After growing tired of the same corporate workshops and lunch and learns, Morgan Owens decided to create a brand where women felt not only valued but also given the opportunity to better themselves and their careers.
The Professional Pretty Conference, held May 19 at the University Of Cincinnati
African American Cultural Resource Center, was founded with the mission that women can be “powerful and pretty,” says Owens.
Geared toward any woman with the desire to become more marketable in their corporate and/or entrepreneurial careers, the conference will touch on topics such as career building, public relations, trademarks, email marketing, personal/business branding, how to navigate the corporate sector and more.
With 12 workshops, 100 attendees and 15 speakers, Professional Pretty aims to show women in the workplace how to be their authentic selves and still get the job done, according to Owens.
“I hope to accomplish an experience where attendees will not only walk away empowered but with actual information to make them great,” explains Owens. “Many empowerment conferences get you excited but as soon as Monday rolls around, many women lose that spirit. My hope is to have that spirit radiate and remain within after being surrounded by like-minded women who are there intentionally to help other women succeed.”
Attendees can expect to hear from keynote speaker Dawn Williams Thompson, Brand Strategist/President, and well as Owens herself, a self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” specializing in Marketing and Branding. The Morgan A. Owens brand series has been broadcasted and supported by Fox 19 News, WLWT Channel 5, The Cincinnati Herald, and Radio One.
Attendees will also be able to enter “Slay Alleyway” throughout the day to learn about beauty, skincare, and styling from some of Cincinnati’s top experts.
Now more than ever, Owens says, this is the best time to hold an event like this. “Minority women are the number one demographic as entrepreneurs right now. However, I feel a lot of women in business are operating without the proper education foundation they need to not only sustain in longevity but take their business to a nationwide level,” says Owens, adding that her Professional Pretty event is for any woman wanting level up her career or business while also looking the part.