Women of Color Leaders Unite for Second Annual Leadership Conference
Submitted by Joe Ann Fletcher
CORAL SPRING, FL – South Florida Women of Color community leaders met on Saturday, August 11, 2012 for the 2nd Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference. The leadership conference was held at the newly built Urban League of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The theme for the conference was “Building Relationships Uniting Leaders.” The conference featured presentations from top leaders in the fields of health care, law, corporate, government, non-profits, communications and technology. Speakers included were Dr. Germaine Baugh, president of the Urban League; Debi Harris, CEO of the Women’s Fund of Miami; Danielle Knox, host of Lifetime Television Show “The Balancing Act”; Dr. Brenda Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections; Shirlyon McWhorter; former Miami-Dade County Court Judge, Attorney Michele Stocker; Pauline Grant, CEO of North Broward Medical Center and many others.
The conference focused on educating and motivating dynamic Women of Color to more effectively lead organizations; launch effective campaigns and take full advantage of technology in today’s marketplace. There were various concurrent seminars throughout the day. This year, the conference luncheon speaker was nationally recognized speaker Xernona Clayton, president/CEO of the Trumpet Awards. Ms. Clayton is a former executive of Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta.
Conference members also enjoyed famous jazz artist Simone (daughter of Nina Simone) performed during the luncheon. The day ended with an inspirational presentation from Judy Smith, America’s #1 Crisis Management Expert and the inspiration behind the hit television show “Scandal.” The conference drew federal, state, local leaders and Florida Supreme Court Justice, Peggy Quince.
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