Meet Brie


Brieanna Lightfoot Smith is the author of The Black Girl’s Guide to Living on Purpose and the Founder and CEO of Black Girls with Purpose. Brie loves speaking to young women on topics that help them pursue purposeful living. Brie has worked with over 1000 young women and used her experience in the New Orleans education system to design a workshop style curriculum for young ladies that covers topics such as self-esteem, time management and goal setting.

After battling against suicidal thoughts as a teenager, Brie emerged as a twenty-something with a story to tell and has now dedicated her life to educating young women on the benefits of living with intentionality.

Prime example of a woman walking in her purpose.

I selected Brie as a speaker for our Women of Excellence event simply because [she is] the prime example of a woman walking in her purpose. Excellence overflows to each person she speaks with, each event she plans and executes and just the life she lives. After she spoke one young woman came to me and said “I need to buy Brie’s book so that I can get my life together!”

[Brie’s] glow literally sparked every young lady in the audience which inspired them to speak to her after the program and continue their strive for excellence after the event.

T'Yanna J
Southern University of New Orleans

Authentic and relatable

If you’re looking for someone who loves God with all her heart, is authentic, relatable and that can speak directly to the heart of young ladies/women, Brie is right for your event.

Michelle Robertson
God's Word Church

A visionary

Brie’s visionary skills and the way she plans things out is sensational. There’s no way anyone should pass her up! Since her talk, I see myself working more on my patience – whether it’s something on Facebook, dealing with work, or speaking to family, I reevaluate my thought process before I speak. It’s something I always needed to work on and she made me realize I needed to start working on serenity.

Obriana Rocio

Brie has the ranks for the job

A good speaker is not just someone with credibility, but also someone who is able to connect with his or audience. [Brie] has the ranks for the job, as well as the pleasant spirit that allows people to open up to her and receive her message. After her talk many said she’s funny, pushed them to have more faith in themselves and is very enthusiastic.

Alia Joseph
Dillard University

Brie believes it’s important for young women, especially women of color to know their lives have meaning and that they don't have to look to relationships with friends or young men to validate their identity.

Brie has been interviewed on DFW’s – K104 Dede in the Morning Show,, DFW’s 105.7 and 98.5 WYLD in New Orleans. She has spoken for the University of Missouri, Dillard University, Southern University of New Orleans, Youth in View, Inc. and more. In her spare time, you can find Brie planning her next adventure, eating something tasty or hanging out with her husband G and their new baby.

Interested in booking Brie for your retreat, conference or event? Visit the Book Brie to Speak page to start the conversation.

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