What’s in your “9–5 with a Side Hustle” Toolkit? — Jasmine Smith

AdeOla Crystiana Fadumiye
5 min readOct 22, 2020

Drumroll, please!

Our final October toolkit storyteller is none other than the Jasmine Smith, founder and producer of DC Wedding Week and SmithCo

The first time I laid my eyes on Jasmine was about 3 years ago. A friend and colleague in the wedding industry invited me to a holiday party, and I jumped at the opportunity to dress up. I could count the black women present at the party on one hand. So when I spotted Jasmine, she stood out. Yes, because she is a Black woman, but there was something else…

Jasmine has a powerful presence!

We made a beeline for each other and introduced ourselves. My friend who invited me joined us and as usual…connections were made. When I started my Brunch with AdeOla series last year, she was one of the first people I wanted at the table.

I deeply respect Jasmine, and when I think of her, I think Powerful and Focused.

Jasmine Smith — Entrepreneur | Founder • Producer, SmithCo | Social Innovator, DC Wedding Week

Tools: Tenacity, Time Management & Faith



AdeOla Crystiana Fadumiye

Writer + Editor. Musings on Faith, Feminism & Entrepreneurship | My life’s broken pieces sprinkled w/ silver lining perspectives @ http://www.adeolafadumiye.com