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Women of Color
Empowerment Series

Advocates for Change:
Roundtable & Holiday Mingle

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Urban League of Broward County
560 NW 27 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 [map]

Thanks to our partnering sponsor: UPS.

No Charge. Please respond by December 9, 2014 to or 954.768.9770.



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For the Women of Color Empowerment Series Roundtable & Holiday Mingle


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2014 Empowerment Conference (WOCEC)

"When Women Succeed, America Succeeds"

We are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference. The conference will focus on educating and motivating dynamic Women of Color to lead more effectively.


This event will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Florida from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The North Broward County Chapter of the Links, Inc.; the Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., would like to invite you to be a part of this event.

The theme this year is “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.” In past years, the conference has been standing room only. The conference is a leadership conference that has drawn federal, state and local leaders from all over the State of Florida and beyond. Past speakers have included Trumpet Awards Founder Xernona Clayton; Judy Smith, the inspiration behind the hit television show Scandal and entertainment attorney, Lita Rosario, among others. The conference has also included panel discussions comprised of women news anchors; election experts and legal scholars, such as Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince. This year, we are expecting even greater success with your participation. Among other things, the conference will focus on educating and motivating dynamic Women of Color to lead organizations; launch effective campaigns and take full advantage of technology in today’s marketplace. While there will be targeted leadership attendees, the learning and networking experience is open to any woman aspiring to be her “best self.”
Don’t wait until too late to join us. We would like to promote you or your business as long as possible. We hope you will join us for this tremendous opportunity to promote, encourage and cultivate women leaders of color.

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Bahia Mar Beach Resort
801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 [map]



To be placed on the waiting list, call us.

See this year’s amazing line up of speakers below!


Our 2014 speaker lineup is amazing and empowering. This year, we have a team of A-list leaders and game-changers ready to help us broaden our perspectives, tune our skills and enhance our lives.

Paula Williams Madison


Paula Williams Madison is the former executive vice president of NBC Universal. Madison’s family owns Williams Group Holdings LLC, which has significant ownership and investments in The Africa Channel, the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, and various real estate, consumer... [read more]

Maggie Anderson


Activist, speaker, author, and expert, Magie Anderson is the founder of The NEW Empowerment Experiment (EE) and Maggie and her family started a movement by supporting Black-owned businesses for one full year. She continues her journey and invites others to join in. [read more]

Congresswoman Donna Edwards


Congresswoman Donna Edwards can been seen each Sunday on one of the national programs (i.e., Meet the Press, etc). Edwards represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District comprising portions of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. [read more]

Lily Pardo


Lily Pardo is the Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs at WSVN Channel 7, the local Fox affiliate and #1 news station in the market.  She rejoined the station in 2004 after spending several years running her own public relations/special events firm. [read more]

Deirdre Macnab


President of the League of Women Voters of Florida, Deirdre Macnab graduating with an M.B.A. from Columbia University in marketing and finance and a B.A. from New York University in history and political science. She has worked for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation... [read more]

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover


Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover is the president of Tennessee State University. Prior to joining TSU, she was the Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., where she spearheaded the implementation of the nation’s only Ph.D. in Business at an HBCU. [read more]

Dr. Avis Proctor


Dr. Avis Proctor, Broward College North Campus President, has primary responsibility for campus operations including academic affairs, student affairs, health sciences, business affairs, learning resources, information technology and facilities. She leads more than 700 employees [read more]

Jacqueline McKinley


Jacqueline McKinley is a working television writer having written for seven different sitcoms including the Emmy award winning “The Bernie Mac Show.”  She is currently a writer/producer on the show “Are We There Yet?” and for the show “First Family.”  She also served as co-producer...  [read more]

Yvette M. Miley


Yvette M. Miley is the Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of MSNBC where she is responsible for daytime and weekend programming, talent, and program development, planning, booking, breaking news and coverage of special events. She is also the Executive Editor of [read more]

Tina D. Howell


It's a rarity to have one individual possess such a diverse array of talent, business savvy, and personal desire to enrich the lives of individuals. Tina Howell is a visionary leader whose impact is felt in many arenas, from personal to professional. This energetic mother of three excels gracefully in every assignment. [read more]

Joy Reid


Joy Reid is host of “The Reid Report” on weekdays at 2 p.m. on MSNBC. Reid was the former Managing Editor of, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. Reid joined with experience as a freelance [read more]

Alva Bell Bullard


Alva Bell Bullard, an expert at building and leading smart, independent, and enthusiastic technical teams, is a technology professional having worked in the industry for over twenty-five years. She has spent most of her career at leading market research and fulfillment firms, serving as a partner and CIO/Senior Vice President [read more]

Linda Houston Jones


President and Founder of Ashanti Cultural Arts, Linda Houston Jones serves on the boards of three cities with days named in her honor: Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, and Lauderdale Lakes. Additionally, she sits on the boards of the Broward County Cultural Commission, The Broward County Diversity [read more]

Register and Reserve Your Seat Today

For the 2014 Women of Color Empowerment Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 8:00am – 4:00pm | Bahia Mar (Fort Lauderdale)

Registration is $40.00 per person by August 30, 2014.

($50 after that time if seating is available.)

The cost includes a full-day of workshops, keynote address by renown speakers and leaders and a scrumptious brunch.



To be placed on the waiting list, call us.


Thank you to our partner and sponsor organizations.













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Learn more about how you can partner and sponsor the South Florida Women of Color Empowerment Conference, download the Sponsorship Opportunities Packet.

Deadline for inclusion on the invitation is July 21, 2014.


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