ItsHerLife & The Honey Pot Co Presents: EmpowHERing Panel Conversation
About this Event
Our guest panelist will be addressing best practices of how to integrate fitness and healthy habits into any lifestyle that can create overall wellness. These tips and tools will help encourage, motivate and inspire any woman to continue to take care of HER mind, HER body, and be HER best self.
The event will be held via Zoom. The link is attached when you signup.
Learn more about our featured panelist:
Amber Chambers, the owner of ItsHerLife Bands, is a health educator, personal trainer, and fitness instructor. Born and raised on the southside of Chicago, Amber earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Central State University. During her sophomore year of college, is where she developed her passion for health and wellness.
Not too long after graduating college, Amber began to build her ItsHerLife brand and business to what we have come to know today. “My business focuses on the Mind, Body, and Lifestyle of a Woman.” Her mission is to continue to bring out the confidence and uniqueness of individuals with any lifestyle. Her Body, Her Mind, Her Lifestyle
Instagram| @itsher.life, @Amberobics
When she was younger, Beatrice Dixon suffered from bacterial vaginosis for eight months. One night, an ancestor gave her the ingredients to heal herself in a dream. From that insightful dream, she created the formula for a healthy, clean feminine wash. In 2014, Dixon launched The Honey Pot Company, a plant-based feminine hygiene line created with a goal to provide women with a healthy alternative to feminine care that is free of chemicals, parabens, carcinogens, and sulfates. The rest is history.
With experience in pharmaceuticals, retail, and natural foods, Dixon has the insight and expertise to bring the innovative concept of a plant-based feminine care system to the marketplace. Unlike mass market and conventional feminine care brands, consumers will be able to get all of their feminine care needs met under one brand as The Honey Pot Company currently offers feminine washes, wipes, tampons, pads, mommy-to-be products, and soon-to-be additional offerings in both the feminine hygiene and feminine care segments.
Today, The Honey Pot Company’s products can be found online and in stores nationwide at Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, Wegmans and Whole Foods, among other retailers.
An empowering African American female entrepreneur, Dixon has been a recipient of the Sundial and Unilever’s multimillion-dollar New Voices fund; was 1 of the first 40 women of color to raise over one million in venture capital, and has been featured in T-Pain's School of Business, BuzzFeed's Ladylike series, Today Show, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, ELLE, ESSENCE, and Forbes, to name a few.
Most recently, she was named one of Forbes Top 100 Female Founder’s; her company won a 2020 ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Award and a WWD Beauty Inc Wellness Award; and she received a CEW Indie 65 Award in 2019, honoring beauty’s independent companies.
Instagram| @thehoneypotco; @iambeadixon
Merry Green is the President of MGPG Events, Inc. and the Creator & Founder of “The Black Women’s Expo” (BWe) in Chicago, and other urban markets. The Black Women’s Expo is the nation’s longest running empowerment exposition for the African American consumer celebrating an amazing 25-year run.
Since 1995, MGPG Events, Inc., a boutique firm headquartered in Chicago, has specialized in Event Planning & Production, Community Engagement, Experiential Marketing, and Public Relations for an expansive list of clients.
Before launching MGPG Events, Inc., Merry worked in both television and radio. In 1982, beginning at WORK-TV in Rochester, New York as a producer & on-air talent, in 1984 she joined NBC-Channel 5 as the Administrator of Community Programs in Chicago. From NBC, Merry became a Producer for the nationally syndicated Ebony Jet Showcase in 1986, produced by Johnson Publishing Company. She later moved to radio and became the Promotions & Marketing Director for WVAZ-FM (V103) radio where she created the Black Women’s Expo. Merry’s work has garnered her numerous awards including the Chicago Defender’s Women of Excellence Award.
I attended Central State University, where I graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting. I worked in Accounting for two years and decided to start my business, Lebristrap2.8. My business started as a hair company and has now expanded to business coaching and an online school. I am known for my entertaining cooking videos on Instagram (this is where my following grew.) I am an advocate for self-love. I try to install self-love into anyone that I cross paths with. My business is now three years old and expanding at a phenomenal rate. I teach other brands how to grow their social media organically. You can
love SHANNON BURGE
Shannon Burge is a business professional, entrepreneur, fitness mogul, and motivator. A proud owner of NoDefeat and executive leader for a major technology company, Shannon aims to inspire women to stay reminded they can do all things. You can be an entrepreneur, executive, travel the world, love the lord, and stay grounded in helping your community.
From Shannon’s perspective, identifying and following through with goals is essential for ongoing success. Shannon remains open to helping anyone she encounters who seeks forward movement. In addition, she keeps the goals of breaking general curses and building general wealth at the forefront of all of her actions.
Favorite Quote: “We should know NoDefeat”. I truly believe I can do all things. Defeat is not in my vocabulary.
CAT WITH A "C"
My name is Catherine Reed, and I am a beauty & lifestyle influencer. I am a Northern Illinois University Alumna with my bachelor’s in Family and Individual Development. If someone told me that I would be using my degree in such a “non-traditional” way I would be surprised. My journey as an influencer has made me realize how much I enjoy connecting with people, especially women. I am so grateful to connect with people all over the world with my platform, just from simply doing YouTube. My platform in a way helps me to love & support women virtually every day. I hope to continue to spread the message of self-love and what beauty means to you, versus looking for validation elsewhere. We are all beautiful in our own way, and having a platform that continuously supports that, is something I will never take for granted.
Eshé N’kenge also known as COACH HONEY is the owner of Honey Im Fit, a lifestyle fitness brand. Her love for health and fitness began at a very young age. She realized her passion in 5th grade when she joined “Girls on the Run” and the track team. This led her to become a collegiate athlete and studying exercise science. She is devoted to promoting self-love by way of fitness as well as helping her client to deconstruct society’s view of beauty and developing a view of their own. She leads by example to demonstrate how living a healthy lifestyle can be beneficial physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her goal is to empower women around the world to live an active lifestyle and love every inch of who they are!
DR. KERRY ANN PERKINS