MEET OUR FOUNDERS
SYDNEY + SADE
Friends of over 10 years, Sydney Chandler and Sade Ayodele met in 2007 on the 40 acres at The University of Texas. Both majoring in Communications, they share unforgettable college memories, some hilarious and others trying. The Texas natives made their mark on campus serving as mentors to incoming freshmen, creating their own organizations, and learning how to win in media and event planning. Post-graduation, Sade’s path led her to a powerful career in Public Relations in New York City, while Sydney cultivated her love for fashion in the retail buying industry in Dallas. The distance kicked in and career demands took precedence, but they were making a name for themselves in their own right. In the wake of the Black Girl Magic movement, Sydney founded The Baddie Brunch and Sade created The B is for Boss – both organizations known for creating spaces and opportunities for women of color. Their paths crossed again via social media and Sade pitched a partnership idea to Sydney, suggesting they join forces and head out the country! The Baddie & Boss Retreat was born and their friendship rekindled in the spirit of sisterhood! These Baddie Bosses leveraged their chemistry, skillsets, and connections to create an affordable, Instagram-worthy retreat for millennial women of color – taking Tulum last year and now Cancun!
FROM THE FOUNDERS:
We are the founders of two online female empowerment communities for diverse women and WOC, that value collaboration over competition.
We have brought our two brands together to create an unforgettable weekend retreat.
We are passionate about providing WOC opportunities to celebrate, collaborate, slay and socialize. We also are committed to providing them the resources and knowledge they need to successfully navigate their careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.
We have achieved this both on and offline by hosting networking mixers, brunches, webinars and curating digital content. As a result, we have fostered a dynamic and valuable network.
We took Tulum in 2018, and we are now taking these same empowering vibes to Cancun, Mexico for the perfect retreat that will be equal parts relaxing, fun, and transformative.
We hope you will join us on this journey!
-Sade and Sydney
BADDIE BRUNCH SERIES
Founder, Sydney Chandler (@Stefonique)
The Baddie Brunch Series, Inc. is an incorporated organization created to bridge Baddies together through brunches, mixers, and social soirees! We serve as host to over 650 Dallas, Houston, and Austin professional women of color. Our goal is to Celebrate, Collaborate, Slay, and Socialize -- channeling our Black Girl Magic and using it to inspire one another!
THE B IS FOR BOSS
Founder, Sade Ayodele (@SadeTheSocialite)
The B is For Boss, LLC is an online community for diverse millennial women who are working towards building their empires. With so many stereotypes and negative narratives existing around women, our mission is to empower them to Redefine The “B” Word -- on their terms. This community serves as a resource for alpha females to learn from, connect with, and be inspired by other boss women, while gaining skills on branding, business and career.