Jummy Olabanji; Rahama WrightWJLA; LinkedIn

Attention, all the young, black and gifted women in Washington, D.C.: The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female series will kick off 2015 in D.C. on Jan. 27 with on-air personality and journalist Jummy Olabanji (Good Morning Washington, ABC7 News at Noon) as the event’s moderator.

For those who are unfamiliar with YFF, join The Root and Toyota for a night of networking with some of the most powerful black female entrepreneurs in business, beauty, health, philanthropy and politics. There will also be a panel discussion—the growing list of confirmed panelists includes Amanda Brown, executive director of the National Women’s Business Council; Dr. Natasha Sandy, a board-certified physician specializing in dermatology; and Rahama Wright, founder, president and CEO of Shea Yeleen, which specializes in selling fair-trade shea butter from African countries.

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The evening promises to be a lively, thought-provoking conversation about the challenges that young black women face and how to overcome them successfully.

The Details

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 27
Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Cocktail reception
7:30-8:45 p.m.: Panel discussion
8:45-9:45 p.m.: Post-panel reception

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Location:
Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible.

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