We had the good fortune of connecting with Ameerah Saine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ameerah, what’s your definition for success?
Success to me is moving forward. If you are always further than you were yesterday, you are successful. Our journey is ours alone(,) and only we know if we are moving in the right direction.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Brunch and Slay has come a long way since I launched it back in 2016(;) I initially thought we would be a pop-up event series, but after connecting with our audience in real-time I realized we needed to become a platform that supported strong women in more ways than our events could offer. Our podcast launched mid-2017 as a stage for game-changers and Disrupt(HER)s building and creating businesses and lifestyles that we don’t often hear about in mainstream media. After working closely with our guests and interviewing over 100 women(,) it was clear to me that we could do more. We are now partnering with our guest(s) to launch highly curated digital courses and offering their unique products and services on BrunchandSlay.com. It has not been an easy journey, there have been many times that the path was not clear and the wants of our subscribers were not met. I’m thankful for their support as we worked hard to finetune our offerings. The process has taught me to stay focused, to seek council(,) and be laser focused in the pursuit of my dreams.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is a hard one(;) I’m a bit of a homebody but I will try. I’d start off by booking us a room at Canvas Hotel(.) We’d spend the day sipping cocktails and enjoying their roof-top pool, then I’d book dinner reservations at Truluck’s(,) my favorite seafood restaurant. We would enjoy a spa day at the Joule(,) turn in early for girl talk midnight snacks(,) and wake up the next morning for brunch at (T)he Henry.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m lucky enough to have a very strong and accomplished mother. Having grown up witnessing my mother defy odds and build a thriving business from scratch planted a seed in me early on.