I was thrilled to be featured in Vision and Purpose Magazine along with 20 other women entrepreneurs, including powerhouse speaker and coach, Quinn Conyers, founder of Speak Black Woman.  Vision and Purpose founders, Dr. Sharon Porter and Karen MConnell-Jones captured powerful and inspirational stories that I know you’ll want to see.  Here is the article about me and my work at The Parenting 411:

 

If you would like to grab a digital or print copy of this very special edition, visit http://www.vanpmagazine.com.

Vision & Purpose Podcast
Don’t miss this evening’s special edition of the Vision & Purpose Inspiring Our Community Podcast. The hosts, Karen McConnell-Jones and Dr. Sharon Porter will interview Quinn Conyers, Founder, and members of Speak Black Woman. I’ll be interviewed at 7 PM. Listen in at https://www.facebook.com/vandpmagazine

The Tutoring Club of McLean is hosting the upcoming webinar, Study Secrets:  A Guide to Setting Children Up for Success.  I, along with other panelists, will share homework and study tips for parents of middle schoolers.  Join us on September 17 at 7 PM EST. Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9615985882699/WN_GcProVd1RfeTh44IV5bAMA.

The Parenting Encouragement Program presents the fourth webinar in its Critical Topics In Parenting series.  This session will feature Parent Educator and Consultant, Carol Muleta, along with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Linda McGhee as they explore how awareness of race evolves in children and how parents can be intentional in shaping their outlook and instilling an appreciation for diversity.  Parents will walk with tips for creating diversity in their children’s life experiences and strategies for helping children confidently and capably navigate in diverse settings.  Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 8 PM EST.   This event is free, just register here:    https://pepparentonline.org/p/cultivating-racial-and-cultural-awareness-in-children

I am pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the dynamic volume, Courageous Enough to Launch:  Stories and Strategies of Everyday Women Who Faced Their Fears To Launch and Grow Thriving Businesses.  You will be so inspired by this anthology of riveting stories shared by bold women entrepreneurs (including me!) who stepped out in faith to build their dream businesses.  The book comes off the press on Sept. 15 and we’ll host a virtual launch starting September 21 – 25.  Join the celebration and meet the authors!  Register here:  http://www.courageousbooklaunch.com #CETL #courageouswomen #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneurs 

 

The Parenting Encouragement Program presents a timely, enlightening webinar featuring noted speaker, author, and anti-racism activist, Karen Fleshman.  She will make the case that there is a lot that white parents can do to join forces with parents raising non-white children in ending racism and promoting diversity and inclusion.  I look forward to moderating the breakout and Q & A sessions.  Join us on Monday, August 24 at 8 PM EST.  This powerful event is free, but you need to register here:  https://pepparentonline.org/p/white-parents-lets-talk.

I am so excited to be part of the Speak Black Woman Showcase.  Catch us on July 22 from 4  to 7 PM EST.  This will be an invigorating event featuring  Black women entrepreneurs sharing how they serve.  You don’t want to miss the gems that will be dropped by these dynamic speakers.  If you want to be in the room, join the Facebook Group now: Speak Black Woman.

See you then!

I am so excited to be featured in the Black Speakers Network (BSN) Spotlight on Wednesday, July 1 at 3 PM EST. I’ll be sharing three essential keys to being present in your child’s life, even while building your business! After this powerful presentation, you will know how to be attuned to your child. Eliminate frustration and distraction. It’s time to be present. I’ll show you how. #showup #bepresent

AWE Summit 2020

I am so excited to be part of this phenomenal gathering of powerhouse women in business. Awesome Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has assembled an amazing lineup of speakers and vendors who will enlighten attendees about communication, branding, sales, speaking for profit, health & wellness and so much more. It’s all happening on Thursday, Match 12 at Marymount University’s Ballston Center. Get your tickets here: https://awesomewomen.org/calendar/awe-summit-2020/  
Awesome Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Our children are enduring racial slurs, offensive gestures, violent attacks, race-related bullying, and over-policing.  We have been horrified over the last decade by escalating instances of violence against Black men and boys, often at the hands of law enforcement.  Over the last 3 years, we are seeing rampant hostility towards Black boys AND girls in businesses, neighborhoods, and school systems.  Some cynics may say “What’s new?”  Well, a lot is new and I want hear from parents.

If you are raising a Black daughter or son, I would love to hear your thoughts on what it’s like “Growing Up While Black” today. I am working on a multimedia project that is centered on this topic. Please click here to complete a short, confidential questionnaire: https://forms.gle/9jEtvSj8KXtCguA6A.