Taraji P. Henson, Method Man, Marsai Martin and More Join Mary J. Blige at the Strength Of A Woman Summit 2024

Taraji P. Henson, Method Man, Marsai Martin and More Join Mary J. Blige at the Strength Of A Woman Summit 2024

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Today, Mary J. Blige announced the talent, official sponsors and exclusive experiences offered at the third annual Strength of a Woman Summit, held Saturday, May 11 at The Glasshouse in New York City. This year’s event is co-hosted by comedian and co-host of The Breakfast Club, Jess Hilarious, and award-winning on-air talent, journalist and podcaster, Gia Peppers.

This year’s speakers include Taraji P. Henson, Tasha Smith, Method Man, Marsai Martin, Larenz Tate, Angie Martinez, Pinky Cole Hayes, Crystal Renee Hayslett, Misa Hylton, Bevy Smith, Claire Sulmers, Michael Rainey Jr., Blige himself also took part in one of the panel discussions, including Blige.

The panels are just one star-studded part of the Summit. Activations include a tooth gemstone station, a lavish build-your-own bouquet bar, ‘Mary’s Living Room,” a welcoming retreat featuring the grape varieties of the Sun Goddess wine collection, the bold jewelry designs of Sister Love and the specially created Strength of a Woman merchandise. Visitors can also immerse themselves in Mary J. Blige’s music and memories My life in a unique listening booth, created as a special tribute to the 30th anniversary of the iconic album.

PEPSI, the festival’s returning partner, will be on site to offer visitors delicious food, bespoke cocktails and mocktails and complimentary drinks at the Pepsi Dig In Village, capturing the diverse flavors of the major foodie city. Pepsi Dig In, the brand’s platform designed to drive access, business growth and exposure for Black-owned restaurants, will spotlight dishes from five female-owned restaurants: Slutty Vegan, Melba’s, 2 Girls & A Cookshop , Aunts Et Uncles and Je T’aime Patisserie. The food will be available for purchase all day to support these businesses.

In addition to Pepsi’s DigIn Village, Mielle’s beauty carousel offers hair demonstrations and services with a local hairstylist and giveaways of their must-have products. Verizon Business also invites visitors to delve into the brand’s range of small business offerings, while also enjoying free charging services for their mobile devices.

Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit is the market’s only festival experience, brought exclusively to you by an all-Black, female team, and heads to the birthplace of hip-hop, New York City. After selling out in less than 72 hours last year, the festival is sure to deliver iconic moments with three incredible nights of music and entertainment.

For more information about the events at the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit 2024, including tickets to Blige’s headlining performance at Barclays with special guests, schedules, attendee registration, talent lineup and more, visit here.