6:30 - 8:30PM


We will spend the evening with
Miko Branch.

Armed with curly hair product development from their salon/workshop, Miko & Titi were able to perfect their curly hair product's performance. Known for its expertise in styling curly, kinky, and wavy hair of all types and textures, Miss Jessie's Salon became the go to place for curly hair solutions.



Miko Branch along with her sister Titi Branch successfully launched Miss Jessie’s hair care products – famously known as a pioneering brand in the world of natural hair. Now, Branch has opened up in her book titled “Miss Jessie’s - Creating A Successful Business From Scratch, Naturally” about how she and her sister did it. Branch’s goal is for this book to serve as a blueprint for entrepreneurs to “make waves in any industry.” She opens the book with the idea that “you don’t need money to transform an industry. You don’t even need privileges or contacts.”






Miko Branch……Co-Founder, Miss Jessie's













Miko Branch is the co-founder and CEO of Miss Jessie's LLC. She is celebrated for transforming the hair-care industry by pioneering an entirely new category of products specifically for natural and curly hair. She was featured on the cover of Women's Wear Daily and appeared on the cover of Beauty Inc. as a trailblazer, and Ebony listed her as one of its Power 100 Innovators and Influencers. She has also been honored by New York University and Delta Sigma Theta for her entrepreneurship. Miss Jessie’s award-winning products have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine,Teen Vogue,Redbook, Essence, Allure Latina, and other publications. She lives in New York with her son.



Moderator: Rhonesha Byng, founder

Her philosophy in life is established by her acronym of N.E.S.H.A. (No One Ever Slows Her Agenda) which was also the inspiration for her first venture,

She's won awards both as a journalist and an entrepreneur from the New YorkAssociation of Black Journalists, The Associated Press, Youth Venture, & The Kauffman Foundation. HP and Clutch Magazine named her one of the top African American Women to follow and dubbed her a 'Tech Tastemaker.'

Most recently, she won an EMMY award for her work as a field producer with WNBC

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Featuring the most relevant professional events, career advice, workshops, panels and conferences. Her Agenda provides the best resources found online to motivate millennial women to reach their full potential. Our inspiring content attracts driven women and we give them the tools to become accomplished women. At Her Agenda, our goal is to empower every young woman so that No One Ever Slows Her Agenda.


Assata Rhodes, founder of AssataBAKES uses baking as a means of self-expression. Throughout the year she bakes cookies and various seasonal pies. During the winter holiday season, she bakes peach cobblers and, her signature dessert, sweet potato pie bites, using a recipe that her New Orleans bred grandmother passed on to her. For more info or to place an order, contact Assata directly at