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Women of Prince George’s Hosts Ninth Annual Women’s Conference

Women of Prince George’s, the premier resource for entrepreneurs and business women in Greater Prince George’s County, is hosting its ninth Annual Women’s Conference – “Becoming your Exceptional self through Vision and Strategy”. The event is on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m. at the Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville, Maryland.

NBC Washington Journalist, Veronica Johnson, will kick-off the full-day event as emcee. States Attorney Aisha Braveboy will provide remarks sharing the importance of organizations like Women of Prince Georges, and that attendees should take advantage of resources and connections to be made in the Prince George’s County Community. Professional women will be represented across multiple industries: finance, education, entertainment, nonprofit, health, government, transportation and more.

Morning speakers include:

  • Bershan Shaw, International Motivational Speaker and Author
  • Molly Gimmel, Former National Board Chair at National Association of Women Business

Owners (NAWBO)

  • Marcia Dyson, Political Strategist, Activist and Writer
  • Monica Goldson, Interim CEO at Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Monique Rose, CEO and Owner at Milk & Honey, Catch 22 Restaurants

After the morning sessions, Kaiser Health will provide an informational segment on women’s health. The event will then transition to its exclusive coffee talk panel, featuring five change makers in their respective industries. Panelists include:

  • Michelle Rice, General Manager at TV One
  • Melonie Ducre Johnson, President and COO at MGM National Harbor
  • Tamara Hush Lee, Owner of HUSH Boutique, Celebrity Stylist

Bershan Shaw and Monique Rose are also panelist. A Q&A session will immediately follow. During lunch, attendees will engage in high-level networking among speakers, board members, and fellow attendees. Four door prizes will also be raffled at this time. Immediately following, Jennifer Jones, President and CEO at KJ International Strategic Business Solutions will emcee the Community Leaders Awards. Seven women from organizations including Pepco, The Arc Prince George’s County, and more, will be honored for their commitment and impact in developing the Prince George’s County community. Later in the afternoon, speakers Johnetta Hardy, Executive Director at Bowie State University Entrepreneurship Academy and Sharon Pinder, President and CEO at Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, will lead sessions.

“In our ninth year, Women of Prince George’s is proud to continue growing and making a difference in the professional careers of women”, said Stephanie Bolton James, co-founder of Women of Prince George’s. “Between our stellar speakers, outstanding community leaders, and enthused emcees, this year’s event will be one of our best to date. Don’t miss out!”

Register for the conference @ www.womenofpg.com

They aspire to educate women, which strengthens families and builds communities, thus, increasing economic position as a global leader.

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