4 Things You Should Know About The Momference
The Momference is known as the premier conference for Black millennial mothers, and it’s celebrating Year 5 starting today.
The three-day conference will bring thousands of Black mamas together to gain perspective, skills and community. The weekend will be centered around legacy, and some of the discussions will include today’s parenting and building a brand. There will also be a Mommy Market, where attendees can shop Black momprenuers.
Here’s a few fun facts related to The Momference.
It’s Powered by District MotherHued
District Motherhued is an organization that provides experiences and resources for millennial moms of color in the Washington, D.C. area.
Founders Nikki Osei-Barrett and Simona Noce Wright established District Motherhued in 2016 after noticing the profound lack of Black representation among motherhood groups.
The organizations currently serves more than 22,000 mothers.
Kelly Rowland is the Keynote Speaker
Kelly Rowland is all about legacy, and this mama will deliver the conference’s keynote address on Saturday. The phenomenal singer and actress will help moms gathering from around the country celebrate five years of Black Mom Magic.
The Mayor of D.C. Honored the Founders
Osei-Barrett and Noce Wright are the mothers behind the magic of District Motherhued and The Momference. Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser honored the pair with Washington Women of Excellence Awards this year, the recognition showing the city’s support and passion for the work they’ve done for Black mothers.
Osei-Barrett and Wright were among eight recipients.
It’s the First Event of Its Kind
The Momference is the nation’s first large-scale conference dedicated solely to mothers of color. The founders felt Black women were being overlooked in the motherhood space, so they created multiple solutions to celebrate and empower Black moms.