Fearless 40 Dinner in Partnership with Facebook & Refinery 29 Recap

Wow! We are still on a high from our Fearless 40 Dinner in partnership with Facebook and our media sponsor Refinery 29. To see something you worked tirelessly on for months, come into fruition is such a blessing. That’s how our Fearless Founder, Arian Simone felt after seeing her vision come to pass. The Fearless 40 Dinner was created to celebrate  40 dynamic female entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators making powerful moves.  Our Fearless 40 List includes women in trailblazing industries such as beauty, media, entertainment, fashion, food, health and wellness, home and interior design, philanthropy, and technology.

The Fearless 40 Dinner took place at beautiful The Dream Hollywood in L.A. Our event designer was Nelson, of the The Other Half, brought our vision to reality.  Every detail was impeccable from start to finish.  

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The photo opts kept going all night. Everyone could not wait to take a picture in front of the FEARLESS wall. The stars aligned as soon as the honorees arrived. From Sophia Amorousa, to Sarah Jakes Roberts and Toure Roberts, Karen Civil, Aventer Gray and more filled the room. There was a spirit of excitement that fell over the room. 

 Barbara Furlow- Smiles/ Facebook  Diversity Engagement Manager

Barbara Furlow- Smiles/Facebook Diversity Engagement Manager

  Dana Ward / Co- Founder of Pre- heels

Dana Ward/ Co- Founder of Pre- heels

  Nichole Lynel / Founder of Shop Nichole Lynel

Nichole Lynel/ Founder of Shop Nichole Lynel

 Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone and Girlboss Founder,  Sophia Amoruso

Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone and Girlboss Founder, Sophia Amoruso

 Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone &  Karen Civil  Digital Maven

Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone & Karen Civil Digital Maven

 Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone,  Sarah Jakes- Roberts  &  Toure Roberts  Pastors of Potters House at One Church LA

Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone, Sarah Jakes- Roberts & Toure Roberts Pastors of Potters House at One Church LA

 Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone &  Aventer Gray , Co- Founder of Building Bridges Foundation

Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone & Aventer Gray, Co- Founder of Building Bridges Foundation

After all of the honorees took their seats, the dinner began. Our  Founder, Arian Simone shared her testimony and vision for the event. We opened the floor for a fearless table discussion of questions that affect women in all industries.

Shoneji Robinson stated, that as minority women in business we are not given the "grace to make mistakes." Paulina Lopez, Co- Owner of Guelaguetza Restaurant stated that as a Latina women everyday she is fighting for others to see her worth. When Nichole Lynel was asked what is her secret recipe for success she replied, " the secret is you, you are the secret sauce." So many of the women in the room shared their journey, and what they were needing to grow in business. 

 Shoneji Robinson & Catarah Coleman/ Co-Founders of  Southern Girl Desserts

Shoneji Robinson & Catarah Coleman/ Co-Founders of Southern Girl Desserts

  Monique Rodriquez , Founder of Mielle Organics

Monique Rodriquez, Founder of Mielle Organics

 Fearless Magazine Founder  Arian Simone

Fearless Magazine Founder Arian Simone

 Paulina Lopez, Co- Owner of  Guelaguetza Restaurant

Paulina Lopez, Co- Owner of Guelaguetza Restaurant

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When people think of entrepreneurship, they tend to see the glitz and glam. That’s because our honorees know how to stay strong in the face of adversity. Most people don’t get to see the amount of work it takes as a women to be successful.  This dinner showed that so many women are fighting to leave a legacy for their children to be able to walk through each and every door before them.

 Jeannine Carter Diversity Engagement Lead and Barbara Furlow- Smiles Facebook Diversity Engagement Manager 

Jeannine Carter Diversity Engagement Lead and Barbara Furlow- Smiles Facebook Diversity Engagement Manager 

 Facebook Diversity Group

Facebook Diversity Group

We have created a wonderful video recap of our Fearless 40 Dinner and cannot wait for you all to see it.  So make sure you're following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so you know exactlyt when it drops.