Who’s The Bawse- The Experience is a 3–day retreat, with multi-millionaire and business entrepreneurial maven Courtney Adeleye, that will help you delve into the business, faith, relationships and self-care that align with being a Bawse. The retreat is designed to inspire, challenge and celebrate those with an entrepreneurial dream and the audacity to go after it. The beautiful Bellagio Luxury Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, serves as residential host, September 7 – 10, 2018, setting the perfect tone for you and your new Bawse lifestyle. Throughout the course of the 3 days, you’ll hear from Courtney and her special guests who will inspire you to achieve your goals – whether starting a new business or excelling in your current one; re-entering the workforce or climbing the corporate ladder, getting healthy or maintaining good health; or being the best mom ever!


10:00am – 6:00pm

The Bellagio Check-In

Welcome Bawses: Registration

Attendees pick up your personal badge and your Bawse retreat goody bag, then begin your check-in at the luxurious Bellagio hotel.
  • 10am to 6pm: Check into the “Who’s The Bawse Experience and receive your Bawse badge and goody bag.
  • 3pm – Until: Check in at the Bellagio opens.

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Lily Bar & Lounge

The Bawse Mixer

Join fellow bawses for a relaxing lounge experience of mingling, fun conversation and laughter, Bawsy Signature Cocktails, and savory finger foods.

Guests and Attendees will be welcomed by the Bawse Crew.
Let down your hair and kick off the weekend with your fellow Bawses over cocktails and conversation.


10:00am – 2:00pm

The Bellagio

The Making of a BAWSE; Passion, Purpose and Profit! with Courtney and BAWSE celebrities/friends!

Courtney will launch the Retreat weekend with an intimate conversation with Joi Brown, Claire Sulmers, Robin Drake, Charreah Jackson, Estelle, Adi & Milan Rouge. View the full schedule.

10:00am-11:30am – Bawse Panel:  Courtney will launch the Retreat weekend with an intimate conversation with Joi Brown, Claire Sulmers, Robin Drake, Charreah Jackson, Estelle, Adi, Milan Rouge. Followed up by an exclusive Q&A session.

11:30am-12:15pm – Lunch: All attendees will be served

12:15pm- 2:00pm – One on one laid back sisterhood session with Courtney. All attendees with indulge in an intimate conversation where they will engage in an exclusive Q&A! Make sure you are prepared so you can ask her those burning questions!


3:00pm – 4:00pm

The Bellagio

Get Glammed Like a BAWSE with Celebrity Makeup Artist Lynn Austin

Ever wanted to know how to properly use all the makeup in your makeup bag? Well now is your time to get glammed the proper way! This limited seating session will allow you to get glammed for the Gala like a true BAWSE!

Mastering the Art of Texture by Ebony Bomani

Also, learn game-changing hair techniques and possibly get the anointed hands of Master Cosmetologist @EbonyBomani in your hair. The QUEEN of updos will give you the ability to SLAY your own hair to the gawds for the gala.


The Bellagio

Formal Gala for Bawses

View the full Gala schedule.
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Gala Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – Exquisite and Fine Dinner for Bawses will be served
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Intimate one-on-one coversation with ourA-list celebrity guest Bawse.
8:30pm – 9:00pm – Q&A with Courtney and our celebrity guest.
9:00pm – Enjoy the sweet and sultry voice of Chrisette Michelle and other guest performances.
10:00pm – until: Kick your heels off and dance the night away


8:00am – 9:00am

The Bellagio

Mind, Body, and Soul Yoga with Chrisette Michele

Take a deep venture into your mind, body, and soul with R&B songstress, Chrisette Michele.



The Exclusive All-White Bawse Brunch – Limited Attendance

Brunch done the right way! Good people, Good conversation, Great food! We will enjoy ourselves in the Bellagio's sleek and luxurious, Jasmine. Where the atmosphere is posh, sophisticated and intimate.
We’ll take a deep dive into how important it is to focus on your spirituality as your success increases.
The Intimate and VIP Experience with Courtney and special guests.



VIP Suite Experience with Courtney: Network to Net-worth – Limited Attendance

Courtney and her special guests have an intimate session in their suite with attendees and tell their stories on becoming successful and how to utilize your network to increase your net worth!



Breakout Session: “Bawse Up” Master Class – Live Pitch Sessions – Limited Attendance

Bawse attendees with a groundbreaking BIG IDEA will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to major players in the world of business.
This is an excellent opportunity to master your elevator pitch and potentially win a cash prize of $500.00 for your business venture



Let’s Throw It Back 90’s Party

Let's relive the 90s for one more night with The Who's The Bawse Live Experience Throw Back 90's party.
Go all the way to the back of your closet and pull out the best 90’s gear you can. There will be a contest for best dressed of the night! Music, dancing, and just a pure good time! But it won’t stop there, we will have a live performance from SWV. You are bound to have a night to remember.


7:00am – 11:00am

The Bellagio Check-out

Goodbye & See You Soon Bawses!

Attendees will check out of their rooms.