Nearly 800 attendees of the Black Enterprise 7th Annual Women of Power Summit emerged refreshed and energized after the four-day event at the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes in Orlando.
A team of top tier business owners, executives, entrepreneurs and pioneers in the black community became a hands-on source for women focusing on life-changing tools and professional enrichment.
Organizers said Feb. 15 event began with a networking and shopping extravaganza hosted by Macy’s for women to unwind and prepare for the Women of Power Legacy Awards Dinner.
Trailblazers who redefined industry standards with their groundbreaking achievements were saluted during an evening reception, including singer and activist Dionne Warwick, veteran broadcast journalist Carole Simpson, baseball hall of famer Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel Robinson, Brandeis University professor of social policy, law and women’s studies Anita Hill and fashion designer and creator of Amsale Design Group Amsale Aberra.
Attendees were treated to networking workshops to sharpen their current skills, develop health management strategies, investment techniques and gain knowledge for possible career changes from experts and life coaches.
Among the highlights were a concert featuring R&B singer Eric Benet and a spring fashion show hosted by Star Jones.