Spirit of A Woman Conference

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Date(s) - 03/25/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Raddison Cross Keys

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A One Day Conference that attracts women from Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.  The conference workshops will empower African American women to improve their quality of life through intellectual, physical and financial enlightenment.

The Spirit of a Woman Conference is dedicated to educating, inspiring, motivating, and challenging women to move forward in their finances, health and wleeness adn live a more balanced fulfilled life. The conference addresses topics relevant to today’s woman with presentations by inspiring powerful leaders/speakers. Continental breakfast and lunch is included.

Saturday March 25, 2017 9 am to 4 pm.

Raddison Cross Keys Located at The Village of Cross Keys, 100 Village Square, 5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

150 – 200 Attendees: Audience to include a broad age range, professionals, business owners, and educators, collegiate students, politicians, community and civic leaders, homemakers, coworkers, colleagues, friends and women from shelters.

Designed to empower women of African descent in their efforts to achieve and maintain their full potential, to prepare the next generation and strengthen the Black community. To support SOAW, NCNW and GBS operations, community service projects and programs.  We are membership driven and must rely on fundraising to support what we do best – lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they strengthen themselves, their families and communities.

Reverend. Dr. Cecelia Williams Bryant

Mind: Dr. Hattie Washington Creator of,  “Creating Balance a Life”

Body: Dr. Brenda T. Bradley, Author of “A Healthier U”

Pocketbook: Deborah Owens “Penny Savers” & “Purse Strings”

Mistress of Ceremonies: Marsha Jews, Host of WEAA’s Keep It Moving

Honorary Chairs: Joy Bramble, Publisher of Baltimore Times and Dr. Joanne Martin, Cofounder of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune. Our mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. We fulfill this mission through research, advocacy, national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa.

We are a council of 39 affiliated national African American women’s organizations and over 200 sections in 34 states addressing local needs while impacting communities nationwide – connecting nearly 4 million women worldwide!

National and international programs include:

  • The high-profile annual Black Family Reunion Program Celebration.
  • A national obesity abatement initiative.
  • A partnership with national women’s organizations in Benin to deliver technology, literacy, microcredit and economic empowerment programs.
  • A small business incubator program in Senegal.

The national headquarters, which acts as a central source for program planning, is based in Washington, DC, on Pennsylvania Avenue, located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NCNW also has two field offices.

The Greater Baltimore Section of NCNW, Inc. (GBS-NCNW) was founded in 1943 by Kate Sheppard to address the social needs and political change in Baltimore City. We have influenced the spiritual, social, economic, cultural and political life in the Baltimore metropolitan area, the nation and internationally.

GBS-NCNW sponsors events and diverse activities to build on strengths and traditional values as well as promotes healthy lifestyles and behaviors through wellness projects. These include a variety of health initiatives, education, economic and social empowerment activities. We provide information, training, mentoring and support on issues affecting African American women and their families, and their community.

GBS sponsor community service projects and programs that include: Adopt-A-School / Family (BLSFYW), International projects in Africa & in Haiti (CEPROFAM), “Beyond the Walls” (outreach to the homeless) and Mini Seminars on various issues.

For further information please contact:
Debra Hood, SOAWC Chair 2017
Francena Bean-Waters, SOAWC Founder and Co-Chair 2017
443-206-NCNW or info@gbs-ncnw.com

In the spirit and tradition of Mary McLeod Bethune “leave no one behind.”

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