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Empowering the Future: ESSENCE Girls United Unleashes ‘The Era of Disruption’ at 2023 Summit!”



GU Disruptor Summit. Image Source: ESSENCE Girls United/Black Press Wire

For the past three years, Essence Girl United’s Disruptor Summit has stood as a beacon for empowering young black women. As they prepare for their fourth year, GU continues to uphold its vision of being the go-to hub for young black women keen on establishing a digital community. The forthcoming summit, brought to the community by Essence Girls United in alliance with AlliedMulticultural, offers a vibrant blend of panels, activations, and immersive experiences that champion empowerment and creativity. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

2023 ESSENCE Girls United Disruptor Summit

The Essence Girls United Disruptor Summit is taking place on November 11, 2023, at the PC &E sound stage in Atlanta from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. With the theme “The Era of Disruption,” the summit invites Zillenials, particularly young black women and those with diverse gender identities, to join this unique event. Aiming to empower attendees to elevate their voices, chase their passions, and revel in the richness of the Black experience, excellence is assured.

Special Guests


Girls United Disruptor Summit

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Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar and McDonald’s US will serve as sponsors for this memorable experience. Esteemed speakers, prominent influencers, music artists, and inspired creators will grace the event. GU announces that the guest list includes BIA (artist), Grammy-winner Muni Long, and media personality Pretty Vee. Tyla, a South African artist, will also feature in the lineup. Additionally, Jordyn Woods, the model, CEO, and founder of Woods by Jordyn, and her influencer-entrepreneur twin, Jodie Woods, will be present.

Additional Offerings


GU Disruptor Summit 2023

Girls United Disruptor Summit. Image Source: Girls United: Essence

The summit is poised to be a transformative and affirming event. As ESSENCE GU highlights, the event is thoughtfully designed to ignite inspiration, creating a domino effect. The hope is that the impact on merely one will catalyze a movement, a wave of new change-makers. So, in accordance, attendees can look forward to engaging segments. The program includes offerings such as Industry Talk featuring Shawna Spears, Ebonie Ward, and Baroline Diaz. Or  Cut the Dupe with YungBBQ and Aliyah’s Interlude. Additionally, there is the opportunity to attend Medical Mania with Dr. Jess, a Mental and health Awareness Expert. And let’s not forget Disrupt or Be Disrupted, led by Caroline Wanga, the president and CEO of Essence Ventures. In fact, you can find out more about these astounding. events by visiting

Take Part in the ESSENCE Girls United Disruptor Summit

GU Disruption Summit

So, if there is interest in registering for complimentary tickets to attend this year’s summit, visit If unable to attend in person, most wonderfully, this offer is also open to virtual attendees. And if looking to be a  part of the conversation, visit @EssenceGU on social media and use the tag #GUDisruptorSummit.


Summarily, in this ‘Era of Disruption,’ we stand on the brink of transformative change, with the onus on the empowered to lead as change agents. A round of applause goes out to Essence GU, whose commitment to equipping young women for this role by championing the collective strength of unity is a mission we can all support.

Written by: Renae Richardson

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