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7 reasons to attend Blavity’s Summit21 Conference, formerly EmpowerHer, in Atl

21Ninety Founder Morgan DeBaun and XONecole Founder Necole Kane during the EmpowerHer (now Summit21) Conference in 2017 (Source: Instagram @21ninety)

Blavity is taking female empowerment to a whole new level. 21Ninety, a sub-brand of the Blavity conglomerate, is a lifestyle brand focused on the empowerment of women of color, specifically millennial women, through learning, growing, discovering, and connecting as a community.

This year, the media company will present the Summit21 conference, formerly EmpowerHer, June 8-9 in Atlanta. The two-day conference is set to give entrepreneurs, creators, and influencers the opportunity to gain invaluable insights to achieving their goals, while utilizing the latest tools and products from leading innovative partners.

In preparation for this exciting and fabulous event, we gathered sevens reasons you should attend this game-changing conference.


This year’s conference will take place in Atlanta. As industries like television and film continue to grow in Georgia, the creative community is rapidly growing. The new creative renaissance that’s brewing in Atlanta makes this year’s location the perfect place to grow and learn new lifestyle and creative techniques.

2. The conference line up is can’t miss

Blavity is always known for bringing in heavy-hitters for their conferences, and this year is no different. Youtube sensation and creative producer Maya Washington, Curl Box founder Myleik Teele, Political Strategist Symone Sanders, and She’s Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise are just a few on the list of speakers.

3. The conference schedule is BOMB.

This year’s conference will feature three main tracks: Beauty, Money, and Impact. From there, attendees will have the opportunity to attend celebrity panels, boss babe masterclasses, socio-political strategy by day, and Blavity-hosted parties in the evening. Work in the day, play at night? What could be better?

4. A Holy Mecca for Creatives

No matter your discipline, if you’re a creative, this conference is for you. Featuring speakers with experience in politics to content creation, Summit21 offers a niche for every type of creative.

5. Networking Opportunities

Not only do attendees get to bear witness to panels and participate in master classes, they will also have the opportunity to pitch ideas and network with some of the industries finest and most influential.

6. New lifestyle secrets await

It takes 21 days to begin a new habit and 90 days to form a new lifestyle. Over the two day experience, attendees will discover new lifestyle and creative techniques to further their careers and peace of mind.

7. Guidance on how to live your best life

The goal of Summit21 is to teach women new valuable skills that will benefit their careers and lives. If the women who attend Summit21 truly apply the skills and tips given at the conference, it’ll turn into a habit, eventually creating a new and happier lifestyle.