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Feature in Vision and Purpose Magazine – September 2020

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 Inspiring Our Community Podcast

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

Webinar – A Guide to Setting Pre-Teens Up for Success – Sept. 17, 2020

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.

Virtual Book Launch – Courageous Enough to Launch

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 

 

PEP Webinar – White Parents, Let’s Talk: Doing Our Part to End Racism

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.

Speak Black Woman Showcase

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!

Black Speakers Network – Speaker Spotlight Series – July 1, 2020

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

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)

Survey: Growing Up While Black

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.

Speaking Engagement with Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

I am looking forward to spending time with members of Jack & Jill Inc. on November 23 at their Southern Cluster meeting to speak about parent-child communication in “Do You Hear Me? Staying Connecting in these Times of Chaos.”