Conversation and Cocktail Empowerment Experience W/Andrea “Drea” Kelly (Essence Weekend)

July 7, 2019

July 7, 2019

12:00 To 16:00

Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras Street LaFourche/Pointe Coupee Room, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130

Event Description

                                                                        Ladies….let’s talk…..


Purpose: NO JUDGEMENT ZONE platform for all women to come together in fun, inviting and positive atmosphere, to uplift, encourage, and support one another.


                                    The Empowerment Speakers

  • Andrea “Drea” Kelly, ex-wife of R. Kelly, actress, choreographer, & dancer.
  • Angela Marshall, former NFL Wife (Arthur Marshall), CEO, and author.
  • Alissa R. Jones, founder of Survivors with Voices Foundation.
  • Janell Banks, comedian.

Join us for a casual and wonderful time of transparency and real talk!

My Life. My Truth. My Story. Is a movement, an experience, an empowerment you can’t afford to miss Essence Weekend.

Ladies…Let’s Talk…..


  • your personality, but most importantly your story and an open heart


Limited vendor space is available. Please email if interested.

Vendor Space. The vendor is allowed, one additional guest. Vendors will receive (1) 6′ ft table & two chairs. Vendors are required to bring linens. We will require a PNG or JPEG logo, your first and last name including guest’s first and last name, your contact number, and your bio.
Price will increase for vendors after 05/31/2019. Early bird gets the worm.

Ticket Types  

  • “Inspiration Session” Ticket 

This purpose-driven empowering session allows guest to listen and interview empowerment speakers, take photos, shop with vendors & network with otherguest. Please Note: The Conversation and Cocktail Power Hour and Tea Talk session is NOT included with this ticket. 

  • “Conversation and Cocktail Power Hour” Ticket 

This ticket focuses on connecting and networking with other guests and women of color over luxury cocktails and motivating conversations. With this ticket, guest get an hour and a half of unlimited cocktails, time to mix/mingle with guests, take photos and shop with vendors. There will be no interviewing or personal conversations with the speakers during the cocktail power hour. Please Note: The Inspiration and Tea Talk sessions are NOT included with this ticket 

  • “Empower & Influence” VIP Ticket 

This prestigious all-access ticket entitles guests to the full experience with no restrictions. Guest are allowed entry into every phase of the event including TheConversation and Cocktail Power Hour, Inspiration Session and the intimate Tea Talk. Guest will be allowed to take photos & interview with guest speakers, partake in unlimited cocktails during the Conversation and Cocktail Power Hour, shop with vendors and stay after the event is over for an intimate one on one Tea Talk session with speakers. VIP guest will also receive reserved seating at the event. 

  • Tea Talk” Ticket 

Guest that are lucky enough to get their hands on these exceptional tickets will be granted access to sip decadent tea while having intimate one-on-one conversations with the speakers in a strict no-judgement atmosphere after the event. Guest can still shop with vendors, mix/mingle with guests, take photos & interview with the speakers. Please Note: The Inspiration Session and Conversation and Cocktail Power Hour is NOT included with this ticket, however, access to this session is also included with the Empower and Influence VIP ticket. 


  • 11:45 am Doors Open
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm “Conversation and Cocktail Power Hour
  • 1:50 pm Inspiraton Session Begins
  • 4:00 pm Tea Talk

Dress Code

  • Cocktail Attire, Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual

                                                                 Door prizes, giveaways and more!


                    A portion of proceeds donated to the S.Bowie Memorial Scholarship Foundation


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