Girlfriends Retreat was founded by Shanique Bonelli-Moore—a daughter, mother, wife, friend, active community member and executive. Like most of us, Shanique balances many worlds, and honors her girlfriends and the time they spend together as her chance to stop and check in with herself.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Shanique’s road to founding Girlfriends Retreat was paved with experiences that many of us share.
As a fiercely dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion executive who has built and led transformative and inclusive environments in the entertainment, media, and consumer products industries, much of Shanique’s inspiration and motivation to build Girlfriends Retreat started with her work.
After listening to countless women tell their stories of feeling unseen and unheard, she was emboldened to create something that focused on centering women. A space for women where those battles don’t exist – a place where we can escape, indulge, inspire, and be inspired.
A strong believer in listening to the cues that came to her along her life journey
Shanique saw the natural growth and healing power of those relationships – colleagues that became friends, neighbors that became teachers, and girlfriends that became sisters. So, she decided to give the gifts of listening, laughing, and sharing to any woman that needs them, as we all do.
And Girlfriends Retreat was born.