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Minority Women Executives to Network and Learn Career Success Strategies at BLACK ENTERPRISE Leadership Event Hosted by State Farm[R] Beginning February 23 in Orlando.

More Than 700 Participants Expected to Attend the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Hosted by State Farm ([R] )

NEW YORK -- BLACK ENTERPRISE will kick off its sixth annual Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm([R]) on February 23, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. The four-day event, which will attract more than 700 participants, is a unique forum where women can network, share experiences, and learn career advancement strategies from industry leaders.

This year's conference highlights:

* A One-on-One Conversation featuring former track star Marion Jones and ESPN SportsCenter Co-Host Sage Steele. Marion will discuss the transformation of her championship career, the steroid scandal, and how she has reclaimed her life.

* Inspirational keynotes aimed to help participants embrace the future, reclaim a positive outlook, and re-awaken career ambitions from Bishop Barbara C. Harris, Retired Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Presiding Prelate, Thirteenth Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church.

* The Women of Power Concert & Dinner featuring entertainment from eight-time Grammy[R] Award nominee Fantasia.

* The Women of Power Legacy Awards honoring former model Bethann Hardison, modeling agent, writer, and founder of Bethann Management Company Inc.; Ntozake Shange, acclaimed American playwright and poet; Bishop Barbara C. Harris, Retired Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts; and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.

Sessions at this year's Women of Power Summit include:

The Art of Execution: Mastering the Discipline of Getting It Done How to Build a Winning Team Managing the Risks and Rewards of Social Media Managing Your Emotions at Work The Unspoken Truth: Image Control Reinventing the Job You Have Resume Triage The Undercover Overachiever: Getting the Recognition You Deserve

Additional speakers include Harriette Cole, president & creative director, Harriette Cole Media; Dr. Robin Smith, psychologist and motivational speaker; Paula Madison, EVP, Diversity & Chief Diversity Officer, NBC Universal; and Debra Langford, vice president, Inclusion and Business Diversity, NBC Universal.

For more information or to register for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm([R]), visit Presenting sponsors include EMC2, Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi, Quaker, and Tropicana. Platinum sponsors include Abbott Vascular, AT&T, Continental Airlines, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Intel, Macy's, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Sony, Toyota, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo. Corporate Partners include, Google, Hilton Worldwide, PepsiCo, Smirnoff,and Visit Orlando.

Press inquiries should be directed to Andrew Wadium at or 212-886-9598.

BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 4 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BLACK ENTERPRISE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. Visit for more information about African American business leaders, personal finance, career advancement and small business. BLACK ENTERPRISE means Wealth for Life.
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Date:Feb 15, 2011
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