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1st Annual Women of GHC “Womenspo”

Women of GHC (WGHC) presented the first annual Womenspo, an event focused on celebrating and supporting women, at the Cartersville Student Center on March 30.

This event offered a unique opportunity for local vendors, especially women-owned businesses, to showcase their products and services.

Attendees were granted entry in exchange for a donation of a feminine product per person, and admission was free for those 15 and under.

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WGHC event desk at the entrance of the event.

Various attractions were featured, such as exhibitors offering services and products geared towards women, guest performers, speaker panels, DJ door prizes and opportunities for photos.

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Clothing from K’NiQ BuTiQ by Keonte’ Monique was displayed in the gym at the Cartersville campus during the event.

“It was great to have the opportunity to shop multiple local vendors, but especially women-owned businesses, in one area,” Environmental and Natural Resources major Cheyenne Bailey said. “I was even able to find a really great gift for a family member and make some amazing connections.”

One business was K’NiQ BuTiQ. This boutique, owned by Keonte’ Monique, offers “Casual, classic, comfortable, basic style,” including graphic T-shirts of her own design.

The event also showcased talent within the community, with the performance by the Dance Divas Majorettes being a big hit.

The speaker panel drew attention for its diversity and insight. “It was enjoyable to hear the opinions and advice from multiple women who have successful careers in various backgrounds and women who are diverse themselves,” Bailey said.

Bailey recognized WGHC club president Naima Atalla’s efforts in coordinating the event with the help of her committee.

“I know there was a lot of background work that was done and so much effort they put into every little detail to make it go off without a hitch, whether it was the effort to secure some amazing vendors [or] even down to the adorable and delicious mocktails,” Bailey said.

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Stickers were available for attendees.

Overall, the event was a hub for networking, and personal and professional connections were made. With the success of this year’s Womenspo, many are already anticipating next year.

“I’m really excited to look forward to the second annual Womenspo. I found it really enjoyable to see so many women supporting other women,” Bailey said.

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Abigail Henderson
Abigail Henderson, Features Editor
Abigail Henderson majored in business administration and is now pursuing a BBA with a major in Information Security & Assurance at Kennesaw State University. In her free time, she enjoys learning new things and spending time with her dog, Finley.

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