Simona Noce and Nikki Osei, both public relations professionals in their respective industries of film and fashion, were having their weekly chat and chew when they discovered a void for women like themselves; bosses who are also mothers. Not to discredit other organizations that offer a safe haven for the family matriarch, but therewas something that those groups were missing and Osei and Noce were on a mission to fill the gap. It was then that District Motherheud was conceptualized.
The launch event, The Mom Loft, took two months to plan and was held on October 6th. District Motherhued was designed to engage, empower, and equip millennial moms of color, personally and professionally. Future events are set to be held quarterly, targeting various areas of concern and interest for moms, with a heavyemphasis on self-care (because we all know moms put their families before themselves).
The Mom Loft’s mix and mingle hosted women in all stages of motherhood: those with infants, toddlers, teens, adults, and even a few expecting moms. The evening was equipped with face beats, manicures, massages, and a quick head shot available for all of the attendees. Oh, but it didn’t stop there. Staying true to the District Motherhued premise, Industrial Bank was there to assist those interested in financial education, followed by an empowering, witty, authentic, “non-example” conversation with author, poet, and teacher, Brandi Chantalle. Doula, Sam Olivia, offered words ofencouragement and a potential safe place for the mental health of the Mom attendees, in addition to Emily Griffin offering an additional safe haven for mommies and families through her psychotherapy practice, Happy Parents, Happy Babies.
The Mom Loft was sponsored by Industrial Bank, and numerous black-owned, woman-owned, mom-owned, businesses including Sole Savers, Mielle Organics, Smarty Pants Water, Nude Barre, PRMP Beauty, Cocktail Row, CEO Mom Magazine, and Just Like Me Box.
“We look forward to working with and introducing relevant, boss mom brands to our newfound DMV mom tribe,” says Osei.
Co-founder, Noce, added, “I’m excited about what’s to come with District MotherHued. This is something we’re very passionate about, and we are definitely carving out a legitimate fun and supportive space for us in this city.”
Keep up with District Motherhued on their social media for updates and future events!