WEOP Celebrates Women’s History Month

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    By Special to the Daily World
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, “The Women’s Employment Opportunity Project (WEOP) will host its Sixth Annual “From A Woman’s Perspective,” symposium scheduled for March 23, at Atlanta Technical College from 10 a.m. am to 3 p.m.

    About 200 women will gather to hear from professional business experts, enjoy inspirational speakers, network with other progressive women, and be uplifted by local community leaders.

    The featured keynote speaker will be Emmy-nominated television personality Judge Penny Brown Reynolds. In addition to her law experience, Reynolds serves as a commentator for issues related to politics, religion, children and women.

    Myrna Moore, WSB-TV public affairs coordinator, and writer/producer for “People 2 People,” will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Other featured speakers include marketing expert, Celest Turner, president of Turner Marketing & Consulting. Turner will spearhead a morning work session focusing on “Keys To Unlocking Your Success.”

    A highlight of the day will be the afternoon roundtable sessions hosted by 12 phenomenal women including Angela Rice, AIB Television; Tina Douglas, CBS Radio; Dr. Deborah Porter, Porter’s Transportation; Charlotte Johnson with The Small Business Administration (SBA); Chi T. Mathias, Mathias and Associates; and Dr. Valerie Vann, Direct Business Response.

    Also, Rep. John Lewis celebrated Women’s History Month with the Second Women’s Empowerment Forum titled, “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Discussions with Women in Leadership” on Saturday, March 17, at the Loudermilk Center Ballroom, 40 Courtland St., N.E.

    In a discussion moderated by Laura Seydel, the speakers shared their personal stories of leadership and public service.

    This event allowed women leaders, not only to describe their paths to success, but share how those experiences shape the policies and initiatives they lead today. Speakers included: Lisa Jackson, administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta, and Stacey Abrams, minority leader, Georgia State House of Representatives.

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