Women from all walks of life packed the Stafford Centre on Friday for a day of empowerment and inspiration as motivational speaker, author, and Women Who P.U.S.H.! Founder CleRenda McGrady hosted the 2nd Annual P.U.S.H.! Empowerment Experience.
The day of self-discovery, themed Reclaim Your Destiny, was the place to be for women ready to unpack the baggage of the past and step into their futures.
McGrady was inspired to launch the organization in 2015 to empower other women to push beyond their limitations, fears and insecurities after taking her own journey of self-discovery.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away,” she shared.
She challenged women to be bold and to take action to “Claim Your Name” and “Speak Life” into your dreams through interactive empowerment experiences throughout the day.
During the Girlfriend Power Chat, McGrady sat down with an inspiring panel of women, including Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, Yolanda Adams; entrepreneur and author, Theresa Roemer; TV producer and activist, Jacquelyn Aluotto; and motivational speaker, Tomeka Holyfield to glean wisdom and insights on their personal journeys.
Some of the inspiring takeaways from the Girlfriend Power Chat included:
Each of you is pregnant with something; someone is waiting on you to deliver. ~ CleRenda McGrady
Surround yourself with midwives, people that understand, inspire, encourage and believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself. ~ CleRenda McGrady
What if I fail; but what if I fly. ~ CleRenda McGrady
When we look back over our lives, often we don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we have overcome. ~ Yolanda Adams
Get rid of the struggle mentality. Let your words start to frame your foundation and your attitude. ~ Yolanda Adams
I would rather deal with the pain of discipline rather than the pain of regret. ~ Tomeka Holyfield
The only person standing in the way of your success is you. There is a time to cry, a time to weep, but then there is a time to put on your big girl panties. ~ Theresa Roemer
The painful things in my life helped me to be stronger.~ Theresa Roemer
Jacquelyn Aluotto, founder of the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) Project shared her burning desire to find a solution to corruption in the world and talked about the documentaries she has produced to raise awareness on various societal issues, including homelessness, poverty and human sex trafficking.
The event also featured empowering insights from Lindsay Clark, Jan Hargrove, Verenda Hodge, Lereca Monik, entertainment from comedian, Amanda Hebert, and awarding of the inaugural P.U.S.H award, a $2,500 scholarship given to deserving women in need of support to take their dreams to the next level.
To find out about upcoming Women Who P.U.S.H! Empowerment events, visit www.womenwhopush.com.