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Inaugural Boss Babes Brunch Celebrates 7 Influential South Florida Business Women

The Boss Babes of South Florida hosted their inaugural Boss Babes Honors Brunch Celebration in August to highlight women in the business community. This event celebrated seven women or “Boss Babes” who are killin’ it on their 9 to 5’s or as entrepreneurs.

The brunch took place Saturday August 7th at Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Pembroke Pines. Dozens of women packed the restaurant to see some of their local favs honored for their hard work.

“We brunch together to celebrate our boss babe friends and honor those that continue to pave the way with excellence and innovation,” said event producer and Boss Babes of South Florida founder, Karine Melissa.

Melissa created this movement for women to feel safe to connect, open to be empowered, and ready for opportunities to propel their businesses and careers to the next level. The Board of Directors, which include Sandra Marie, Nandy Gelin, Tarelle Goldwire, Tam G. Smith, Kelsey Roberts, and Natalie Gail, have all been to stuffy networking events where women don’t talk to each other, feel threatened by the power in the room, and are unable to muster up the confidence to connect. They felt as a result, nothing ever comes from the experience and they wanted to change that.

“We decided to create a platform that was the complete opposite of that. When Boss Babes attend our events, if they put their best foot forward, they will walk away connected, empowered, and with opportunities to collaborate and grow their brand,” said Melissa. “Boss Babes Honors blossomed out of experiencing the power of the room every time we hosted an event. It is important to me that our Boss Babe friends know that “we see them.” We see you working hard. We see you breaking barriers. We see you pushing through the struggle. We see you impacting lives. We see you paving the way for us all. That’s the foundation of Boss Babes Honors, we see you. We celebrate and honor you.”

Check out the List of Honorees from the brunch

Boss Babes of South Florida Most Influential Trailblazer

  • Nickie Nou, Founder of Curls Dynasty

Top 7 Most Influential Boss Babes of South Florida

  • Monica Sarduy, President of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce Miami-Dade County and VP of Sales & Marketing at X-1FBO
  • Danie Spikes, Founder of Beloved Box and Hello Beaute, CErtified Relationship Coach, and TEDx Speaker
  • Barbara Perpignan, Founder of Barbwire VIP, Royal Resorts, SBP Financial
  • Samantha Ramnarine, Founder of Car Accidental Referral Services and DIversity MRI
  • Zahadonna Clark, Salon Owner, Cosmetologist, and Hair Extensions Coach
  • Taj McGill, Founder of South Florida Fashion Academy
  • Aiz’sha Hanna, Founder of Yoni and Beyond

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