On October 20th, ENVSNfestival will kick off its first event with a line-up of empowering musical performers + panelists in Industry City, Brooklyn. The festival is designed to provide young and aspiring creative professionals with real-talk and insight to creative industries plus a concert featuring some of the hottest female artists today: Tinashe, Dani Leigh, Saweetie, Zhavia and Maliibu Miitch. There will also be DJ sets by Megan Ryte, Amira & Kayla, DJ Lady S, Brittany Sky and more to be announced.
ENVSN’s mission for this festival is to teach the next generation that vision is power.
“We wanted to cultivate an audience who is inspired by the culture, longs for new experiences and willing to learn about how they can achieve their goals in life.” — ENVSNfestival founder, Sharifa Murdock
The festival campus will span four floors within Industry City, with two floors dedicated to the panelists and workshops and another two for consumer shopping and activities in beauty, wellness and fashion, with the hottest limited-edition and customized products available to attending guests from brand partners; Urbanears, FILA, Kappa, Hudson Jeans, Shea Moisture, PHOLK Beauty, THINX, EiR NYC, Harmless Harvest + more.
While the rest of the millennial entertainment industry has been focusing on the clout of celebrity-driven speaking engagements, ENVSNfestival has been honing in on capturing a roster of real (mainly) women who have success stories of their own that are more to do with self-love and care rather than conformity and the usual beautiful, easy, route to success. Key panelist includes: Lauren Simmons – the only full-time female employee at the NYSE, Danielle Copper – LGBTQ fashion activist, Chasity Garner – Popular plus sized blogger, Gia Peppers – Entertainment Journalist, Tiffany Aliche – Award winning financial educator.
These special guest speakers will be joined by an additional 20 panelists (to be announced) to discuss topics of sex, culture, inclusivity, diversity, beauty, mental health, fashion and more. Each panel will cover hot topic subjects that will help provoke emotions and ideas that will allow the audience to begin thinking about their future and take the necessary steps to become a part of a larger, inclusive movement to shape a better, more powerful female community. Through workshops and mentor meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with seasoned personalities in each of the overarching topic fields.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW: A one day pass is $39 and includes all DJ sets, panels, shopping and key notes. For VIP access and live performances; festival passes are available at $149 in limited quantities. www.envsnfestival.com/tickets
Learn more about the event + founder, Sharifa Murdock below.
The brainchild of fashion industry veteran and life philanthropist, Sharifa Murdock, ENVSN is a new festival inspired by the dreamers, go-getters and future leaders – ENVSN focuses on bringing together a collective of strong, influential personalities who, at the core, believe in the power of women. It’s a collaboration of possibilities where real success stories are used as a platform of encouragement for the millennial minds, alongside unique shopping and music experiences. The 2-day festival aims to give young women a place to gain access to valuable information and life lessons while also giving them an unparalleled shopping and music experience from trending brands and artists.
ABOUT SHARIFA MURDOCK:
As a Brooklyn native, Sharifa is grounded in the world of women empowerment and giving back to others. From her early days in retail to her current co-founded global business venture she has always found a way to converge her fashion experience with the things that mean most at heart. ENVSN is the true embodiment of her personal and professional reflection and aimed to bring the next generation together to build support systems, female-driven networks and general access to experience that will help shape their futures. Ventures Include: Co-Founder at Liberty Fashion and Lifestyle Fairs; Founder at the Brooklyn Intern, Active Member of 14+ Foundation and Africa Health Now.
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