By Special to the Daily World
Join the Women’s Employment Opportunity Project (WEOP), Atlanta Technical College 5th annual “From a Woman’s Perspective” symposium in celebration of Women’s History Month.

More than 200 women and men are expected to attend the event on Friday, March 18, from 9:30 a.m. to  3 p.m. at Atlanta Technical College, Dennard Conference Center, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W.

The theme for the symposium is “Dare To Dream: Leadership, Economics, & Empowerment.”

During the luncheon attendees will have an opportunity to view an in-depth interview with Jocelyn Dorsey, Host of “People 2 People” television show.

Dorsey exemplifies the role of women as leaders and trailblazers with numerous accomplishments.  Myrna Moore, producer, will conduct this interview to give the audience a perspective of Dorsey and her accomplishments as “the first.” WEOP said it is honored to present the 1st Annual Women Pioneers Award to Jocelyn Dorsey.

The day also features a lineup of speakers  including Paulette Lewis from the Department of Labor Women’s Division; Debra Respress, Your Best You, LLC; and Melvin Anderson, author of “Women Front & Center.” Speakers will cover topics such as 21st Century Opportunities, Seven Creative Life Strategies, and Hidden Beauty of Women.

The afternoon session features roundtable discussions hosted by women leaders on a range of topics.  A sample of the roundtable experts includes Tonya Hicks, Power Solutions Inc., providing insight on non-traditional career opportunities; Tina Douglas, CBS Radio, approaching issues of women and media branding; Kristy Offitt, attorney,  speaking on legal strategies for business; and Charlotte Johnson, U.S. Small Business Administration providing the group with information and resources for entrepreneurs.

This symposium is the result of a partnership with The Women’s Employment Opportunity Project and Atlanta Technical College. Attendance fee for the event is $35 which includes lunch and conference materials.

For registration information, call 404-681-2497 or visit:  The Women’s Employment Opportunity Project provides programs and services for women and girls that promote social change, improve family economic self-sufficiency and provide opportunities in training, employment and business.

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