Designer Rebecca Minkoff sensed a disconnect. She had realized that she had found herself in a silo of all things fashion instead of a kaleidoscope of all things entrepreneurial. She began hosting dinners to fill the gap, bringing together entrepreneurial women from different lines of work all at one table.
Being stared at by strangers is something I have become very accustomed to. Not because I am a beautiful, ethereal being that catches everyone's attention (but I will take it if that's what you're thinking), but in the way that I am a Black woman, a Black person, and people tend to notice my presence. I don't think there is a Black person out there that can deny knowing what it's like to be stared at by a random person.