The Diaspora Dialogues event was no doubt one for the books, with brilliant and beautiful black women from all over the globe from Nomzamo Mbatha, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Ryan Destiny and more – it was filled with glitz, glam, laughter and empowering moments. We absolutely cannot wait for the next event!

In an emotional Instagram post, founder Koshie Mills shared a moving message:

‘…I imagined a day when Black women from diverse backgrounds could come together and break bread. They literally came from the North, The South, The East and the West! HUNDREDS OF WOMEN took Planes, Trains and Automobiles to converge at the 2nd Annual International Women of Power Luncheon in Los Angeles In celebration of SISTERHOOD, EMPOWERMENT and INSPIRATION. ?

When God dropped The Diaspora Dialogues in my heart, he asked me if I was ready and I said “YES”…… Little did I know it would be a FAST BUILD and a Rollercoaster ride. I wouldn’t trade this journey for ANYTHING. ?

If I didn’t learn anything else, I know I HEAR THE LORD, LOUD AND CLEAR. He literally told me BUILD and I WILL BRING THE PEOPLE. ?

I am so so so thankful and grateful for the OVERWHELMING OUTPOURING OF LOVE that has come from people in the room and even those who didn’t make it and have been seeing the response on social media. GOD DID THAT! I’m in AWE of his goodness, mercies and grace. ?

As Nomzamo Mbatha so eloquently, the “CROSS POLLINATION” of African women and African American women which underscores and highlights the mission and intention of The Diasporas Dialogues movement is HERE PEOPLE! We are DOING it!!!!! We are UNITING!!!!! ?

The Luncheon was met with an overwhelming community response and everyone who purchased a ticket I’m encouraged! Literally standing room only #LookAtGod ?

My heart is so full and I’m Euphoric right now! My DEEPEST GRATITUDE and LOVE to The five women we honored; First Lady of Sierra Leone, H.E. Fatima Maada Bio, First Lady of Comedy @tiffanyhaddish, Goddess Beauty Actress @nomzamo_m, Fashion Queen @ryandestiny, Cultural Activists @abrimaerwiah and @rosariodawson!! ?

Incredible love and shout out to my sister @iamwendyraquel our host, who held us down so tight! My presenters, my KINFOLK ?? @malinsworld@avalizzetteliving@ravengoodwin@jackieappiah@edwinafindley ?

Last but not least, the ENTIRE CREW that held it downnnnnnn, I’m eternally grateful for your gifts and talents! In ALL THINGS I GIVE THANKS!!! #IWOP2019#thediasporadialogues

Watch the full video below: