Mrs. Johnson, who already has a thriving accessory business in Che’ Bella Customs and
partner in Put It On A T-shirt Clothing, decided that there was a need
for a parent company to house these ventures. Thus, Brown Gyrls, Inc was born. BGI is not
only a home for these companies but also an entity on its own. BGI produces events
where vendors can network and sell their products, community events and parties with a
purpose!! Come join us on this ride we call the Brown Gyrl Experience!
3375 Tell us when and how your career got started?
Tasha I really through myself into this career. I've always loved a good party and loved to have fun. Event planning just kind of came to me. Ive always wanted people to have a good time and just wanted to be apart of making it happen.
3375 Can you tell us about Brown Gyrls?
Tasha Brown Gyrls is an event planning and promotions company. We produce events of our own such as our semi annual SASS event, complete with vendors and our Sticks N Stilettos event that is coming up in June. But we also plan events for clients anything from birthday parties to black tie events. No event is too big or too small.
3375 How did Brown Gyrl come about?
Tasha Brown Gyrls is a vision I received from God honestly. I had been thinking about it off and on for the past year or so and God finally said, Now is the time, and we were off and running. I grabbed some friends of mine that are very talented and was willing to take this journey with me and we've been rolling ever since.
3375 Tell us about your first events?
Tasha Our first event was our SASS(Sip and Stroll Social) in February 2014. It was wonderful. It went off without a hitch and we still have people saying they can't believe it was our first event. We had great music, a wonderful caterer and 13-15 vendors promoting their businesses, we also had raffles. It was a really good time, we are doing it again in the Summer.
Tasha My family plays a huge part in this. My husband, Lamont, is actually Brown Gyrls CFO. We really wouldn't be able to do this without him. My kids have been so understanding realizing that Mommy may work from home but I'm always busy...they have been real awesome.
3375 Who inspires you?
Tasha People that have dared to step out on faith and start their own business, no matter what it is, they inspire me. The women entrepreneurs that we have connected with on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, they inspire me. The people that grind daily, just to carve their own path...they inspire me.
3375 Whats the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Tasha The first thing I do? I pray. I that God continues to keep and provide for my family and I thank him for everything that He has done so far in my life and the lives of those around me.
3375 How important is it to give back to your community?
Tasha It is very important. Our goal is to find a charity or non-profit organization to partner with. Right now, we are looking to plan an event for Ovarian Cancer Awareness in September.
3375 What is your greatest accomplishment?
Tasha My greatest accomplishment to date is getting Brown Gyrls off the ground and having a very successful event.
3375 How can we find you online?
Tasha We can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Our website is still currently under construction.
3375 Do you have any shout outs?
Tasha HUGE shout out to my Director of Operations, NuDasha Gratic-Fludd. Social Media Director, Joi Donaldson. CFO, Lamont Johnson without those three people Brown Gyrls would not be possible. And all those that have followed us and liked our page and shared our info. 2014 is the year of the Brown Gyrl, stay tuned for future events!!
* April 19, 2014 - In conjunction with Motivation Central Dreamcatchers Music Symposium and Conference
* May 3, 2014 - Unbreakable Bond: Mother/Daughter Brunch with guest speaker Rev. Lakeisha Cook of St. Paul's Baptist Church.
*July 2014 - SASS event