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EmpowHER Conference

| July 16, 2019 | Parties

Driving Female Success at the EmpowHER Conference

June 27 - 28

The Hotel at Avalon

The women of Atlanta flocked to The Hotel at Avalon for a two-day conference chock-full of connection, growth and empowerment. Ranging from entrepreneurs, business experts and community leaders, the EmpowHER Conference was a celebration of women with not only passion but also the drive to accomplish, with added inspiration from Porsche, Dana Spinola, Founder and CEO of fab’rik and more.

Porsche embraced female drive with the debut of their new Macan SUV, while other Porsche vehicles glimmered throughout the ballroom and around the hotel dripping with florals by C. Wayman. Pronounced keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions made for inspirational conversations. Dana Spinola, Founder and CEO of fab'rik, wrapped the general session with a candid story about her path to not only professional success but family and personal achievement. Others included, Liz Gillespie, Partner and VP of Marketing for North American Properties, Bevin Mugford, Head of Field Development at Peach, and Princess Banton-Lofters, CEO of Loft 22 Entertainment and Founder of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The sequence of events was hosted by fearless leader Jaime Primak Sullivan, host of #Cawfeetalk.

Getting some fresh air off the main stage, guests enjoyed an outdoor refreshment break studded with Porsches, Spindrift beverages and Garrett Popcorn. Attendees also had the chance to peruse the pop-up-shops teeming with custom jewelry and wears by DressUp, Peach and Stromis Swimwear. Other appearances included:


Misayo House

Natural Sleep

Michelle Harrison Signature Events

Dead Sea

The Slow Motion Booth

Evey Gems

Kendra Scott undoubtedly captivated the afternoon with a poolside cocktail party on The Hotel at Avalon rooftop. Sun-kissed by Kendra Scott yellow, guests danced like no one was watching at Yvonne Monet's silent disco. Events of a Lifetime and The Grand Bevy created branded lemon cocktails while Kendra Scott gave specialty gifts. Charcuterie and desserts courtesy of Cheese Me and Say Cheese Gourmet Cheesecakes were gone in seconds. As if the day weren't summery enough, women meandered down The Avalon for a Boulevard Stroll, visiting participating retailers and restaurants for exclusive deals.

The Woodhouse Day Spa


Lou & Grey

J. McLaughlin


vineyard vines


Sage Clothing Company

Kendra Scott

Branch & Barrel

AYA Medical Spa

Day two kicked off with a latte and donut breakfast courtesy of Bean in the Borough and Scream’n Nuts then guests enjoyed panel discussions from a diverse group:

Stephanie Davis Smith, VP of Editorial at Modern Luxury

Elizabeth “Liz” Morrison, Founder of The Fit Atlanta

Ilana Alberico, Co-Founder of Privea Collection

Liz Webber, Director of Public Relations at DressUp

Michelle Harrison, Owner and Founder of Michelle Harrison Events

Berni and Jacque Leonard, Owner + Lead Hair Stylist at Berni Inc.

Bevin Mungford, Head of Field Development at Peach

Departing with more boulevard strolling and a grab-and-go lunch by Chick-fil-A Avalon, the EmpowHER Conference wrapped up its eventful host of activities. Women walked away with more than full shopping bags, they walked away feeling invigorated, inspired and most of all EmpowHER’d.

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their immense contributions

From Sir With Love

Cinema Greens

Active Production and Design

Collection Event Furniture Rentals

C. Wayman

The Slow Motion Booth

A Glamour Affair

Events of a Lifetime

The Grand Bevy


Bean in the Borough

Scream’n Nuts

Yvonne Monet


Garrett Popcorn


Club Pilates

North Atlanta Plastic Surgery

Anderson Center for Hair

Michelle Harrison Signature Events

Berni, Inc.

Natural Sleep


The Fit Atlanta



Misayo House

Israel Ministry of Tourism

Say Cheese Gourmet Cheesecakes

Cheese Me



Stormi Swimwear

Evey Gems


Photography by: Bre Sessions & Kimberly Evans