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1st Annual 'I is Important' Gala for Professionals of Color & Allies

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Join Ordinary x Influence, originally Born to Be Unique Consulting, at our 1st Annual "I is Important" Wine & Dine Gala in March!

Intended for: Professionals of Color & Allies

Inspired by the decrease in long-term solution planning and underpaid employment in the social activist, public service and humanitarian industries, the lack of African American presence in the professional world in the Western Massachusetts area, and the lack of sufficient educational, entrepreneurial and leadership opportunity access for African American professionals in Founder/CEO Shatoyia Jones' homestate, Louisiana, Shatoyia has decided to invite professionals who identity as "of color" and allies to Ordinary x Influence's official launch gala.

The gala serves as an introduction of Ordinary x Influence to the general public and target audiences, an initiative to form a community that brings together Western Mass's professionals who identify as of color and connect them to relevant opportunities and resources. It also serves to discuss social issues of 2018-2019 and proposed solutions to opportunity injustice for those who identify as persons of color, while validating the importance of professionals "of color" through recognition and awards.

She also hopes to raise $ through the sale of tickets, raffles, and professional clothing (to be on display at the Gala), as well as donations from attendees, investors, and sponsors to be able to host an opportunity access summer initiative in her hometown, one of the poorest cities in the U.S., Monroe, Louisiana. This initiative includes, youth and young adult leadership/development, self-esteem workshops, and mentorship for entrepreneurship and social change project--exclusively accessible to young leaders at her high school to start, hoping to scale throughout Louisiana and the general South within the next 3 years.

Come with your tastebuds for dinner & wine, your business cards ready to mingle & network and open hearts to inspirational initiatives & discussion, ready to be wowed by all the accomplishments, success, and drive by a group of melanated professionals in one place!

*Dress Code Strictly Enforced: Formal / Business*

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