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Not only is the 2021 ESSENCE Girls United Summit coming to you live from Atlanta, but we’ll also be livestreaming simultaneously to bring you the ultimate virtual experience right from ESSENCE Studios beginning at 4PM EST on Saturday, October 9.

In addition to fun & insightful conversations, multiple giveaways and special musical performance, we’ll also have an opportunity for you to join the conversation through our ESSENCE Studios live chat. Plus, our partners at CBS Original The Equalizer will be highlighting a few Unstoppable Equalizers who are impacting change in our communities, and our friends at American Airlines will take you through a day in the life of inspiring Black women making career moves in the aviation industry as a pilots and cadets for the airline.

Keep scrolling to get a look at 7 conversations you absolutely can’t miss and then be sure to tune in to ESSENCE Studios at 4PMEST to watch live. See you there!

GU Sister Circle: What I Wish I Knew About Money In My 20s
An honest conversation about the dos and don’ts of money management for young adults looking to achieve financial freedom and build generational wealth.
Panelists: Tonya Rapley – Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author; Marsha Barnes – Founder, The Finance Bar; Dr. Nicole Garner Scott – Financial Planner & Wealth Strategist; Lilias Folkes John – Financial Stylist

All The Rage: Embracing, Releasing And Managing Your Emotions
A few of today’s most reflective creatives open up about how to cope with the emotional weight of being young adults in the current environment with a little help from a mental health professional.
Panelists: Artist & Model Selah Marley, Singer & Activist Tangina Stone and Licensed Mental Health Therapist Nicola Pierre-Smith

#MyVoiceMatters: Social Activism In The Digital Age
Young activists and organizers join us to share how they are leveraging their social footprint to continue the work towards a better reality for Black and Brown communities worldwide.
Panelists: Entrepreneur & Activist Chelsea Miller, Civil Rights & Political Activist Mary-Pat Hector and Student Activist & Community Organizer Zyahna Bryant

Life in 4K: How To Create The Content of Your Dreams
Innovative content creators walk us through the do’s and don’t’s of thriving on social mediaby curating content that works for you.
Panelists: Content Strategist and Digital Marketing guru Ibukun Oladejo and Singer, Kaelyn Kastle

Entrepreneurship 101: How To Start Minding The Business That Pays You
A candid conversation on how to take the first steps towards launching your own business and what life as an entrepreneur is really like.
Panelists: Tahira Joy – Entrepreneur & Founder, The Cut Life; Rachel Johnson – Entertainment Strategist

Facecards, Bawdy & Beyond: Black Girl Style Hacks For Your Everyday Slay
Style influencers show us howthey createthe perfect looks for every occasion.
Participants: Content Creator Jasmin Corley and Wardrobe & Brand Amplifier Crystal Daniels

My Sister’s Keeper: Making the Transition from Mentee to Mentor
A conversation about how to know if you’re ready to begin pay it forward as a former mentee by becoming a mentor yourself.
Panelists: Michelle Blue – Host & Creator; Danesha Smith – McDonald’s Owner & Operator; Cierra Thompson; D’Shonda Brown – ESSENCE GU Editor

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