Black women gather in Flagler for networking event

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Organizer Carmen A. Gray, third from left, participates in a panel discussion.
Organizer Carmen A. Gray, third from left, participates in a panel discussion.

The “Who’s That Lady?” Black Women’s Expo Business Network event was held on Sunday at The Purpose Center in Flagler Beach.

According to organizer Carmen A. Gray, the event was to provide a spotlight on premier minority women-owned businesses “that are impacting our lives, locally, nationally & globally right in our own neighborhoods.’’

Gray, founder of JJ Artisan Coffee & Gifts LLC, has created conferences, workshops and seminars for thousands, as well as for smaller intimate groups.

She created a women’s network, Dinner with Friends Women’s Network, LLC., in Atlanta, and produced the “Dinner with Friends Women’s Network’’ TV program.

Left: The event  put a spotlight on women leaders. Right:  The Purpose Center was the site of the well-attended event.(PHOTOS BY DUANE C.  FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY.COM)
Left: The event put a spotlight on women leaders.
Right: The Purpose Center was the site of the well-attended event.
(PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

This was the first Black Women’s Expo in Flagler organized by Gray and other area women. Other women involved in the Flagler County event were Nicole Williams, Flagler County Association of Realtors’ Government Affairs director; Arnessia King, founder of Women of Favor Sisterhood; Dr. Candace House, co-founder of The Purpose Center; and Laura Robinson, Scrumptious Designs 1.

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