NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACK ENTERPRISE will welcome presidential candidate Kamala Harris to the Women of Power Summit, the nation's No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 1,200 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from around the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place Feb. 28–March 3, 2019, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
This announcement comes just one month after the official launch of her presidential campaign. She joins high-ranking, powerful speakers including Stacey Abrams, Valerie Jarrett, Lisa Wardell, Tracey Travis, Cynthia Marshall, Carolynn Johnson, Symone Sanders, and many more. In a conversation with Star Jones, Senator Harris will talk about "The Truths We Hold," and the hopes she harbors as she steps into the biggest race of her storied career.
"We are thrilled that Sen. Kamala Harris has joined our incredible lineup of speakers. As the first black woman to run for president since Shirley Chisolm almost 50 years ago, the Women of Power Summit is the perfect stop on her campaign," says Chief Brand Officer of the Women of Power Summit Caroline V. Clarke. "Many of the women who attend the Summit have long supported her. Many more are eager to know her and where she stands on the issues that matter most to us."
The Women of Power Summit will also recognize women making outstanding impact, achievement, and leadership in their fields at the annual Legacy Awards dinner. This year's recipients are Chaka Khan: singer, songwriter, actor, and activist; Cynthia Marshall: CEO, Dallas Mavericks; Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie: 10th Episcopal District AME Church; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker.
Confirmed speakers and awardees include:
Chaka Khan, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Activist
Cynthia Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District AME Church
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
Kamala Harris, 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidate
Pam El, Former CMO, NBA; PKE Global Services
Ann M. Fudge, Vice Chairman, Senior Independent Director, Unilever
Angelina Darrisaw, Founder, C-Suite Coach
Stacey Abrams, Founder, Fair Fight Action
Mahisha Dellinger, Founder & CEO, Curls Beauty Brands
Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor, Obama Administration
Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
Carolynn Johnson, Chief Operations Officer, DiversityInc
Evita Robinson, Founder, Nomadness Travel Tribe
Elisa Leary, VP, Human Resources, Macy's
Symone D. Sanders, Political Commentator, CNN
Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder & CEO, Landit
Lisa Wardell, President & CEO, Adtalem Global Education
Shellye Archambeau, Board Director, Verizon & Nordstrom
The Women of Power Summit will host more than 1,200 women attendees who will engage in three immersive days of executive development sessions and activities designed to train, equip, and encourage industry leadership, career strategies, and effective peak-performance and work-life balance techniques. Topics will include "Moving Up the Ladder: How to Make Sure You're Included in the Succession Plan," "Are You Board-ready," and classes such as executive and financial coaching and many more.
The host sponsor of the 2019 Women of Power Summit is ADP. Presenting sponsors include Accenture, AT&T, Dell, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Prudential, Toyota, and Walmart. Platinum sponsors are AARP, Georgia-Pacific/Koch, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Macy's; and Corporate sponsors are Apple, Bank of America, Dow, Estée Lauder, FedEx, Google, MGM, and Southwest.
The Summit begins Thursday, Feb, 28 and concludes Sunday, March 3. To register and find out more information, visit www.blackenterprise.com/wps and follow @BlackEnterprise on Twitter.
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