Business + Social Event Exec. Goal Digger. Creator of Brown Skin Women.
Greetings, I’m Carmen Veal! A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Creative Jill of Many Trades and Event Executive. A journey through cultural awareness and special needs mommy-hood led to a desire to design a life I imagined.
What Got Me Here
While navigating the busy world that is the fashion industry for 6 years (with sprinkles of testing my hand in other industries like corporate finance, nonprofit, social work, interior decorating and furniture buying), I fell in love with creating opportunities for individuals to connect. This journey eventually led to my love for event production. Events are a great way to create authentic experiences between a brand/group and individuals.
Where It All Started
In 2014, a unique opportunity allowed me to get a taste of my own event production with a budget and pay. I took it as a sign from the Universe that it was time. I spent the rest of the year phasing out just about everything else (except for my Brown Skin Women blog) to focus fully on immersing myself and my skill within the events industry. Today I am an events specialist booking events across the US, with a regional focus in Hartford, Stamford and New Haven, Connecticut, Providence Rhode Island, Manchester New Hampshire and Boston Massachusetts.
My Blog Journey
In 2013, I started a virtual diary to document my journey of embracing my ethnic hair in its natural state. What I hadn’t realized is the blog would capture the attention of women near and far and grow an organic audience of over 7,000 women. By 2014 the blog had become a space for Black culture so I changed the name to Brown Skin Women (BSW). Today BSW allows me to execute life-enhancing special events for goal digging women, educators and product brands through hair, beauty, wellness and entrepreneurial personal and professional development.
Work Life Alignment
My personal life which is my most intimate and top priority is being mom to my severely disabled 14-year-old Princess Sania (read more about that HERE). To keep sane through a busy world I align my energy and space with travel with my love, yoga, meditation, eco-therapy, and sharing beautiful vibes and positive energy with family and friends.
Most days I share my work life experiences (progress and setbacks) across my social media platforms: on my Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE, and on this website which is home to my world as an event exec and goal digger.
I look forward to connecting with you be it near or from afar, soon! XO, Carmen