The 2019 Celebrate YOU Women's Empowerment Luncheon was an incredible and humbling success! You know it's going to be a special event when women show up early to make sure that they don't miss out on anything!
The speakers were fantastic-- their willingness to be completely authentic in telling their stories had a lasting impact on the attendees and each other. Many thanks to all of our 2019 speakers: Lauren Johnson, Diane Johnson Thompson, Melissa Sledge, Sheila Hawkins-Bucklew, Amie King and Felicia McClary. These ladies were the embodiment of what it means to walk in their strength, even while experiencing fear, trauma, health challenges and major life transitions. Thank you for showing us how to do it bravely and courageously.
Sincerest thanks to all the women who volunteered their time to assist with the luncheon-- you are the best! A super special shout out to my awesome daughter Kyndal for serving as my assistant and photographer.
And a special thanks to Brenda Ruiz-McFarland and Wood Forest National Bank for partnering with us to sponsor the attendance of college students at the luncheon. Thanks for your support and recognizing the value of exposing young women to strong, engaged women as they prepare for one of the key transition points in their life and career.
Check out more pictures from the 2019 luncheon in the Gallery.
We have already been getting information requests for next year's luncheon! Did you miss this year and want to be the first to know when 2020 is scheduled? Send us an email here to get added to the list for updates!
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The Celebrate YOU Women's Empowerment Luncheon is a live connecting event for professional women-- particularly those in (or aspiring to) management, C-level positions, or business ownership-- who desire to have authenticity in their personal and professional lives and seek to share with those who are like-minded.
It is no secret that the higher a woman goes professionally, the more isolated she becomes and the fewer support options she has, even in 2019. When transition comes knocking at the door in the form of a job layoff, health challenges, or shift in personal or family goals, the more likely a woman is to feel isolated and confused, not knowing who to trust or believe in.
The Celebrate YOU Women's Empowerment Luncheon is an event that Recognizes women for powering through challenging personal and professional transitions while offering opportunities to Refresh their state of mind, Rebuild their focus, and Reconnect with similarly situated women socially.
Most importantly, the Luncheon validates for women at all professional levels the need to, and value of, investing in themselves continually for personal success. This is taking leadership development for women to a new level!