Atlanta Saturday Seminars

BWe Saturday Seminars

August 11, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Your Book is the New Business Card
Speaker: Ardre Orie, CEO of 13th and Joan

Have you ever wondered what separates you from the crowd?  Is there a story inside of your soul that you want to tell the world?  Do you want to inspire others by sharing your personal testimony?

Whether as a business owner or everyday hero, your ability to tell your story is the key to unlocking your success.  Adding the title “Author” to your name gives you access to an elite group, recognized as leaders and experts.

Join CEO of 13th and Joan, Ardre Orie as she gives valuable advice on building your brand with a book, learning the career industry of writing, obtaining celebrity endorsements for your content, building your following and much more!

Winning in the Workplace in the Wake of #METoo: Standing Up to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying for Employees and Entrepreneurs
Speaker: M Reese

  1. Reese Everson is an attorney, sexual harassment expert and Founder of B.A.B.E.S in the Workplace (Beautiful. Ambitious. Brilliant. EntrepreneuHERs.)
  2. Reese Everson inspires and educates women on how to address the challenge of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and workplace bullying from an attorney’s perspective, and provides them the tools to empower themselves to succeed despite this reality of the workplace. Attorney Reese shares her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated work culture and how she learned to stand up for herself in the face of sexual advances in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. Join Attorney Reese as we discuss the strategic tools necessary for navigating the workplace to as a B.A.B.E. — Beautiful. Ambitious. Brilliant. EntrepreneuHER — who wants to thrive in her career without compromising her morals, values and integrity.

9 Holes, 9 Goals
Speaker: Patrina King

Educating women entrepreneurs and corporate employees on how to use golf to improve networking capabilities, develop leadership skills and participate in corporate sponsored events and annual functions.


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Bosses in Heels: Women in Media and Entrepreneurship

This session will discuss the barriers African American women face within this career and how aspiring women can succeed in this popular yet male dominated industry.

Money Making Conversations: Learn How to Make Money with Your Brand
Hosted by Rushion McDonald

Join Writer, Producer, Branding Architect, Entrepreneur and Baker, Rushion McDonald in a conversation about entrepreneurship and entertainment.  He provides the consumer and business owner access to information through an easy to read “Money Making Conversations” success guide that discusses career planning, motivation and how to lead a balanced life.

Rushion McDonald is a corporate executive-turned-comedian, Two-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer, sitcom writer, comedian, host of Money Making Conversations radio show, Ambassador for Perfect Bake Scale, mentor, father, social media specialist and much more. Rushion McDonald is recognized throughout the entertainment industry for his successes in producing top television shows and hit movies, in addition to being the architect in building the Steve Harvey global media brand. McDonald’s list of production credits includes television’s Family Feud, The Jamie Foxx Show and Sister, Sister, Steve Harvey Talk Show, Evidence of Innocence and the films Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too.

Finding Your Wakanda: Family Trees, Tribes and Roots
Presented by African Ancestry
Speaker: Dr. Gina Paige is the pioneer of ancestry tracing using DNA to reconnect people to their African tribal and country roots.  Company Co-Founder Dr. Gina Paige explores the important role that identity plays in the holistic wellness of Black people today and how DNA can be used as a tool to empower us through knowledge of self.

In a lively, interactive exchange, Paige explores family trees, DNA and the cultural and historical nuances that provoke new thought on who we are in today’s America.  Participants are invited to ask questions, share experienced and take the first step to finding their Wakanda!

Self-Care for Freedom Fighters
Presented by GirlTrek
Speakers: Ebony Andrews and Jeanine Abraham

Throughout a woman’s life cycle, she needs many supports to be her best physical self.  Are you heart healthy? At your optimal weight? Concerned about menopause? Or just wanting to nip and tuck or lift it up! You have questions, we have answers about the many facets of womanhood.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

RISE Above: An Intimate Conversation on Sex and Loving Yourself with Lamman Rucker and Angela Robinson
Presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition
Speakers: Lamman Rucker, Angela Robinson, Sheri Riley and Tracy Jones

Through a fun-filled, interactive session of music, conversation and fun, OWN Network stars Angela Robinson and Lamman Rucker will join sexual health expert, Tracy Jones and empowerment powerhouse Sheri Riley for an afternoon of “sistah-talk” …women of color coming together to educate themselves on sexual health and to empower themselves to holistically love themselves to make educated and empowered decisions about sex and loving relationships!

Atlanta: Movie & Music PitchFest: How to Break Through the Movie and Music Business Red Tape
Speakers: Glenn Jones, Marianne Eggleston, Gene Culver and many more!

The 2018 MQE Movie and Music PitchFest panelists will share their expertise to provide Content Creators in-depth feedback with real-world learning experiences on How to Break Through the Movie and Music Business Red Tape to gain success in film, music, television, writing, acting etc. Attendees get to participate in face-to-face meet and greets and have an opportunity to network with the panelists, producers and other invited executives.

Women Who Run It!

Prominent group of Black Women who hold high positions in the local Atlanta market (i.e. Mayor, Judge, Chief Clerk, CEO, etc.)  The ladies on this panel will speak on successes and failures during their careers, what drives them to do their job daily, women’s rights within the workplace and much more.

***Seminar Schedules Subject to Change without Notice***

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