What we're about

As we get older it’s hard to form new bonds. So we may find ourselves still hanging on to that BFF we’ve known since middle school although quite frankly we’ve out grown each other. Even in this digital era it seems so difficult to meet real, down to earth, positive and drama free sistahs that we can call friends.

I started this group because I meet so many black women looking to connect with other ambitious and like-minded black women. They are looking to find their tribe, their crew, their ride or die sistahs. Yet, even when living in a huge metro area like the DMV, they find themselves still missing meaningful connections and friendships.

This meetup group is an opportunity to meet new sistah friends and connect at a deeper level. To have fun, camaraderie and connect with other high vibe, positive and driven black women. To have conversations about REAL issues. To share our stories and experiences in a way to foster close bonds and meaningful connection.

The idea is that over time you’ll meet that sistah friend (or two) that you’ve been looking for. The one you can call to talk with (because sometimes you prefer real conversation over text). The one who will go with you to get your nails done. The one who will go with you to Yoga class. The one who will roll with you on that trip you’ve been wanting to take. The one who will come through in a pinch when no one else can.

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How much does this sound like you?

You are single, working professional, busy mom or BOSS entrepreneur, etc...

Your days are filled with commitments, responsibilities and obligations…while the evenings are filled with more work, more responsibilities or mostly alone…

When you do have free time…usually there’s no one around so you go alone, skip it altogether, veg out on TV/social media or just catch up on some Zzzzzzzz’s…

Always the solo one at the event…

More introvert than extrovert…

Others including yourself keep saying you need to make some new friends…

Tired of trying to meet friends online and weed through the drama, sane, real and genuine people…

New to the DMV area...

If any of those sound like you then, you are in the right place. Keep reading.

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In order for this to work you must be:

Open - to the possibility of meeting someone new and connecting…

Willing - to make time to cultivate a new friendship and let down your walls…

Ready - to meet, mingle and have conversation.

If this is you I’d love to have you in the group!

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Event type definitions

Connect events - Small group, quiet and intimate setting, great food and conversation.

Education events - Workshops, talk circles and retreats on topics like self-care, goal-setting, health & wellness, mindset, relationships, etc.

Fun events - Larger group outings and activities, etc.

Travel events - Midsize group for weekend getaways, spa days, visiting neighboring attractions, etc.

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Members who RSVP without cancellation or are No Show after two instances will be removed from the group.

*****Yearly dues cover the cost to reserve private dining spaces and other miscellaneous expenses. *****

Upcoming events (2)

Morning Walk and Lunch

4800 Brenman Park Dr

Join us for a morning walk and early lunch. This will be a wonderful opportunity to connect further with your Sistah Friends. As well as, get in some necessary physical activity and soak up some vitamin D. We’ll walk the Holmes Run trail while enjoying great conversation, laughter and good vibes. Afterwards, we’ll grab breakfast at Cameron Café. During the walk we’ll plan to keep a light to moderate pace (think 15-19 minute mile) depending on everyone’s comfort level. The walk will be approximately 3-6 miles total. The trail is paved and shaded in some areas. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring water and whatever you need to take care of yourself. Please plan to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early. We'll head to the trail promptly at 10am. Tentative Schedule: 9:45am: Meet 10am - 11am: Walk & Talk 11am - 12pm: Lunch ------------------------------------------------- Meeting Point: Ben Brenman Park - Parking Lot 4800 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria VA 22304 Lunch: Cameron Café (walking distance from the park and trail) 4911 Brenman Park Dr, Alexandria, VA 22304 ***Event Type: Connect & Fun***

Workshop: "Embrace YOU" - Achieve your GOALS, gain CONFIDENCE and have SUCCESS!

Are you ready to gain CONFIDENCE? You’re ready to show up and be seen as your most POWERFUL self. Are you ready to ELEVATE your life? You’re ready to take your LIFE and CAREER to the next level. Are you ready to step into your next level of SUCCESS? You’re ready to achieve your bigger GOALS and DREAMS? ----- If you answered YES, then join me, Katherine N Johnson for my signature workshop; “Embrace Y.O.U. – How to achieve your GOALS, gain CONFIDENCE and have SUCCESS. This interactive personal development workshop with provide you with powerful strategies designed to help you: -Increase CONFIDENCE -Reconnect with YOU -Strengthen your BELIEFS -Step into your true POWER This workshop is for you if: *You have reached a certain level of success and you’re pondering what’s next *You feel like something is holding you back from reaching your next level *You have even bigger goals that you want to achieve *You’re seeking greater life meaning, purpose and fulfillment *You want to network and connect with other like-minded, positive and ambitious professional women *It’s been too long since you’ve taken time to focus on you and what you really want Learn how to "Embrace Y.O.U." so that you can step CONFIDENTLY into your true POWER. Don't miss this powerful workshop designed to INSPIRE and EMPOWER you to ELEVATE so that you can step into your next level of SUCCESS. Space is limited. Be sure to purchase your ticket today to secure your seat. No tickets will be sold at the door. Your RSVP here does not reserve your seat. You must purchase your ticket here: bit.ly/knj-embrace As a paid member of this group, you are eligible for a ticket discount. Message me for the code. ***Event Type: Education***

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