On May 9, 2018 and again on May 21, 2019 and October 1, 2020, hundreds of women and men attended #WhatWomenBring with emcee Octavia Mitchell, WCBD News 2 TV anchor, and a panel of women leaders who are changing the face of women in business across 10+ industries. The positive energy of the audience was incredible at all three events!
If you were unable to attend but wanted to, you might be interested in our #WWB email series. Each month, one of our honorees or headliner shares her perspective about how she succeeded despite the odds stacked against women and/or minorities, how you can succeed despite those odds, or something else close to her heart.
Every #WWB post has been inspirational and thought-provoking. To give you an idea, our inaugural 2018 #WWB editions included:
DR. RESHMA KHAN 2018 #WWB healthcare honoree | How she overcame obstacles and followed her dream
MARY JO ROMEO 2018 #WWB professional svcs. honoree | How to remodel your mindset so you can take the next leap in your career
MARIBEL ACOSTA 2018 #WWB arts & culture honoree | How to use art to open minds toward change & create diversity in our society
DR. PATRICIA WILLIAMS LESSANE 2018 #WWB nonprofit honoree | How intersectionality is affecting black women today... and what we can do to help them
MARY BETH WESTMORELAND 2018 #WWB business honoree | The gender discrimination she has faced in her career, and the two most effective ways she has found to fight it
CAROLYN MURRAY 2018 #WWB media honoree | Why she abandoned her pursuit of career success... and what she traded it for
LATISHA VAUGHN 2018 #WWB education honoree | How she learned to listen to her own voice... and what happened when she did
THE COCKTAIL BANDITS PART 1 2018 #WWB hospitality honoree | What it was like for the Cocktail Bandits' Taneka Reaves to be a minority in a sea of white... and how she set out to change it
LAVANDA BROWN 2018 #WWB host | Why she does the work of social justice, and how a simple children's song from her past still inspires her to keep up the fight
LAVANDA BROWN 2018 #WWB host | In a special March edition, LaVanda announced our 2019 #WWB honorees and gave us the inside scoop
THE COCKTAIL BANDITS PART 2 2018 #WWB hospitality honoree | The Cocktail Bandits' Johnny Caldwell (the other half of the bandit duo) on how to grow your own business from the seed of an idea
OCTAVIA MITCHELL 2018 #WWB emcee | How she transformed her life from a childhood spent in financial poverty (but spiritual richness) to her success and impact on young people today
This series is exclusively for #WWB attendees but if you plan to attend our NEXT What Women Bring event in 2021, contact us to be added to our email list for this series.
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