June 15-17, 2017  |  NYC






2017 What Women Want Conference

The 2017 “What Women Want” experience is about uniting women from around the world in one weekend with powertalks, workshops, dance breaks, beauty and wellness tips, and authentic connectivity that will inspire you to return home ignited to create change.  This year, our theme of building bridges and breaking barriers is about women creating connections first with themselves, and then with others to lead an outstanding life


At What Women Want, over 200 Great Girlfriends will:


as our programming will guide girlfriends on living a “SELF CENTRIC LIFE” full of purpose and power to move in legacy and togetherness as women and global citizens.

with like minded women who stand as bridges towards higher living and meaningful relationships


on what they truly want to manifest in their lives and their friendships

the power and passion that women display when they leave all of their cares behind and savor the experience


Our Speakers

Michelle Hargove, Founder of Restoration Weekend

Michelle Hargove

Founder of Restoration Weekend

Instagram: @michellehargrove

Twitter: @michellehargrov

Facebook: Michelle Hargrove 

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Patrice C. Washington

America's Money Maven, Personal Finance Expert

Web: www.realmoneyanswers.com

Instagram & Twitter: @SeekWisdomPCW

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Tiffany Aliche

The Budgetnista, Financial Educator

Web: http://thebudgetnista.com

Instagram: @thebudgetnista

Twitter: @TheBudgetnista

Facebook: budgetnista

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Vanessa De Luca

Editor-in-Chief, Essence Magazine

Instagram & Twitter: @Vanessa_KDeLuca

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Sheri Riley

Author of Exponential Living®  and former Music Executive for LaFace Records

Web: SheriRiley.com

Twitter: @SheriRiley 

Facebook: Sheri Riley

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Tai Beauchamp

Style Influencer and Founder of Tai Life Media, LLC.

Web: www.thetailife.com

Instagram & Twitter: @taibeau

Facebook: Tai Beauchamp

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Tatia Adams Fox

Business Etiquette Expert and Branding Strategist,

Web: www.tatiaadamsfox.com

Instagram: @tatiaadamsfox

Facebook: Tatia Adams Fox

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Tieko Nejon

Key Note Speaker, Brand Strategist, CEO of Tieko Nejon

Web: www.tiekonejon.com

Instagram: @tiekonejon

Facebook: Shatieko Wilson


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Founder and Editor of Love Brown Sugar Blog

Twitter & Facebook: @LoveBrownSugar

Instagram: @lovebrownsugar

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Teneshia J. Warner

Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Egami Consulting Group and The Dream Project

Twitter: @teneshiajwarner

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Kelli Fisher & Tana Gilmore

The Matchmaking DUO

Twitter: @MatchmakingDUO

Facebook: thematchmakingduo

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Body Confidence Advocate, Actress and Journalist

Web: www.ravaldavis.com

Twitter:  @RaValDavis

Instagram: @ravaldavis

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Founder of PRVRB

Web: www.prvrb.com

Instagram & Twitter: @kwakuamuti

Facebook: Kwaku Amuti




Ticket Pricing


With the Three Day Pass you get: 

  • All access pass to all three days of the conference (all meals and beverages included on June 16th!)
  • Round trip transportation to Newark, NJ from New York City on June 16th for "ACTIVATE")
  • Full What Women Want '17 conference swag bag (loaded with goodies!)
  • A Great Girlfriends outing in NYC to one of our pre-selected hot spots
  • A complimentary Money Toolkit session with one of our Prudential Advisors
  • The best girls trip EVER! 

    With the One Day Pass you get: 

  • All access pass to Day 2 (June 16th) of the conference (all meals and beverages included!)
  • Round trip transportation to Newark, NJ from New York City
  • Full What Women Want '17 conference swag bag (loaded with goodies!)
  • The best girls day EVER! 

