About Us

Sonjia Waller Young
Founder, Young Eventions
Group, Inc.
Intergenerational Life Lessons & Legacies

The goal of the Women 2 Women Conference is to bring women together across generations to share life lessons and experiences that will inspire and empower attendees to transform their lives and be a catalyst for change in the home, community and in the workplace.


Young Eventions Group, Inc. (YEG) is a non-profit organization established to help women of all ages and their families deal with issues that impact them daily and to expose them to resources and information that will help improve and transform their lives. Established in 2013, YEG promotes mentoring and supports initiatives dedicated to creating and nurturing those relationships.

About the Founder, Sonjia W Young

Sonjia Young is president of Eventions, Inc. a minority and female owned full-service special events and communications agency founded in 1982. Under Mrs. Young’s leadership, Eventions distinguished itself as one of the top events management and communications agencies in the Southeast.

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The Maya Angelou Teen Center, located in Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA, opened in 2011. It has a performance area and stage, computer lab, reading/study room, cyber café, and boutique. The Dr. Maya Angelou YMCA Teen program is designed to transform teens’ belief systems about their own abilities, their potential to succeed, and their capacity to overcome obstacles by providing them with positive successes on which to build their futures. The program offers training in leadership and personal development, conflict resolution, abstinence and health awareness education, financial/economic empowerment, career readiness, service projects and performing arts.

Since the opening of the Teen Center, Sonjia W. Young has personally mentored dozens of the Maya Angelou Teen Center youth. In addition, through Young Eventions Group (YEG), the Maya Angelou Teen Center has received over $40,000 in programmatic support, scholarships, in-kind contributions, and exposure.

Welcome Letter from the Founder

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Women 2 Women Conference: Intergenerational Lessons & Legacies! I launched this conference out of a desire to bring generations of women together to inspire one another and to learn from each other how to lead better, more fulfilling lives.

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YEG Advisory Council

Billye S. Aaron
Dolly Adams, PhD
Lynne Alston-Leonard
Juanita Baranco
Cynthia Childs
Teresa Cumming
Camille Davis-Williams, MD

Linda Dean
Jea Delsarte, BSPh
Sophie Gibson
Cecilia Houston-Torrence
Karen Hudson
Kelley Bass Jackson
Nicola Jackson

Ingrid Saunders Jones
Barbara King, DDiv
Diane Baker King
Denise Mitchem
Rogsbert Phillips, MD
Erica Qualls
LaRita Reid

Katrina Strickland
Kiki Thomas, PhD
Charmaine Ward
Tonya B. Williams
Afrouz Varzi
Andrea Young
Carolyn M. Young

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