Paying it forward with TOAST: The Empowered Black Women’s Collaborative


It all started when…

Pearl Farquharson, Owner of Designed by Delsie, always had a passion for enriching her circles through establishing meaningful connections and empowering collaborations. After several years of successfully planning and executing events for bespoke clientele, She decided to combine her love of events and helping others to make an impact in her community.

Pearl created the concept of TOAST in 2017 as a personal need to connect with women who desired more out of their personal and professional lives. TOAST: The Empowered Black Women’s Collaborative is a seasonal upscale social networking soiree for African American women in her community who seek to empower others while leaving an imprint in their social circles, careers, and family. TOAST fosters a community of women to support one another through connection, networking and personal development workshops.

Hosted in exclusive venues throughout New England, attendees engage in thought provoking conversation about their personal and professional development. In just under 12 months, TOAST has reached an online presence of over 550 women from 7 different states. Our mission is to educate, advance and empower our members through unique experiences and showcase African American female entrepreneurs and industry experts.

TOAST is a positive experience for women to create friendships or partnerships with women in various industries that is fruitful and everlasting.