Luncheon Celebrates Black Women Visionaries Disrupting Various Industries

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Color Vision, a pioneering empowerment organization led by women and founded by Mia Davis in 2017, hosted the highly anticipated “The Creator’s Luncheon” at The Gathering Spot over the weekend. This exclusive event celebrated the remarkable achievements of four outstanding women who have made significant contributions to their respective industries.

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Reflecting on the inspiration behind the event, Davis said, “I started events like this in 2018 to create a safe space for women of color, specifically Black women. So many parts of society do not honor, recognize, or appreciate us. We have to do it ourselves.”

“The Creator’s Luncheon” was an afternoon filled with inspiration, recognition, empowerment, and support for the next generation of leaders. Attendees from various backgrounds joined Color Vision in honoring the unsung heroes—the creatives, disruptors, innovators, and visionaries who work tirelessly behind the scenes to effect positive change.

Among the distinguished honorees were Entrepreneur and Brand Builder Dia Simms, Actress, Producer, and Host Crystal Renee Hayslett, Owner of Watson Realty Co Quiana Watson, and Tanika Gray Valburn, the visionary behind the White Dress Project.

Mia Davis explained the selection process for honorees, stating, “We look for women who are trailblazers. Dia is an icon, a legend. Many people don’t know who is behind big brands, but it’s Dia Simms who’s been building them. Crystal had a career in the U.S. Senate before following her passion as a stylist, leading to her success as an actress. Quiana came from a small town and made a name for herself in Atlanta. Tanika works a day job and runs an organization by night, inspiring women with her story.”

During the event, guests enjoyed a three-course luncheon and complimentary drinks. Attendees also received an exclusive gift to commemorate the occasion.

What sets The Creator’s Luncheon apart is its commitment to social impact. All proceeds from the event support the Color Vision Scholarship Fund, benefiting students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). By attending, guests not only celebrate inspirational women but also contribute to fostering equitable opportunities in education.

The event featured a special scholarship presentation funded by Digital Culture Group. Crystal Foote, founder of Digital Culture Group, awarded the scholarship to Danae Harrison, a junior political science major at Spelman College. Harrison embodies the leadership and perseverance that Color Vision seeks to support.

Reflecting on receiving the scholarship, Harrison said, “There are so many emotions. It’s an honor to join a community that supports women of color and students, especially with the current political climate. I was just shocked.”

She added, “I want to go to Harvard Law School to study intellectual property, focusing on fashion, law, and contracts. After graduating, I want to ensure equitable contracts for minorities in the fashion and entertainment industries.”

Color Vision’s events have received overwhelmingly positive responses, with sold-out gatherings in various cities. The Creator’s Luncheon, which launched in D.C., has expanded to Atlanta, New York, and soon Los Angeles. Davis emphasized the importance of such events for Black women, stating, “We want to feel safe, inspired, and cared for. What better way than to care for each other?”

Re-reported the article originally published in Atlanta Tribune.

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Luncheon Celebrates Black Women Visionaries Disrupting Various Industries

Color Vision, a pioneering empowerment organization led by women and founded by Mia Davis in 2017, hosted the highly anticipated “The Creator’s Luncheon” at The Gathering Spot over the weekend. This exclusive event celebrated the remarkable achievements of four outstanding women who have made significant contributions to their respective industries.

Image credit: Atlanta tribune

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the event, Davis said, “I started events like this in 2018 to create a safe space for women of color, specifically Black women. So many parts of society do not honor, recognize, or appreciate us. We have to do it ourselves.”

“The Creator’s Luncheon” was an afternoon filled with inspiration, recognition, empowerment, and support for the next generation of leaders. Attendees from various backgrounds joined Color Vision in honoring the unsung heroes—the creatives, disruptors, innovators, and visionaries who work tirelessly behind the scenes to effect positive change.

Among the distinguished honorees were Entrepreneur and Brand Builder Dia Simms, Actress, Producer, and Host Crystal Renee Hayslett, Owner of Watson Realty Co Quiana Watson, and Tanika Gray Valburn, the visionary behind the White Dress Project.

Mia Davis explained the selection process for honorees, stating, “We look for women who are trailblazers. Dia is an icon, a legend. Many people don’t know who is behind big brands, but it’s Dia Simms who’s been building them. Crystal had a career in the U.S. Senate before following her passion as a stylist, leading to her success as an actress. Quiana came from a small town and made a name for herself in Atlanta. Tanika works a day job and runs an organization by night, inspiring women with her story.”

During the event, guests enjoyed a three-course luncheon and complimentary drinks. Attendees also received an exclusive gift to commemorate the occasion.

What sets The Creator’s Luncheon apart is its commitment to social impact. All proceeds from the event support the Color Vision Scholarship Fund, benefiting students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). By attending, guests not only celebrate inspirational women but also contribute to fostering equitable opportunities in education.

The event featured a special scholarship presentation funded by Digital Culture Group. Crystal Foote, founder of Digital Culture Group, awarded the scholarship to Danae Harrison, a junior political science major at Spelman College. Harrison embodies the leadership and perseverance that Color Vision seeks to support.

Reflecting on receiving the scholarship, Harrison said, “There are so many emotions. It’s an honor to join a community that supports women of color and students, especially with the current political climate. I was just shocked.”

She added, “I want to go to Harvard Law School to study intellectual property, focusing on fashion, law, and contracts. After graduating, I want to ensure equitable contracts for minorities in the fashion and entertainment industries.”

Color Vision’s events have received overwhelmingly positive responses, with sold-out gatherings in various cities. The Creator’s Luncheon, which launched in D.C., has expanded to Atlanta, New York, and soon Los Angeles. Davis emphasized the importance of such events for Black women, stating, “We want to feel safe, inspired, and cared for. What better way than to care for each other?”

Re-reported the article originally published in Atlanta Tribune.