#No Filter Girl Talk Experience D.C.

First things first – “It was ALL Real Talk!” WOE Magazine’s hosted its first event of the year 2017, the #NoFilter Girl Talk Experience. The event brought together major industry bosses sharing real unfiltered stories about their journey to success.

Photos By: Miranda Mckenzie-Drummond

Saturday, January 7, 2017, weather event forecast called for snow (the first snow shower of the winter season in the DMV). This was the kind of weather that separated those satisfied with mediocrity vs those who craved heights of excellence! 80 plus women gathered together to receive successful tools and empowerment.

The event was hosted by the one and only Timea Gaines, founder of Love Life Media & the SheROCKS event.


On the couch and love seats, front and center were the panelists, the ‘crème de la crème’ (the best of the very best):

Germaine Leftridge – Beauty Boss/Serial Entrepreneur/Founder Ubiquitous Expo
Tamiko White – Fashion Boss/CEO Whitenoise
Tressa Smallwood – Entertainment Boss/CEO Life Changing Books
Candice Nicole – Communications Boss/CEO Candice Nicole PR
Bershan Shaw – Motivational Boss & Speaker/TV Personality

Other special guest included, Celebrity Hair Stylist Charlene Brown and Singer Danni Baylor


GirlTalk-199Singer, Danni Baylor


The power-storm panel poured out wisdom based on experiences, advice wrapped in transparency and unfiltered correction in so much love. The attendees wanted and cried out for more. No topic or subject was off limits and ‘real conversation without the charade,’ was the most awesome aspect of the day’s experience.

GirlTalk-162PR Expert Candice Nicole

GirlTalk-176 Style Influencer, Tamiko White

GirlTalk-222Ayo Thomas, Editor Chief of WOE Magazine

WOE Magazine Editor in Chief, Ayo Thomas moderated like a Pro, sometimes becoming devil’s advocate to make sure questions were stirred and answers were not avoided. Conversation themes included (but were not limited to)

• Conversation themes included (but were not limited to)
• 2017 is your year of excellence
• I am my sister’s keeper- women supporting each other
• Help someone else rise
• Collaboration, help someone along the way!
• Why your circle is so important and how do you expand your circle?
• It’s all about networking, Push pass your comfort zone
• Having & Finding an accountability partner


Red Carpet Host: Kashonna Holland

GirlTalk-285 Entertainment Boss, Tressa Azarel Smallwood

Great thanks goes out to our event sponsors for their support and contribution:

Beauty Sponsor, Crème of Nature
Premier Sponsor, Strategy 6 Solutions and CEO Raeshawn Crosson
Media Sponsor, Everything Girls Love

WOE Magazine plans to take the #No Filter Girl Talk Experience on the road. Next Stop New York City Spring 2017. Details Coming Soon!

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