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Women of Color Empowerment Conference is kicking off with a “Night of Laughter” and you are invited

Angela Rye

Angela Rye

Women of Color Empowerment Conference is kicking off with a “Night of Laughter” and you are invited

By Arri Henry

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Women of Color Empowerment Conference was rescheduled to October 20-22.  The much anticipated conference will kick off with a comedy show on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 hosted by funny-man Sherman Golden, an actor and writer known from BET’s Comicview, Laffapalooza and The Pizzaman. In addition to Sherman, attendees will also enjoy three other hilarious comics :Kiana Dancie, Deno Posey and Mrs. V.  The evening is sure to be a treat and a perfect night for “stress relief” following the recent storm. The event is well suited for couples, single individuals, as well as a “girls’ night out.  There will be a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. in honor of Florida Memorial University, the only historically Black University in South Florida.

The Saturday, Oct. 21 Conference Day is completely sold out but to join the waitlist for the conference, persons can call the Women of Color Empowerment Institute at (954) 900-3494.  There will be a full day of empowering speakers and panels.

On Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, the conference will conclude with the “Spirit of Sisterhood” breakfast with the dynamic Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst.  Tickets can be purchased for all events online at  The breakfast will start at 8:30 a.m.

The three-day conference is hosted by the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc., in conjunction with several community organizations such as: The Links Incorporated (North Broward County Chapter and Fort Lauderdale Chapter); Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The goal of the conference is to enhance and expand leadership by women of color.

The theme of the conference is “Building Relationships… Uniting Leaders”.

Federal, state and local leaders from all over the nation will be in attendance at the 7th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference. The event will take place at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla..

Get your tickets now for the Comedy Show and Spirit of Sisterhood breakfast at  All proceeds from the event will benefit the not-for-profit organization Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc. and support the numerous free activities that take place throughout the year and its mentorship programs. YOU ARE INVITED!


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