Cloe Luv had one goal in mind when creating her 501-3c non - profit Brook Brovaz Development, and that was women’s empowerment and development. Deciding to be the change that she wanted to see in her community and beyond she launched her first program under the non - profit called Women with Voices. Women with Voices, “is a platform for women of all creeds, ethnicity and backgrounds to be heard everywhere in the world, to get their story out and procure help and services needed to aid women. The program is to bridge the gap between women accomplishing their goals and women that need guidance trying to find their purpose.”
Bridging the gap and uniting women is exactly what Cloe managed to do at her first annual Award Show held at Brooklyn Commons in NYC last week. This event was the perfect way to end Women’s Month as women and girls filled the venue creating an atmosphere that exuded love, support, and empowerment. The night kicked off with a networking session over food and music, as well as a market where female entrepreneurs sold their products. Products that ranged from food and beverages, skin care, literature, hair care / extensions and much more; proving that women can dominate and excel in every market. Upon looking around the venue the attendees and honorees were all smiles as they networked, supported, uplifted, laughed, and even cried with each other.
The room was full of women from all backgrounds and age groups and it was clear that even though we are strong on our own - we are unstoppable when we come together. In the mist of the event and while presenting the honorees with their awards Cloe made that very clear. She stressed that none of this would have been possible without the women who helped and supported her throughout the whole process.
Which is why she was adamant about having an event dedicated to honoring women in general, believing that all women deserve to be both honored and recognized. Women like Dr. Jeanette Graf, Kia Shavon, Nini Grace, Alicia Cook, and many more who represent industries like medicine, music/entertainment, social activism and publishing. Cloe wants to, “meet any and every woman wherever they are in life and support them and unite with them.” She understands the struggle of being a woman and being a successful woman, simultaneously, citing that her journey is a complex struggle of being praised for her accomplishments but still being looked over during business meetings even though she is the CEO. A struggle that has pushed her to find and hone her voice so that she can help others do the same.
The Women with Voices Award Show successfully created a safe space for women to be open about their journeys, to share their talents and stories, and most importantly to love on one another. This is only the beginning for the Women with Voices Foundation as they are in the mist of securing a permanent space, creating programs, and much more to continue to reach the community and change the lives of women. In the meantime, we’ll live in the words of Cloe Luv, “We’re not waiting for anyone to open any doors for us, and we’re building your own doors and opening them up for ourselves.” Take charge and go after everything you want…
Media Coverage By: Leading with Lee Magazine
Written Article & Interview by: Sha Spencer (IG: @ms.ravine)
Photos & Video Footage By: Andre Phillips, So Much More Films (IG: @somuchmorefilms)