New group supports women entrepreneurs

Chisa Pennix-Brown (left), along with Sylvia Reid, speak with audience members at the Real Glowgetters’ Passion Like Fire Launch Party and Live Podcast on Feb. 28 at the Venture Café.

New group supports women entrepreneurs
March 07
00:00 2019

By Bridget Elam

On Feb 28, a new women’s group had a launch party as a way to get the word out about its mission: to help women start, slay and stay in business.

Founded by Chisa Pennix-Brown, Shemikia Wallace and Cierra Graham, Real Glowgetters is a non-profit organization that was created to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and promote brand recognition.  For the month of March, the organization will have open membership and is looking for women who desire one-on-one coaching and mentorship to help expand their entrepreneurial endeavors.  Officially started in August 2018, the Real Glowgetters’ Passion Like Fire Launch Party and Live Podcast served as a coming out party for the group at the Venture Café in Winston-Salem. 

The event opened with an introduction from Real Glowgetters’ co-founder, Chisa Pinnex-Brown, who clearly pointed out that the group was not a social club.  Posted on the website and reiterated by Pennix-Brown, the organization’s list of things it is not includes:

We are not a multi-level marketing company.

We do not discriminate against women or people who choose to identify as women.

We are not your competition or any other women’s group. We seek to enhance those who want to be a part of the positivity and the opportunities that come with being a member.

The featured speaker, who brought words of encouragement to attendees, was Sylvia Reid.  She is the owner of iPivot Life, a company that offers life coaching and motivational speaking.  About her membership with the Real Glowgetters, Reid said, “I know what she (Pinnex-Brown) offered.  And if it was going to be more condensed and more volume to it, I wanted to be a part of it.  And that’s one of the main reasons why I joined.

“In this group, you get more detailed information on business and tools you can use.  She’ll send you networking things that might be beneficial to you and your business. So, it’s more one-on-one,” Reid continued. 

The event had a question-and-answer session.  It also allowed current members to give their testimonials regarding the growth they’ve seen since joining the group.

Members of Real Glowgetters own businesses that range from makeup artistry to information technology to life coaching.

Currently 13 members strong, the Real Glowgetters are hoping to expand their membership to approximately 30 members each year.  According to Pennix-Brown, that number allows for growth but also keeps a personal feel for memebers.

“It is hard already to get 13 members together all at the same time,” Pennix-Brown laughed.  “We strategically host events in different areas to provide opportunities for members to be seen. They also let people make purchases with them, to grow their businesses.

“We are making sure we fill the needs of what people want. We can’t be everything to everybody but the things our members have asked, we direct them to the person or the organization that can help.  So far we haven’t had anyone that we haven’t been able to help.  That makes a big difference.”

For more information about the Real Glowgetters, membership sign-up and upcoming events, visit the website at 

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