Early bird ticket is available until February 28, 2017





Homewood Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/ Times Square Hotel (By Hilton)

Room Rate: $289

Booking Cut Off: May 10, 2017


The Iroquois New York

Room Rate: $289

Booking Cut Off: March 24, 2017


Renaissance New York Hotel 57 (Marriott)

Room Rate: $219

Booking Cut Off: May 15, 2017


Conference Schedule


June 15, 2017

The Crosby Street Hotel

79 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012

"Great Girlfriend of the Year" Evening Reception

  • Welcome from hosts Sybil Amuti and Brandice Daniel
  • 2017 Great Girlfriend of the Year Announcement and Award
  • Great Girlfriend Meet and Greet

June 16, 2017

Prudential Tower

655 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102 (roundtrip shuttle service will be provided from NYC to Newark for all registered participants who confirm via our pre-event survey)



The Great Girlfriends Welcome

Executive Remarks by Ignace Conic of Prudential

"Morning Power Up" presented by Michelle Hargrove

“Fireproof” presented by Tieko Nejon

10:40 - 11:25AM

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” - Exploration of Self Love featuring panelists Vanessa DeLuca (Essence Magazine), Tai Beauchamp (The Tai Life), Christina Brown (Love Brown Sugar)


11:30 - 12:15PM

“Are You Renting or Owning Your Life?” - Setting Intention Around Your Future featuring panelists Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche (Live Richer Challenge), and Patrice Washington (Wisdom and Wealth Money Maven)



1:00 - 2:15PM

“Relationships Decoded” - Town Hall Q&A around relationships featuring Kwaku Amuti (PRVRB), Raval Davis, Tana Gilmore and Kelli Fisher (The Matchmaking Duo), and Bryan Lattimore


2:30 - 3:15PM

“Exponential Living”- workshop presented by author of “Exponential Living” Sheri Riley (life strategist and former music industry executive)

3:15 - 3:45PM

Selfie Break / Snacks / Shop

3:45 - 4:45PM

Mini Great Girlfriend Mentor Sessions

  • “Manner Mavens” Tatia Adams Fox, Founder, New School of Etiquette
  • "Cliff Jumping" with Brandice Daniel
  • "Living Your Legacy" with Sybil Amuti
  • "Money Matters" with Pru Financial

4:45 - 5:30PM

“The Dreamer’s Journey” - workshop presented by multi-cultural marketing expert Teneshia Warner (founder, Egami Consulting)

5:30 - 5:45PM

The Great Girlfriends "Unleashed"

5:45 - 7:00PM

“Party with Pru” Happy Hour

7:00 & 7:15PM

Departures to NYC



June 17, 2017

“GGs in the City” Ambassador Experience

9:00 - 11:00am

Money Toolkit with Pru (independent complimentary consultations with a financial planner from Prudential - by appointment only)

LOCATION: Maison Kayser: 8 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

11:15 - 11:45am

Farewell photoshoot in Bryant Park - Please meet at the entrance of Bryant Park at the fountain. (If purchased, please wear TGG shirts)

12:00 - 3:00pm

GGs in the City! Our great girlfriends will have a quick farewell shoot in Bryant Park followed by partnering with our brand ambassadors to enjoy one of the following curated NYC experiences:

  • A visit to 9/11 Memorial Museum Tour w/ stop in Battery Park (with view of Statue of Liberty)($34 museum admission)
  • A tour of the Met Museum Exhibit “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between" (suggested donation $25)
  • Kayaking on the Hudson River at Pier 26 (free admission)
  • A 5th Avenue Stroll w/ stops at Central Park & closing at Plaza Hotel for lunch ($ lunch)
  • Tour of Chelsea Market & Highline ($ free admission) 



Dana James Mwangi 

"Spiritual. This word is the closest I can come to describing my experience at What Women Want. Most conferences that I have attended either get you excited emotionally or give you vague how-to tips. What Women Want conference was full of transitional moments that changed my way of thinking, my ideas about my own power as a woman, and how to actually use that power. Plus, I came away with tools to help me make better decisions personally and professionally. I also have new Great Girlfriends for life! 

This conference was one if the biggest highlights of my year. I literally mark this year's happenings for me as "Pre-Conference" and "Post-Conference" because the latter half of 2016 was remarkably different for me, and in some ways it was unrecognizable. I'm using my new tools and I have What Women Want to thank for that."


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