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Today we’d like to introduce you to Ebony Stewart.

Hi Ebony, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My business honors what matters most to me- family. To me, there are no greater titles than “mom” and “wife.” I was born and raised in Belize and later moved to Chicago as a young teen in hopes of creating my “American Dream” and later moved to New York City and attended Medgar Evers College and received a minor in Women’s Studies and received my Bachelors in Public Administration and Foreign Policy from Ashford University.

Before establishing my event planning business, corporate life and working in the private sector were all I knew. I started out as a house manager for a private family in Upper Eastside Manhattan. That’s where I worked my way up to later worked at NBC network, where I was an Event Assistant. I also worked part-time as a babysitter because I excelled in my knowledge and skills in communications, budgeting, working under pressure, and project management. Still my jam to this day. These experiences gave me a keen understanding of what makes a business thrive.

I’m the CEO & Creative Director of EbonyCattouse Events, which has now been in business for seven years my nearly 11 years of experience in the event planning industry has lead me here today, expanding my event planning service to a full concierge and travel service that provides a wide range of events for my clients anywhere around the world. As a mom of a 2-year-old and one on the way, I also create luxurious experiences for moms with my annual Mamacation.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
One of the biggest challenges I have ever faced as an entrepreneur is when the COVID pandemic hit. Events were a no-go and the pandemic had forced me to zero in more on my personal brand and pivot pivot pivot. I did some research and partnered with a few production companies to produce Hybrid events for our corporate clients. I also recreated and shared more with my audience on a personal level. I’m more than just an Event Planner and Entrepreneur. I’m also a mom and wife. This leads me to create a YouTube channel called “Moments With Ebony,” where I share tips and more on Event Planning, Mom Life and Entrepreneurship. With all this, I’m able to partner with other brands and presently working on creating more new and exciting content.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m the CEO & Creative Director EbonyCattouse Events, Certified Travel Specialist & Event Planner. My unique style and passion for planning and transforming any space into a luxurious setting help me to build a clientele that includes CEO’s, socialites and clients of the most discerning taste.

At EbonyCattouse Events, we offer a hands-on approach to events, one of a kind curated approach to life’s most memorable celebrations. We are a full Event Planning company. We provide services to fit each client’s needs. No event is the same. EbonyCattouse Events executes events at a premium level. From large-scale galas, conferences, private soiree’s, retreats, corporate dinners to brand activation, pop-ups and product launches, we think outside of the box and create experiences that are memorable.

We work with our clients to make sure your experience with us from start to finish is an unforgettable one. We are with you throughout your entire planning process. We are passionate about creating fabulous events, infusing the personalities of each of our clients. It’s these key characteristics that have allowed my company to garner a vast portfolio. We are thrilled to offer international events and event planning services.

As a certified travel specialist, my event company is able to provide more services to my clients under one roof. This has also provided me with the opportunity as a mom and entrepreneur to launch my MAMACATION retreat. This is an intimate four-day three night getaway in the caribbean to provide moms with a luxurious vacation they need to relax, recharge and rejuvenate!

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Derrick Davis @mr_ddavis Syed Yaqeen @editorialfashion

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