Today we’d like to introduce you to Christina Brophy.
Christina, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I became an established non-profit organization one year after hosting 2 Women’s Empowerment Expos bringing together women from all walks of life totaling over 1600 women.
Over a year ago, I left an abusive and controlling relationship had nothing of my own and ended up homeless staying in a hotel and was embarrassed to ask for help.
I started going to inspirational events to lift my spirits and one speaker said these words “if you’re tired of doing the same thing stop doing the same thing.”
A light switch flipped on and I felt like more women like me needed more of this. I began to organize my first event with inspirational speakers in Ventura, CA and over hundred female-founded businesses and Over 500 women showed up. People from LA came out and said we need this out here. I headed to LA. My LA event sold out and had over 700+ people and partnered with media companies like LA Times En espanol.
I began creating programs and established my nonprofit The WE Network for women and youth to provide counseling, educational services and support for women overcoming domestic violence and abuse and children with learning disabilities.
Today I am working on creating programs regionally.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I started out with very little money and support from friends and even family. I’ve met kind-hearted people on the way that have helped me grow and get to where I am today.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with The Women’s Empowerment Network – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I have multiple businesses but my pride and joy is The Women’s Empowerment Expo. I take pride in being able to bring women together from all walks of like and connect people to someone that may be able to help them get to the next step in their journey.
What makes me different is that my events are diverse and have created a platform form women and a lot of women of color to speak, market their business and be apart of the event no matter if they are just starting off or are already successful.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plans for the future are to grow an expand my non-profit and provide events and programs for women and youth across the nation.
- Website: TheweNetwork.org
- Instagram: Thewomensempowermentexpo