Photo Caption: Vera Moore (left) and participants at 9th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
By Vera Moore, president/CEO of Vera Moore, EM Beauty & More columnist
I joined women from all over the country for an informative and uplifting time of networking at the 9th Annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, held Feb. 26 – March 1 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Executive Leadership Conference began with a warm welcome from Earl G. Graves Jr., president/CEO of Black Enterprise, who encouraged all women, in essence, to realize our power, stay the course and not only to move forward but go higher.
The networking was amazing and the break-out sessions informative and empowering.
The theme of this year’s event “Embrace Your Power, The Moment is Now,” provided the foundation for a number of informative breakout sessions ranging from “How to Close the Deal” to “Play to Win.”
I can’t single out one session over another as a standout, because they were all terrific.
One of the highlights from the event included a One-to-One Conversation Breakfast with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, moderated by Sonia Alleyn, multi-media editor director of Black Enterprise and co- editorial director of the Women of Power Summit. Ever’s shared her story and some of the heart- wrenching experiences she and her husband encountered. What a legacy!
We also enjoyed an insightful session called “Breakfast of Champions: One- on One with Venus Williams: Come to Win!” Williams was interviewed by Carolyn Graves, executive editor of Black Enterprise, host of the Black Enterprise Business Report and co- editorial director of the Women of Power Summit.
Williams spoke about her many challenges in the tennis world and shared a beautiful description of her relationship with her sister. I love to hear black women loving each other, keeping their eyes on the prize against all odds. She has a great sense of humor and kept everyone in the room laughing. It was wonderful!
This is the 8th year I have attended the Summit and every year when I leave, I say to myself, “the Women’s Power Summit can’t get any better,” but it does.
The four-day summit was an awesome event. I left inspired and Empowered!
I give the event a MooreFabulous thumbs-up and encourage any woman who works in the corporate arena or owns a business, to make plans to attend next year.
About Vera Moore
Vera Moore is president/CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics, a successful, family-owned make-up and skin care company. VMC is an affordable premium brand of skincare and color cosmetics anchored in the mantra that “Skincare is the true foundation.” A former actress on the soap opera, Another World, Moore took a step of faith in 1979 to launch her cosmetics company in response to a need for quality ethnic make-up products. Her cosmetics and make-up line is inside of Duane Reade’s Look Boutique in New York and in select Walgreen across the country, including Walgreens at 5200 Westheimer in Houston, Texas 77056. For more information, visit http://veramoorecosmetics.com.