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.


 Raquel Irby


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


Chief Event Officer

Phone Number


Years in Business


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


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?

Coming Soon: Summer Beats + Bites Event Series