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The 2011 Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference Tells Women To Put Self First

The 2011 Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference Tells Women   To  Put Self First

Women will learn the edict: “put self first” to attain greater health, career success and overall well-being at the Seventh Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference, May 11–12.

This year’s conference, “Reset: Sustaining Women for 21st Century Leadership,” offers best practices to help women achieve better personal and professional sustainability. Conference dialogue will address how society’s assignment of gender roles on women, combined with today’s tough economic environment, has led to:

Globally, 23% of women executives and professionals say they feel “super-stressed.” (Roper Starch Worldwide Survey)

Women more stressed at work are more likely to have a heart attack or other forms of heart disease. (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)

Two-thirds of American families with children now rely on a woman’s earnings for a significant portion of their family’s income. (Center for American Progress)

Meagan Good, Pooch Hall Storm Clark-Atlanta Campus to promote TriStar Pictures Jumping the Broom

Meagan Good, Pooch Hall Storm Clark-Atlanta Campus to promote TriStar Pictures Jumping the Broom

Yesterday, actors Meagan Good and Pooch Hall visited the campus of Clark-Atlanta University in support of their upcoming TriStar Pictures film JUMPING THE BROOM. Over 500 students came out to catch a glimpse of the starlets, whose presence caused a near riot on campus and a trending topic on Twitter. After participating in a college press conference and signing hundreds of autographs (in the hot sun!), Meagan and Pooch headed over to STRIP Atlantic Station, where they broke bread with a lively group of reporters. The two ended the day at a special college screening of JUMPING THE BROOM. “That was actually my first time seeing it,” said Pooch.

Drum Major for Justice Awards Honors Shirley Sherrod and Jasmine Guy

Drum Major for Justice Awards Honors Shirley Sherrod and Jasmine Guy

The 32 Annual Drum Major for Justice Awards Dinner pays tribute to present day “Drum Majors” – individuals who have made major contributions advancing the social justice cause in their respective fields.   Held on Monday April 4 at 6 PM in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his assassination, the dinner will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

The Drum Major for Justice Award is named after an historic phrase in one of Dr. King’s speeches. In that speech, Dr.

JERMAINE DUPRI LAUNCH OF GLOBAL 14 IN ATLANTA

JERMAINE DUPRI  LAUNCH OF GLOBAL 14  IN ATLANTA

Super producer-turned-Internet entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri celebrated the launch of his new social network, Global14.com, this Saturday, April 2 in Atlanta at Compound (1008 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta GA 30318).

Designed and developed by Dupri, Global14.com is an online community where "real networking" and dialogue takes place. 3GM, your favorite girls on the Mic had a chance to speak to him about Global14. Here’s what he had to say. “Global 14 was created because of the increasing trend of  social notifying’ versus social networking.....Read more...

GCPD Awarded “2010 Statewide DUI Agency of the Year” by Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers

GCPD Awarded “2010 Statewide DUI Agency of the Year” by Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers

Gwinnett County, Ga.--  (submitted by Gwinnett Police PIO)  Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.) awarded the Gwinnett County Police Department DUI Task Force the “2010 Statewide DUI Agency of the Year” award. This award was presented to the DUI Task Force at the 7th Annual Golden Shield Banquet in Atlanta. This was achieved through dedication and hard work from the officers assigned to the task force and was selected over several other well respected agencies throughout the state.

M.A.D.D.

Hair Dish: A Hair Care & Shopping Experience With Jane Carter

Hair Dish: A Hair Care & Shopping Experience With Jane Carter

Join Whole Foods and Jane Carter for an evening of all things hair care!

Jane Carter of Jane Carter Solutions will be at Whole Foods Market Buckhead to talk about her product line, greet-and-meet with guests and present live demonstrations of hair care maintenance styling and tips!

I recently purchased their Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner and I'm loving it!  This event will be held on April 6th from 6:30-8:00pm

 

Female Success Factor: A Celebration of Successful Women Living Their Dreams

Female Success Factor: A Celebration of Successful Women Living Their Dreams

I got an awesome invite that I wanted to share with the ever ambitious women of Atlanta.  Lately I've been attending uplifting and inspiring affairs!  The kind that let you network and mingle with like minded individuals!  

In honor of National Women's History Month, the Steed Society Inc. and Rolling Out Magazine present Female Success Factor: A Celebration of Successful Women Living Their Dreams. The panel will feature a dynamic group of female entrepreneurs, corporate executives, entertainers and innovators who will set the stage for a day of inspiration, motivation and intimate panel conversation on Saturday, March 26, 2011, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center.

There are many issues women face as we try to balance life with work and fulfilling our dreams.