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Go-Getter Conference: ‘Black Women Aren’t Hiding Their Brilliance Anymore’

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Go Getter Conference Colony Reeves

While many conferences and events focus solely on business, and others set their eyes strictly on faith-based programs, Epic Fab Girl founder Candace Junée has brought the two worlds together to create the Go-Getter Conference.

This month, Candace hosted a powerful Go-Getter Conference in Chicago on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17.

“It’s bigger than us. It’s bigger than this moment. It’s about generations,” Candace said during her opening prayer on Friday.

She adds, “This weekend you are about to be poured into by people who have run multiple million dollar businesses. They have been where you are, and have the ability to impart into you. But you know what the number one thing that will get in the way of your purpose, destiny, finances, bank account, and the promise land that God has promised you? The number one thing that will get in the way of what God has called you to do is you.”

The number one thing that will get in the way of what god has called you to do is you.

Candace Junee
Image: Candace Junée; Photo Credit: J’nae Antionette Photography

Candace’s 2-day conference agenda included a mixture of panel discussions, fireside chats with influencers, and praise and worship to help women build the faith they need for the journey ahead.

The speaker list was quite impressive, including names like Colony Reeves of ‘Selling Tampa’ and YouTube influencer Erin on Demand.

“Bet on yourself,” says Colony. “You can never lose when you bet on yourself. You are putting all your energy into this one thing that you want. And you are being disciplined, waking up every day and choosing that life, praying about it, writing it down, and manifesting it.

Colony adds, “You are living that life already, even though it’s not here yet. There is absolutely no way you can fail. If it is, that just means God is redirecting your path in another way, and that’s still not failure. So, go after it. Bet on yourself because you can’t lose.”

When YouTube influencer Erin on Demand bet on herself, her actions paid dividends. She started attending Toastmaster meetings, practicing in the mirror, and recording herself in order to become a better speaker.

Erin on Demand Candace Photography
Image: Candace Junée and Erin on Demand; Photo Credit: J’nae Antionette Photography

Then, Erin started her YouTube channel and shared her goal of attracting 50,000 followers during her first year on the platform. Little did she know, her audience appreciated the transparency and behind the scenes details of her journey. Her authenticity catapulted her to over 100,000 subscribers in less than a year.

“There are many tools that can help you grow your YouTube following, but the biggest action you can take is to practice,” says Erin. ” I invested my time and energy into being good at what I do. You can’t shortcut that.”

She adds, “Experimentation is such an important phase we want to skip over. Creators are crushing it because they are doing what’s fun for them. Find that thing you enjoy and that you want to create over and over again.”

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Content creator Morgan A. Owens found what she loves, and gets paid to do it.

Morgan is a Cincinnati-based serial entrepreneur, blogger and influencer. In 2014, she launched Curvy Cardio, which was the beginning of her women’s empowerment journey beyond corporate America.

Image: Candace Junée and Morgan A. Owens; Photo Credit: J’nae Antionette Photography

Now, she secures deals with beauty brands and promotes her passion all over social media. She’s taking her influencer status up a notch with her own talk show, which is slated to air in October.

“I invested in a blog course from a known black blogger,” said Morgan. “Then, I bought a ring light and some Amazon backdrops. I was shooting content like I knew what I was doing.”

She adds, “Now, I just turned that into partnering with my local black-owned paper, and founded the Beauty section of the Cincinatti Herald, and leaned on relationships to appear on my local Fox station. Then, I woke up in May and said ‘I need my own talk show.’ There was nothing in the area that was a safe space for Black women. That’s the premise of my show…giving Black women a safe space to be happy.”

All the speakers sprinkled gems all over the stage, showing us how to lean into our faith in order to win in every aspect of our lives, including business.

Candace Junee Go Getter Conference
Image: Candace Junée; Photo Credit: J’nae Antionette Photography

But let’s not forget about the fabulous host of the Go-Getter Conference, Candace Junée. Her questions were on point, her energy was captivating, and her passion for what she does is evident. There’s no doubt that Candace is ready for her own talk show.

The 2022 Go-Getter Conference was a success thanks to a woman from the South Side of Chicago who had a vision, and didn’t let anything get in her way. Candace is an example of what can happen when ‘Black women don’t hide their brilliance.’

If you missed this year’s conference, you can get ready for 2023. The next Go-Getter Conference will take place September 15-16, 2023 in Chicago. Grab your early bird tickets for the Go-Getter conference this weekend.

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