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Sistahs Connect® features conversations with inspiring Black women whom host Kimberly Sumpter has met and admired on her life's journey. This podcast shines a light on their unique experiences, offering wisdom and life lessons they've learned along the way. Rooted in positivity and purpose, each episode is a testament to the strength, resilience, and brilliance of her amazing guests.

Sistahs Connect® - Conversations That Celebrate Inspiring Black Women Kimberly Sumpter

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

Sistahs Connect® features conversations with inspiring Black women whom host Kimberly Sumpter has met and admired on her life's journey. This podcast shines a light on their unique experiences, offering wisdom and life lessons they've learned along the way. Rooted in positivity and purpose, each episode is a testament to the strength, resilience, and brilliance of her amazing guests.

    Live From the 3rd Annual Women In Wellness Summit

    Live From the 3rd Annual Women In Wellness Summit

    In this episode, I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual Women In Wellness Summit at Kean University as a media host. The summit's theme was Intentional Living, and it was a wonderful opportunity to connect with inspiring panelists and attendees, including Iyanna Anderson, the founder of Well Together.
    Iyanna shared her hopes for how women would feel during and after the event, emphasizing empowerment and clarity around their goals and vision for intentional living. She stressed the importance of connecting with others in the room for support and accountability.
    Well Together is a wellness consulting company that focuses on providing educational experiences centered around mental health for organizations and schools. Their aim is to enhance mental health literacy and help people understand what mental health is and how to support it.
    During the summit, I had the chance to speak with some attendees who shared their thoughts and takeaways from the event, adding valuable insights and perspectives.
    Iyana Anderson, Founder of Well Together @welltogetherllc
    Jamie Watkins, @mypeaceofhappy
    Raquel Reid, LCSW @rocreid_inklusive
    Terrell Salley-Holliman, @terrell_llyw
    Juliana Londono, @juliana.londono_
    Monique Williams, LCSW, @strengthredefyned
    Natasha Frazier, Hello Gorgeous, @hello_gorgeousbeautystudio
    LaShonda Tyree, Nyah Beauty, @nyahbeautyskincare
    Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts: Sistahs Connect® - Conversations That Celebrate and Inspire Black Women

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    • 29 min
    From Curiosity to Calling: Iyana Anderson On Becoming A Wellness Advocate

    From Curiosity to Calling: Iyana Anderson On Becoming A Wellness Advocate

    In today’s episode, we reflect on some of the insightful moments shared by Iyana Anderson, the founder of Well Together, a wellness consulting company with a vision to introduce accessible, inclusive, and equitable wellness culture to communities and organizations. She shares what led her to become a wellness advocate.
    Iyana's interest in understanding human behavior started during her undergraduate studies in psychology. She was curious about why people behave the way they do, which sparked her passion for understanding behavior.
    During her psychology studies, Iyana had reservations about mental health. Coming from a Caribbean background where discussing problems and mental health was not common, she initially avoided the topic. However, her curiosity and passion for understanding behavior led her to embrace mental health advocacy.
    Iyana's journey reminds us of the power of curiosity and the impact it can have on our paths.
    Listen to the full episode wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Sistahs Connect® - Conversations That Celebrate and Inspire Black Women

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    Podcast To Inspire - If you’re ready to start a podcast!
    Follow me on instagram - @sistahsconnect @podcasttoinspire
    Send me an email - info@sistahsconnect.com
    Connect With Iyana:

    Well Together LLC
    Follow her on instagram - @welltogetherllc

    • 2 min
    Empowering Harlem: A Conversation with the Owners of Carriage Suite

    Empowering Harlem: A Conversation with the Owners of Carriage Suite

    In this episode, join me as I sit down with Patricia Karizma Bivens and Robin Bullock, the dynamic co-owners of Carriage Suite, a unique boutique located in the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem, NY. Carriage Suite is not your average baby carriage store; it's a community hub where families come together and find more than just baby gear.
    Patricia and Robin are passionate about creating a welcoming space where families can shop for baby carriages while also accessing valuable resources. Their commitment to supporting mothers and families is evident in every aspect of their business.
    During our conversation, Patricia and Robin share the story behind Carriage Suite and their journey as entrepreneurs. They discuss the importance of community empowerment and sisterhood, highlighting the impact their business has had on the Harlem community.
    Their dedication to spreading love and light through their business is truly inspiring. I was deeply moved by their passion for making a positive impact on their community and supporting mothers and families in their journey.

