Started by Adriana A. Viverette, a multimedia personality also known as ADRI. V The Go Getta in 2015, The Go Getta Mix & Mingle honors and recognizes ten dynamic women in Western New York each year. These women are those who are blazing their own trail, turning dreams into reality against all odds, while serving as an aspiration and inspiration to those around them.
The Talented Tenth is a term that designated a leadership class of African Americans in the early 20th century. The term was created by Northern philanthropists, then publicized by W. E. B. Du Bois in an influential essay of the same name, which he published in September 1903. It appeared in The Negro Problem, a collection of essays written by leading African Americans. ADRI.V decided to take the term to the 21st century and call it “ The Talented Ten” a class of leaders, Ten Go Getta Women.
The Go Getta Mix and Mingle is a premier networking event created to acknowledge and salute the working “Go Getta” woman of today. Curated by ADRI.V, she wanted to take the time to “Salute” women who she believed possessed the Go Getta Spirit and don’t regularly take the moment to celebrate their wins. She wanted to remind them that “We See You, We Salute You and We Celebrate You”.
The Go Getta Mix & Mingle is a Party with a Purpose where the Talented Ten is honored. ADRI.V honors and Salutes 10 Talented women for their achievements and accomplishments in their perspective fields during the month of March in honor of women’s history month and uses her birthday annually to celebrate them. The Go Getta Mix & Mingle Annual awards toast is a fundraiser for The Go Getta Girls Scholarship where all proceeds go to the Scholarship.
The Scholarship and Awards:
The Crystal E. Viverette award Formally the Rose award, the Crystal E. Viverette award is named after Adriana’s mother who passed away from Breast Cancer in 2022. During her battle with Breast Cancer Crystal exhibited unbelievable strength, and joy and carried a smile during the most difficult time in her life. She never allowed her circumstance to stop her. Although she didn’t have to, Crystal continued to work daily as a nurse because she loved her profession and always wanted to be there for her patience and family. This award is given to a woman that in the face of personal adversity she continued to forge forward while serving others.
The Go Getta Scholarship The Go Getta scholarship is created specifically for selected Go Getta Girls who are focused on going after their dreams in a positive and productive way. These Go Getta Girls would be very much involved in their community, school, maintaining exceptional grades and motivated to pursue higher education. Funding for this scholarship is provided by proceeds from Go Getta Enterprises, The Go Getta Mix and Mingle networking event and contributing Go Gettas.