THE ROOTED RETREAT
The Rooted Retreat brings women of Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color in the social sector from around the world together like no other event can!
Take a 3-day journey of learning, inspiration, and release as we bring together experts on topics like fundraising, management + leadership, wellness, storytelling and wealth-building to share how to make our personal and professional lives happier, healthier, and better - all from the comforts of your own home!
Speaker. Educator. Strategist. Disruptor. Mama. The Real Deal.
Kishshana is a force with a 20-year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s the founder of The Rooted Retreat/Collaborative, CEO of Kishshana & Co., the host of the Let's Take This Offline podcast, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT), a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and an AFP Master Trainer.
She’s also the epitome of your classic 90's Queens homegirl and quintessential corner office executive - think your daily dose of Claire Huxtable with a side of Blanche Devereaux.
Driven to infuse each creative encounter with joy-inducing laughter, beauty professional and speaker Dre Brown seeks to offer both something for the eye and for the soul. Self-taught, Dre has honed her skills as a makeup artist over the past 15 years -- freelancing for television, film, fashion, beauty, and entertainment clientele including ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, Proctor & Gamble, Tyson Beckford, MC Lyte, and more.
In addition to promoting healthy self-esteem since 2014 on behalf of Dove, Dre has expanded her role with the brand, its partners, and beyond as an inspirational voice in the beauty industry — sharing her unique insights and talents via an editorial highlight in national publications, guest spots on several popular women’s empowerment podcasts, and host/facilitator roles across the U.S.
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Executives, influencers, and founders are just some of the vibrant talent that The Rooted Retreat prides itself on gathering on our virtual stage - and this year is no different! Check out our 2021 speaker lineup: