Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC

More than 200 women joined The Root and on-air personality Jacque Reid for an evening of networking and honest talk about the challenges black women face.

Event attendee (l) talks with Jones Magazine’s Tracey Ferguson (r). (photo by Lavelle Finerson)

Did you miss The Root's Young, Female and Fabulous event Wednesday evening in New York City? More than 200 women (and a few men) came out to the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in Manhattan to network over cocktails and enjoy a panel discussion about the joys and challenges of being a success-minded black woman.

Moderated by Jacque Reid, co-host of KISS-FM's The D.L. Hughley Morning Show, the panel included Tracey Ferguson, editor-in-chief of Jones Magazine and star of Centric TV's reality show, Keeping Up With the Joneses; Lois Samuels, model and fashion designer; Edwina Findley, actress (Tremé); Donna Byrd, publisher of The Root; Raina Kelley, Newsweek staff writer; and Harriette Cole, president of Harriette Cole Media.

The conversation ranged from how black women help (or hurt) one another in the workplace to what's behind Slim Thug's recent comments. The video below provides a glimpse of the evening, as does the Twitter feed (search for #youngfab). Check back at The Root over the next few days for photos from the event and more video from the panel discussion.