Malinda Williams Annual Rise And Shine: Ladies Who Brunch Event In LA

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: seen at Malinda Williams' Rise And Shine: Ladies Who Brunch at 1 Hotel on October 02, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Eclipse Content)

( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) VIP Guests Gather To Celebrate Malinda Williams Annual Rise And Shine: Ladies Who Brunch Event In LA

ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson

The Rise and Shine: Ladies Who Brunch event created and curated by actress, producer, and creator Malinda Williams took place over the weekend at the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood. The afternoon brunch gathered dynamic and accomplished women from all genres and influence in entertainment, executives and small business owners to network and celebrate black excellence. VIP guests in attendance included Niecy Nash, Vanessa Estelle Williams, Koshie Mills, Monique Coleman, Alexis Kerrand more!

The 2nd annual event was a hybrid, inclusive of an in-person brunch and a virtual experience hosted by Porsha Monique. Malinda’s co-hosts of the Rise and Shine event were powerhouse celebrity publicist and TV Personality Kita Williams, best-selling author, transformational speaker, and Editor-In-Chief of Cheryl Magazine, Cheryl P. Williamson. The women in attendance understood the assignment of celebrating sisterhood and female empowerment. The brunch was lavishly decorated with beautiful white and blush floral centerpieces.  A decadent buffet of tasty bites was provided, and an atmosphere of transparency was created with an exchange of inspirational energy that was palpable. 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 02: seen at Malinda Williams’ Rise And Shine: Ladies Who Brunch at 1 Hotel on October 02, 2021, in West Hollywood, California. (All photos included in the article are by Arnold Turner/Eclipse Content)

The energy I felt was beyond words. Sisterhood was the heartbeat and focus. The bonds that everyone created in the room will never be broken,” says actress and event creator Malinda Williams. “The intent of The Rise and Shine brunch was to leave inspired and encouraged.”

The RISE And SHINE: Ladies Who Brunch was hosted by philanthropist and actress Monique Coleman, with an exceptional guest performance of “Sista” by actress Vanessa Estelle Williams who received a standing ovation. The powerhouse panelists included Alexis Kerr, VP of (Hallmark Mahogany); Melissa Butler, creator of the (Lip Bar); actress Malinda Williams and Koshie Mills (Heirs of Afrika) served as panel moderators. Also, actress Niecy Nash gave an impromptu inspirational message to the women in attendance. 

Every woman received curated “Authentically HER” boxes. Inside each box was a gold coin that represented developing and keeping a prosperous mindset, a bracelet to be worn as a daily reminder to affirm yourself with love, two affirmation cards, and a pen to write affirmations of encouragement. The women exchanged their cards with the woman next to them as an intentional act of being their sister’s keeper.

The Rise and Shine: Ladies Who Brunch event is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors, Cadillac and Hallmark Mahogany. 

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