On September 12, 21Ninety kicked off its first sold-out stop on the Summit21 Brunch Tour in Nashville, Tennessee. In partnership with Travel Noire, the brand hosted an intimate curated brunch with empowerment moments to network, eat, drink, and enjoy thoughtful conversations led by our hosts and favorite boss women.

Though it was an intimate gathering of 45 women — creators, entrepreneurs, and professionals — at the Grand Hyatt, Lou/na Rooftop Restaurant, Nashville's finest showed up and showed out at the event. These women weren't just beautiful — they were smart, funny, successful, and most of all, supportive of one another. What more could you ask for?  

After guests were treated to a brunch and a branded photo booth, DeBaun held a fireside chat hosted by Nashville native, entrepreneur, and influencer Jasmine Sweet.

Jasmine Sweet, a Nashville local influencer, career woman, and soon to be mother guided a fireside chat with Morgan Debaun, CEO of Blavity, home to both 21Ninety and Travel Noire. Their candid conversations touched on points including how to be a boss, branding and executive decision-making 101, honing the power of your evolving visions, and how to find balance in both career and personal life. Finally, we closed out our networking and programming with an off-the-fly Q&A, where the audience had the opportunity to ask transparent questions and gain real advice from our successful and insightful speakers.

The best advice that was given, of course, was to view yourself like you're already "there" — where you want to be — and to overcome the obstacles of being a Black force in technology.

To say that everyone who attended the Summit21 brunch was inspired would be an understatement. In fact, thanks to all that attended on that day, a new community of powerful #GirlBosses and #WomenWhoBrunch was created. What better way to exchange ideas, build your network, and get motivated to move into the next phase of your career than with a community of like-minded, successful women?

We can’t wait to have more of the amazing boss women join us on this tour, whose infectious energy truly brings our Summit21 empowerment sessions to life! So be sure to stay tuned for more cities to be announced. For now, thank you, and congratulations, to the women who made the Summit21 brunch a success this time around!

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