What we're about

This group is specifically for ambitious Black and Brown women who are focused on LEVELING UP! This is a community where genuine relationships, connections, personal development and business networking are all taking place.

Our events attract all kinds of amazing and accomplished AWOC's. As an FYI, it's a safe space for BIPOC transgender and non-binary folks, introverts, and people who struggle with networking. You're welcome here and kindness is big with us.

In person events are currently only in the Los Angeles area. As the Association grows (see below) we'll be creating more events in other cities across the US.

The foundation of our group is as follows:

1. COMMUNITY AND RELATIONSHIPS - We uplift each other through trust and reciprocity. We are the new generation of thought leaders and change makers and we're stronger together!

2. FUN AND PLAY - We love to explore all the amazing things this city and surrounding areas have to offer!

3. PERSONAL, BUSINESS, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT - Nephresha (founder and organizer) is a Life, Business, and Career coach who is obsessed with helping her clients and Meetup Members create lives overflowing with Fulfillment, Love, Health, and Wealth.

4. THE OPTION TO BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - The Ambitious Women of Color Association (https://awoca.org/) is a nationwide professional organization dedicated to creating visibility and opportunity to Womxn of Color through community and connection. It features a searchable directory, professional networking events (more once things open up), member-driven blogs, and a members only forum.

Ambitious Women of Color on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ambitiouswomenofcolor/)

Group Organizer's Bio (https://www.nephresha.com/about-nephresha/)

Group Organizer's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nephresha/)

For paid events you are welcome to DM me and RSVP with me directly if you'd rather not use the payment system within Meetup.

Monthly Events:

Happy Hours, hikes, and beach walks in different neighborhoods in the city

Coffee Talk: A monthly check in on goals

Personal Development workshops

...and more!

Upcoming events (5)

Monthly Coffee Talk - at a real coffee shop outdoor patio!

310 Coffee Company


Every month we meet up to reflect on the last few weeks and speak our BIG moves and intentions into existence together!

We'll be meeting at 310 Coffee in Mar Vista (POC owned ayyyeee)! They have an outdoor seating area out back with plenty of room for social distance. (Street parking - pay attention to signs in case of street cleaning etc., plenty of parking on Washington Place)

FOOD HEADS UP: Though 310 Coffee said they're upping their pastry orders now that things are picking up, they haven't generally had many pastries left at noon.

Bring your journal and day-planner for tracking progress and setting intentions. Please plan on supporting the business that we'll be meeting at during our time together, and wear your mask for ordering inside the business...it's just good karma. :)

Because there is limited space available the $5 non-refundable RSVP fee goes towards ensuring all of the women highly motivated to be a part of this special event can attend.

***If you submit your payment via PayPal, be sure to click on the link that returns you to Meetup website after you've made a payment. If you close their browser without clicking that link, your payment will not go through. I also take venmo and cashapp @nephresha so if you'd like to do that instead DM me.***

In the unlikely even that it rains that day we'll have it on zoom.

Hiking at Runyon Canyon

Runyon Canyon Park

READ ME FIRST: For the last year I've been charging $5 for hikes to keep them smaller, and to minimize no-show RSVPs so that everyone who really wants to come is able to. If you prefer to keep the hikes free please RSVP only if you are 100% sure you can make it, and if an emergency comes up and you can't make it, change your RSVP status as soon as possible so that if there's folks on the waitlist they will have the opportunity to join. Thanks so much!

HIKE WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:15AM!! We will meet at the entrance gate on Fuller.

Street parking is CHALLENGING so give yourself PLENTY of time and expect to have to walk a ways.

Bringing water, snacks, and sunscreen is always a good idea!

If you all want we can go to the Griddle (or anywhere) after. It's going to be a long wait because it's brunch time in Hollywood on a Sunday. Also down to get just get coffee/smoothies somewhere too.

Happy Hour in Culver City

Backstage Bar & Grill

Let's celebrate being in bars again with happy hour in Culver City!
Backstage bar is definitely divey but it's a good vibe.

There's plenty of metered street parking, I think residential parking around that area is permit only.

RSVP closes at 1pm the day of so that I can give them a head count and reserve an area for us.

Bring cash if you can.

VIRTUAL East Coast AWOCA Mastermind



Each month the Ambitious Women of Color Association holds Mastermind Strategy Sessions.

AWOCA MEMBERS: RSVP directly on our site https://awoca.org/events to take advantage of your discounted membership pricing.

If you're on the West Coast and this is a more convenient time for you you're welcome to attend!

WILL POST ZOOM LINK in event comments right before the start of the event.

These will be facilitated by the founder, an experienced Business and Career coach.

Every attendee will bring one problem or area of focus in their business or job to the table. This will be something that will be either a month-long or quarter-long priority.

We'll each name our area of focus, then we'll dive into working together to come up with possible solutions and strategies for each so we can all walk away with an actionable game plan for the next month or quarter.

FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE so only RSVP if you're 100% certain you can make it!

***If you submit your payment via PayPal, be sure to click on the link that returns you to Meetup website after you've made a payment. If you close their browser without clicking that link, your payment will not go through. I also take venmo and cashapp @nephresha so if you'd like to do that instead DM me.***

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