WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH GUEST: Event Planner Raquel Irby

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Women’s History Month Feature:

African American Female Entrepreneurs

I feel a duty and responsibility to feature women who look like me on my blog this month. In doing this, I not only honor them, I honor those who paved the way for all of us.
Please make sure you check these amazing women out and support their businesses.

Name

 Raquel Irby

Company

 Story+Style Events (part of R. Alyse Event Group)

Role

Chief Event Officer

Phone Number

703-225-8001

Years in Business

10

Where is your target market location? DC, Chicago, Etc.?

DC

Who is your target audience?

local businesses, charities and non-profits, engaged couples

What’s the “Why” behind your business/es?

To help individuals and organizations share their story through events, and to contribute to community efforts

How will people benefit from an experience with you?

Their style/voice will be evident throughout the details of their event, they’ll have an organized event planning experience.
 

Any advice for those who want to become an entrepreneur?

Come with a strategy, know your goals

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

As a mother, continuing to grow my business and perhaps teaching others to do the same

If you could give your 18-year-old self advice, what would it be?

Reach further, network more

Who inspires you and why?

It varies

Share a quote/scripture/song that motivates you?

The most successful event is the one that achieves your goals and exceeds your expectations.

Upcoming Events?

THE ROXY
Coming Soon: Summer Beats + Bites Event Series

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