How We Got Here


The Stiletto Talks was formed out of conversation within Second to None Salon of Baton Rouge, La. by founder Paula J Hutchinson. since its inception, the events have hosted over 450 women in Louisiana and Arizona. The footprint of the organization continues to expand to provide needed safe spaces for women of color. 

The Stiletto Talks

Our History Continued

Our first events started out as networking meet-and-greets where female entrepreneurs of color would introduce their products and services. We then discovered...they needed continued support personally and professionally. So we set out to create quarterly events that would address their needs and put them in front of those needing their products and/or services. 

What started out with a few people, The Stiletto Talks has expanded its footprint in multiple states , creating innovate events that capture the full diaspora of female entrepreneurs of color, their supporters and their community. We will continue to create moments in time that speak to the real life experience of the women we serve. 

2019 Stiletto Pitch & Strut Winners w/ Founder Paula J Hutchinson