this writer appreciated the necessity of such a meeting, in that as an organization serving media professionals, this gathering is particularly essential because it helps woman of color unlock the secrets of a self-empowered success, one that allows them to survive, thrive, and assert themselves in an industry that is not always welcoming.
As one of the few men in attendance, it was obvious that the knowledge being provided offered perspective and applicable suggestions for all attendees, whether female or male. Check the gallery for a peek at some of the attendees.