Every year for my Birthday I look to not just celebrate it but to give back. In 2012 I started The Go Getta Mix and Mingle and I decided to carry on the name to create a great event. This year I celebrated my Birthday with The Go Getta Mix and Mingle Saluting Ten Talented women who are true Go Getta Girls in my eyes. What I love most about this event is that a portion of the proceeds to the event goes to a scholarship I created in 2009 called The Go Getta Scholarship. This year event was one for the books and I know it can only get bigger and better!
Have you ever hosted an event inside a packed out arena? Well that was what I was able to do for the third year in the row for the WDKX Step Jam 2015 at the Blue Cross Arena.
The Step Jam 2015 was nothing less than amazing and I was truly delighted to have been apart of is as a host. Artist suck as Silento,Bop King DLow and Jacquees all performed in addition to all the Step teams and Dance. Check out the videos and photos below to see how great of an event it was!
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I had the opportunity to host the event “Are You Scared To Buck” Dance Competition sponsored by Buffalo All Star Extreme at Hutch Tech high school. This event was a combination of dance teams and some step teams. The competition was so good that I was so happy I was the host and not the judges.
Checkout some of the pictures and videos below to see how great the competition was!
This group of young men were so cute. They did such a great job.
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I had the opportunity to be the host for the Women in The Spotlight GoinGlobal annual Brunch where Dia Simms was the guest speaker. It was truly an honor to host such an event for an organization such as WITSGG. If you do not know who Dia Simms is find out below!
Dia Simms is a corporate executive, entrepreneur philanthropist and public speaker. Early in her career, Simms professional journey began rather unconventionally. She worked for the Department of Defense, and later in advertising sales and the pharmaceutical industry. Simms’ career path took a unique turn when she was solicited to work with music and business mogul Sean Combs. Simms was initially offered the position of Combs’ assistant, and although she had never been one, she accepted. Simms quickly rose to the challenge by proving herself invaluable, eventually securing the position as Chief of Staff of his executive office. Due to her relentless commitment to excellence, she was promoted several times within the last nine years, eventually securing her current role as President of Combs Wine & Spirits.
As the President of Combs Wine & Spirits, Simms oversees the strategic execution of all brands under the House of Combs. The charge includes brands such as Revolt TV, Aquahydrate, Sean John, Cîroc Ultra Premium Vodka and DeLeon Tequila.
Under her leadership, Cîroc Ultra Premium Vodka has experienced over 1000% growth, going from obscurity to one of the most recognized vodka brands on the globe. The company’s in-house marketing agency has received several awards, including the coveted Diageo Golden Bar Award for ‘Best Spirits Advertising’ and Diageo’s 2011 Global Marketing Brilliance Award for best ‘Synergy 360.’ They were recently recognized at the 2014 Pro Awards for ‘Best Holiday Campaign’ and ‘Best Cause Based Campaign’. Their accolades are largely due to Simms’ efforts to ensure that brand marketing plans have a strong tactical paradigm. The core belief of the agency is supremely focused on delivering sales driven programming and connecting the consumer to their brands in lifestyle driven arenas.
In 2011 Simms was named ‘Leader of the New School’ by Essence Magazine. She is regularly featured in the media and has lent her expertise to outlets such as The Huffington Post, Fortune, and Fox News.
Simms is actively involved with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, provides entrepreneurial training to High School students and sits on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. She speaks out about emphasizing importance of goal setting and education to youth throughout the community. Simms received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University, a Master’s degree in Management with a concentration in Contract Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and is Level- II Certified by the Defense Acquisition University.
Simms balances her work and personal life by commuting weekly from New York to her home in Atlanta, Georgia where she resides with her husband and daughter. Her belief is that women can be multifaceted in their work and personal lives. Simms maintains that women can be strong business women as well as stellar mothers and wives. Her mantra has become a source of inspiration those looking to emulate her success. Simms cites her mother as her inspiration and credits her mother as her compass for being a successful in business and parenting. Her life’s motto is, “Do what you say you are going to do.”
While at McKinley High School as I served as an educator with Say Yes Buffalo I had the chance to watch a group of young ladies grow and now go on to college.
I have worked with these girls in my Go Getta Girls program and got to work with each of them one on one. Seeing them all graduate was truly an exciting day for many. Salute The Go Getta Girls C/O 2015
I had the great opportunity to serve as a panelist for Buffalo State College “Ladies Who Brunch” Brunch hosted by the Fashion Student Association. This event was so beautiful and truly a delight to be apart of.
I had the blessed opportunity to share my love and idea of why it is so important to “Be A Go Getta” on the platform of TedxYouth@Buffalo. It was truly a honor to be one of the phenomenal speakers to share.
TEDxYouth@Buffalo encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.
TEDxYouth@Buffalo brings together innovators, explorers and teachers and seeks to illuminate, inspire and activate them to encourage conversation, collaboration and action. Together with our community and corporate partners, we work to provide Western New York’s youth with a forum that encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.
TEDxYouth@Buffalo is part of a series of live and live-streamed events organized in Buffalo, under license from TED and under the TEDxBuffalo umbrella.
Check out my video as I presented on why one should “Be A Go Getta”
The Talk of The Town Fashion Show is exactly what it says Its “The Talk Of The Town”. I have had the opportunity to host this show for the last several years. Powered by Get Fresh Productions The Talk of The Town is Western New York #1 Hair and Fashion Show that showcase the latest, trending and most exclusive hair styles.
This is an event you do not want to miss so save the date!
August 1oth at the Millennium Hotel 2040 Walden Ave. Doors open at 5PM, Show starts at 6PM. Hosted by yours truly, Adriana “ADRI V” and music by DJ T Jizzle.
For more information Please contact GetFreshPro@Gmail.com
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Back to back excitement happened today not only did I meet Marshawn Evans but before the program started I had the chance introduce the creator and founder of the wonderful organization I am apart of, Women In The Spotlight GoinGlobal founder Ms. Michel Barron.
If you are not familiar with the organization let me share.
Women In the Spotlight Goinglobal, Inc. (WITSGG) is a networking group designed to “spotlight” empower, educate, and inspire women to be the architects of change. Our mission is simple – we are dedicated to connecting, creating opportunities and providing women with the tools necessary for professional development and personal growth.
Membership in Women In the Spotlight GoinGlobal is an opportunity to
create, build and foster relationships with women from all backgrounds
across the world. The mission is to connect, create opportunities and
provide women with the tools necessary for professional development and
For more information visit www.womeninthespotlightgoinglobal.com