Friday, March 6, 2009

T. Gabrielle Barnes

The race is not given to the swift nor the strong, but to the one who endureth to the end. T. Gabrielle Barnes who is affectionately known by her friends as the “event planning diva” is fully prepared to endure until the end. This 31 year old entrepreneur understands that she is fearfully and wonderfully made and refuses to waste a second of this precious life, by not living up to her full potential. Gabrielle has always had a knack for coordinating events for friends and family. It wasn’t until she was planning one of the most memorable days of her life, that she realized event planning was more than just a hobby, it was her calling. That moment was the crux of her ambitions and determination. Never one to shy away from hard work or “paying dues”, she began at the bottom and has worked her way to the top. Gabrielle went from volunteering for 2 years as an event assistant to starting her own event planning firm. Gabrielle is the creative director for Blissful Elegance Events as well as the event director for Aneuhaus Entertainment. Ms. Barnes has recently joined forces with Victim 2 Victorious – a private group of local women business owners that help bring awareness about domestic violence to local communities in NYC; celebrate survivors; produce signature events and donate funds to non-profit organizations who struggle to end domestic violence through community awareness, changing policy and support victims and survivors. Her most recent endeavor is Divas in the City (DITC), a social and professional networking organization for todays do it all woman…the Diva. DITC provides women with outlets to connect online through their “virtual club house” and in person through an array of entertaining, educating and empowering events. Divas in the City offers numerous components, and with so many women’s organizations sprouting up they continually strive to be the best and not classified as just another “one-size-fits-all” network. Watch out world, This Diva is destined for greatness and fully committed to building her “Diva Empire”. Gabrielle currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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