Queens Company is a network for women of color actively seeking to advance their lifestyles. We achieve this by hosting events that promote personal growth, health and wellness, professional development, and financial empowerment. By fostering a community that ensures accountability and sisterhood, we inspire our members to become their best selves.
Queens Company was founded in June 2016 by the current board of directors after an event they put together that became known as “The Queens Dinner.”
Our current President/CEO Jessicah Pierre came up with the idea of hosting The Queens Dinner after seeing a meme of black sisterhood being shared amongst her facebook friends where she saw that many of them were writing about how they didn’t have this type of support.
This caused Jessicah to begin to think about her circle of friends and how they possess a genuine bond where they were able to go out and have fun, travel together, and most importantly uplift one another. In January 2016, Jessicah decided to be more intentional about this relationship her and her friends possessed by kicking off the year with a dinner that included facilitated activities where the conversation would focus on reflecting on lessons from the past year while allowing each woman who attended to talk about their goals for the current year and how they can all support each other to achieve these goals.
Jessicah named this dinner, The Queens Dinner. During this event, they all quickly realized how beneficial it was to have a space where they could be open and honest with one another. As each woman shared their experience on social media, a buzz was generating from other women who didn’t attend as they inquired about the event.
The board of directors quickly realized that this type of sisterhood was a need in the community so they decided to host The Queens Dinner quarterly, inviting more and more women to attend.
This is the spark that created Queens Company. Instead of just focusing on solely hosting the event, the founders realized that they had the opportunity to create an organization that would not only create a space where women of color can support one another but address the barriers that women of color face in being successful.