2015 Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda

Schedule subject to change. Check back often for updates.
Day 1
14 Mar 2015

Opening Plenary Session

Featured Speaker Pearl Cleage, Award-winning Playwright & Best-selling Author Entertainment Zaria Hall, Singer, Musician, Actress
Zaria Hall
Pearl Cleage

Panel Discussion I

A Woman’s Point of View: Examining Our Roles in Media & Entertainment Media and entertainment are among the most powerful economic and cultural forces today. From a very young age,...
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Diedra Dukes
Lisa D. Cox
Lynn Whitfield
Nicci Gilbert
Tena Clark

Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Teens IT & Financial Literacy Room

Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA Teens -IT Room (Sponsored by Microsoft) — Microsoft volunteers and gaming experts will be on hand to teach teens how to build their own...
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Panel Discussion II

The Power of Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy to Transform Lives Philanthropy is about much more than check-writing. Giving back is about investing in our communities to bring about powerful change....
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Dawna Fields
Deavra A. Daughtry
Lori Billingsley

Panel Discussion III

The Mind-Body Connection: A Holistic Approach to Health Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. Stress, anxiety, emotional distress can cause negative physical conditions such as...
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Dr. Lois J. Ricci
Alena Edmondson
Monica Parker, MD
Natasha Thomas, MD
Sherry L. Blake, PHD

Maya Angelou Phenomenal Woman Award

Emcee Monica Pearson, Award-winning Journalist and Host, The Monica Pearson Show Entertainment Regina Belle, Singer, Songwriter, Actress Zaria Hall, Singer, Musician, Actress Keynote Speaker Susan L. Taylor, Founder & CEO,...
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Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson
Zaria Hall
Ingrid Saunders Jones
Regina Belle
Susan L. Taylor
Edie Fraser
Monica Pearson

Wisdom Circles

Wisdom Circles – A safe place where women can come together to share their life stories and strengthen ties to each other, offering expanding opportunities for growth, caring and connection;...
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Chloe Taylor Brown
Nicola Jackson
Nikki Young Walker
Rhonda Wilkins
Denise Mitchem
Sonia Booker
Myrtle S. Habersham

Intergenerational Networking Dessert Reception

Closing reception, book signing, and exhibits
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