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SistaFriendz Speak! Teleconference

Want to receive a inspirational word from SistaFriendz CEO Toya Beasley and glean wisdom from successful women so you can achieve more? Then save this date:

Stacey Speller

Tuesday, April 29th at 8:00pm Eastern

Call Number: 712-432-0075

Participant Code: 154087

This will mark our first SistaFriendz Speak! teleconference session, where the SistaFriendz family meets to pour in, build up and branch out, both personally and professionally.    

Our first “Speak!er” will be Stacey Speller, international speaker, lifestyle coach, columnist and author of Directions 2 Destiny.  You can read more about Stacey at


Recent Events


2nd Annual SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards

SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel AwardsThe SistaFriendzTM Stellar Women of GospelTM Awards returned to Nashville on Saturday, January 18, 2014 to honor five outstanding female professionals in the Gospel Music Industry. Hosted by Toya Beasley, media personality, industry consultant and CEO of SistaFriendz, this unique event celebrates the contributions of female professionals who work “behind-the-scenes” to help bring Gospel Music to the world. 

This year’s Honorees are: Monica Bacon, Founder and President of Sovereign Agency; Dr. Teresa Hairston, Founder and Chair of the Gospel Heritage Foundation; Tomeka B. Holyfield, President and CEO of RCM Media Productions and The HELPPPP Agency; Karen Jackson, Director of Marketing and Artist Development for Motown Gospel; and Gwendolyn Quinn, Founder and President of Gwendolyn Quinn.


The SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards took place at 9:00 a.m. at the new Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Now in its second year, the SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards has become one of the most anticipated events of The Stellar Awards Weekend.

“We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support for this event from Gospel artists, record labels, industry professionals and media personalities,” said Toya Beasley, Founder & CEO of SistaFriendz and Executive Producer of the Stellar Women of Gospel Awards. “There are an incredible number of exceptional women who are un-sung heroes in the Gospel Music industry, and we produce the only event of its kind where they are honored and celebrated.”

Attendance at the SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards is by invitation only.


More Than Gold Monthly Mentor Meeting Series

SistaFriendz Founder and CEO Toya Beasley recently led a series of mentor meetings focused on positive self-image, self-esteem and self-confidence. The “More Than Gold” sessions, held at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey, helped women and young ladies see that when they understand their true worth, they can walk confidently and successfully in their respective purpose and professions. Stay tuned for upcoming dates and locations of the next SistaFriendz Mentor Meetings!


SistaFriendz @ School

Having purpose, confidence and a SistaFriendz at Barringer High Schoolpositive self-image are important at any age. We offer a series of interactive workshops on these topics (as well as leadership, networking and entrepreneurialism) and more designed especially for students.

We spent time recently with some fabulous young ladies at Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey. Our day included discussions and activities about having confidence, a  positive self-image and being a person of good character. The young ladies learned a lot about themselves and each other, and left inspired to be all they can be!

If you are interested in bringing a SistaFriendz workshop to your middle or high school, please send an email to Glynnis Woolridge at


Power of Connections LuncheonToya and Panelists 3

Our Power of Connections Networking Lunch Event at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York was a huge success! We are grateful for Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins, Karen Dupiche, Dianna Hobbs and Shaila Scott, who gave of their time, talent and wisdom – true SistaFriendz! Thank you to all who attended the event; we hope it inspired and motivated you to make the most of your connections.

Click here to see pictures from Power of Connections. We hope to see you at the next SistaFriendz event!


Power of Purpose Breakfast

Power of Purpose Event CollageWe are still receiving tweets, emails and texts from women and young ladies who attended the SistaFriendz Power of Purpose Breakfast in Iselin, New Jersey! What a powerful event! Every inspirational story makes us smile.

We are so grateful for each person who took time out of their busy schedule to make the event a success.

Our special guest speakers, Jacqueline Concepcion and Coach Felicia Scott, were phenomenal! Thank you, ladies, for encouraging us to keep moving forward!



College Meetings

SistaFriendz College Focus Group

We love our SistaFriendz from college campuses. Young adults have unique needs and perspectives, so we meet periodically with young women to get their feedback on our programs and to hear how we can best help them reach their personal and professional goals.

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