The 6th WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT SYMPOSIUM, Loving From The Inside Out 2014, was a success!
The presenters for the full day symposium, held at New World Landing, were Dr. Kelli T. Wells, Dir. of the Dept. of Health in Duval County, Carolyn East, National Evangelist, and Ordained Elder at Apostolic Overcoming Church of God, Inc., Robin Reshard, Filmmaker, Robert Robino Productions and LaTonja Muhammad Ali, Entertainment Executive, CEO of Celebrity Cause, Inc.
The Women of Courage Awards luncheon held that afternoon, featured the very talented, Jevetta Steele a 2008 Woman of Courage honoree. She is a member of the musical family The Steele’s and an Academy Award-nominee for her performance of “Calling You” from the movie “Bagdad Café.” She amazed the audience with her story and songs of betrayal, love and redemption. Jacqueline Olive and Mikaela Anderson shared a powerfully moving original poem “For Women Who Do Not Speak” that brought a standing ovation and tears to the eyes of the audience.
The awards luncheon was masterfully hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies, Mamie Webb Hixon, a noted grammarian and assistant professor at UWF. The Woman of Courage awards were presented by Deborah Watts to seven well deserving women, in honor of Mamie Till Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till. The 2014 Woman of Courage awardees were:
At the close of a very full day, some of the comments heard from the attendees were; “What a beautiful day”, “I am “inspired”, connected and empowered”, “This should happen each month”, “It was Awesome”, “I feel so honored and loved”, “I was moved beyond belief”, “I was truly blessed and cannot stop talking about it”, “All of those fabulous women fortified me for what I faced when I got home, Nothing happens by chance”. Now, judging by the comments, the sharing, caring, joy, tears and embraces, this heartwarming and intimate symposium and awards luncheon was a successful and amazing expression of spirit, compassion and love!