Join Us in Celebrating and Honoring Eight of the Community's Most Accomplished, Talented and Creative Entrepreneurial Women at our Fourth Annual Women of Achievement Breakfast, Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Our 2013 Women of Achievement represent a combination of professional and personal success that only a few men or women achieve in a lifetime. Without exception, the lives of these women represent the kind of examples that give meaning to the words "role models."
They are among the professions of Lawyers, Consultants, Funeral Home Directors, Financial Planners, Restaurant owners and operators, Florists, Hair Care Professionals, and Travel Agency owners.
They are single, wives, mothers and community leaders who always find time to give back to their community. Their lives will be on display at this event.
Many of these entrepreneurial women are in their second and third careers, having achieved as in previous capacities which is testament to their hunger for success that sent them back to the career buffet to feast again and rise to the successes they are.
They are achievers in a world that places new barriers of discouragement in the paths of those who choose success. The lesson to be learned from these women is that you can have success, and barriers like discrimination, poverty, undereducated, or simply for being a woman, getting knocked down, you can overcome by going around or going over to gain your success.
This year's honorees include Dr. Gerda Govine of G. Govine Consulting, Sam Yarborough of Fantasy Tours, Carolyn Roddy of Pampered Lady Florist, Debra Raney of Park Bench Deli and Courtyard Cafe, Attorney Marlene Cooper of the Law Offices of Marlene Cooper, Gail Valentine Taylor of Woods Valentine Mortuary, Arnetta Tolley of Edward Jones Financial, and Katy Townsend of Katie's Beauty Salon.
The Keynote speaker is Judge Mablean Ephriam, well known as Madea's court judge, who portrays a strict and stern judge character.
Dr. Pamela Short Powell, former Superintendent of Schools for Oklahoma City and Inglewood Unified School District, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Invocation by Minister, Dr. Rosie Milligan.
Entertainment includes Blues entertainer, Brother Yusef.