Nearly 2,000 women attended “SisterTalk,” a women’s empowerment conference, hosted by The Judge Penny Brown Reynolds Foundation on Nov. 2 at the Georgia International Convention Center.

Attendees at the free event, benefited from expert speakers who addressed issues ranging from financial planning, social issues, emotional health, spirituality, and self-empowerment. The conference convenor and keynote speaker was the Honorable Penny Brown Reynolds, Emmy-nominated, national television personality, former State Court Trial Judge and community leader.

“We were delighted to provide a positive forum to address many of the negative images often portrayed of today’s women and girls,” said Foundation President Judge Penny Brown Reynolds. “There has been an outcry in the community to reclaim our daughters and to have this powerful discussion about the state of the black woman.”

Girls ages 12-17 attended seminars designed to equip them with tools to make wise choices. The event will conclude with a prayer and worship service.

SisterTalk Conference is an invitation for all women to come together in the spirit of sisterhood to celebrate unity and examine the many roles and issues women face.

In addition, Judge Penny presented “Sister of Substance” Awards to Women Looking Ahead Publisher Rebecca Franklin, Atlanta Daily World Publisher M. Alexis Scott and MSNBC Contributor Goldie Taylor.

At the luncheon, Judge Penny also surprised Mamie Moore, a member of Lindsay Street Baptist Church, for her dedication to her English Avenue neighborhood community, especially her efforts at voter registration.

A conference is planned for New Orleans next year, with other cities to follow.

The Judge Penny Brown Reynolds Foundation, Inc. is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families, women, youth, and children and providing a voice for the poor through education, advocacy, and service.

Judge Penny has served the Atlanta Metro community for over 25 years. The Foundation provides free HIV/AIDS testing and education, family and parenting workshops, college scholarships, bullying prevention programs, free tutoring, entrepreneurial development programs, domestic violence prevention seminars, financial education and home buying workshops just to name a few.

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