It all started…
During a ladies night in, Shavonne exposed parts of her own story that she had not revealed before. At first, she felt embarrassed by breaking the promise to take her secrets to the grave. However, when one of her friends responded that she shared a similar experience, Shavonne felt both included and liberated. That evening, the concept for Ladies Night Podcast was born. Through the podcast, Shavonne wanted to help other women feel less isolated through vulnerable conversations with guests and solo episodes.
Since its’ first episode aired in August 2017, Ladies Night Podcast has had over two thousand plays internationally covering a variety of topics. From the foundations of authentic friendships to forgiving the unthinkable and planning an epic ladies night, the podcast has empowered guests to live in their truth while aspiring for more. As the community expanded, it could no longer be contained and grew to include events such as movie nights and the first annual EnVision Board Brunch in October 2018.
Ladies Night Empowerment was founded in May 2018 as an umbrella for the Podcast, empowerment events, social gatherings, and workshops. A portion of the proceeds from these initiatives is allocated to the Visionary scholarship fund. The Visionary scholarship is available to graduating high school and undergraduate students in pursuit of additional education or a vision that serves girls and women. Ultimately, the aim of Ladies Night Empowerment is to inspire women and to support the dreams of the next generation of empowered women.