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    Podcast To Inspire - If you’re ready to start a podcast!
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    Send me an email - info@sistahsconnect.com
    Connect With Robin and Patricia:

    Carriage Suite
    Follow them on instagram - @carriage_suite/etherllc
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    Sistahs Connect® - Conversations That Celebrate and Inspire Black Women

    • 31 min
    Building a Business on Mutual Respect

    Building a Business on Mutual Respect

    Today's message comes from Patricia Bivens, co-owner of The Carriage Suite, the premier black-owned luxury baby carriage boutique in Harlem, New York.
    Patricia reflects on the love and mutual respect she shares with her business partner, Robin. Despite warnings from others that conflicts were inevitable in business partnerships, Patricia and Robin have maintained a strong, respectful relationship. They support each other's decisions and give each other space to learn from mistakes without judgment.
    Their partnership is built on unspoken trust and understanding. They have developed a deep bond that allows them to work together harmoniously and navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship with grace.
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    Podcast To Inspire - If you’re ready to start a podcast!
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    Send me an email - info@sistahsconnect.com
    Connect With Robin and Patricia:

    Carriage Suite
    Follow them on instagram - @carriage_suite/etherllc
    Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts
    Sistahs Connect® - Conversations That Celebrate and Inspire Black Women

    • 1 min
    Jamie Watkins Shares Her Pursuit To Happiness

    Jamie Watkins Shares Her Pursuit To Happiness

    In this episode, Jamie Watkins opens up about her journey to finding happiness and self-love. Born and raised in Central Jersey, Jamie's path to happiness was influenced by the tragic passing of her brother when she was just nine years old. This early loss taught her the fragility of life and instilled in her a desire for a fulfilling life.
    Jamie's journey led her accomplishing many of her personal milestones. However, these achievements did not bring her the happiness she had hoped for. Instead, she found herself in a toxic marriage, realizing that she had never taken the time to truly know herself beyond the roles of being a wife and mother.
    Determined to find true happiness and purpose, Jamie embarked on a self-love journey to discover her identity and lean into her purpose. She found solace in her faith, recognizing that she was created with a purpose and that her experiences, both positive and negative, were part of a bigger plan.
    Through her experiences, Jamie learned the importance of mental wellness, self-love, and purpose. She encourages women to embrace their stories, knowing that they are equipped with everything they need to create the life they desire. Jamie's book, "My Piece of Happy," chronicles her journey and serves as a guide for women seeking to find happiness and purpose in their own lives.


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    Podcast To Inspire - If you’re ready to start a podcast!
    Follow me on instagram - @sistahsconnect @podcasttoinspire
    Send me an email - info@sistahsconnect.com
    Connect With Jamie:

    My Peace of Happy
    Follow them on instagram - @mypeaceofhappy
    Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts
    Sistahs Connect® - Conversations That Celebrate and Inspire Black Women

    • 18 min
    Precious Williams the Killer Pitch Master

    Precious Williams the Killer Pitch Master

    Toady's Moment To Reflect features Precious L. Williams, aka the #KillerPitchMaster. She's the CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious, a 13-time national elevator pitch champion, serial entrepreneur, international speaker, and 3-time #1 bestselling author. Connect with Precious at perfectpitchesbyprecious.com The Podcast To Empower Challenge helps women with an inspiring message to launch a podcast with confidence in 4 weeks or less with an easy-to-follow self-paced course and bi-monthly virtual group coaching sessions. If you're interested in receiving notifications about the official launch, click here to sign up. 

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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Feels Like A Safe Space

I enjoy listening to the women that you feature. And you voice is so soothing and like butter ❤️The conversations are truly positive and it’s a nice place to land with all the negativity in the world. I love this podcast. Keep sharing. Keep inspiring. Keep this podcasting going.

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Great podcast!

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