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Fifth annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference to host historic firsts, expand to full weekend of events

FIFTH-ANNUAL2Fifth annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference to host historic firsts, expand to full weekend of events

Steering Committee members for Women of Color Empowerment Conference.

      FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Paulette Brown, Esq., who will be the first African-American woman to serve as president in the 136-year history of the American Bar Association, has been announced as the morning keynote speaker for the Fifth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference (WOCEC). The WOCEC’s main day of leadership presentations and expert breakout panels takes place on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Bahia Mar Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Brown’s address on “Owning Your Worth” will be among her first public presentations following the induction of this powerhouse attorney to the presidency of the 400,000-member bar association.

In addition to Brown, more than 20 other accomplished presenters from the corporate, health, technology, wealth-building and public policy sec-tors will appear. Other speaker highlights include Gina Paige, founder of African Ancestry, Inc., who will present live a genealogy of two audience members; and two-time Emmy nominee Judge Glenda Hatchett, whose career includes success as an attorney, judge, author, television star, and board member for three For-tune 500 companies.

Major sponsors of the Fifth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference include United Water, Carrie Concessions, Inc., University of Miami Women and Gender Studies Program, Law Office of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks LLC, Avenue of the Arts Executive Suites, Florida Power & Light, AXA Advisors, LLC, and Ruth’s List Florida, Inc. The WOCEC is planned by a committee of com-munity volunteers serving un-der the direction of the con-ference’s three co-founding wo-men’s organizations: The Links, Incorporated (North Broward County, FL Chapter); Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Broward County Alumnae Chapter); and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (Zeta Rho Omega Chapter). For information about the WOCEC, visit the website at www.SouthFloridaWomenOfColor.com or call Kathy Eggleston at (954) 768-9770.

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