The mission of SHE’S Empowered (Sisters Helping Encourage Sisters) is to uplift women in mind, body and spirit. Women who have overcome tremendous odds due to suffering chronic disease, foreclosure, job losses, domestic violence, divorce, and or other setbacks are provided with tools, tips and testimonies from professionals and survivors during our annual conference, workshops and classes. Our vision is to promote healthy life styles for women and girls to live empowered personally. In addition, we advocate for lupus awareness.
SHE’S Empowered will be celebrating its 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference Butterfly Bash on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Past program details below:
Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Winder Inn, Detroit MI 48201
Mistress of Ceremonies – Ramona Prater, Author of In the Pink
Featured speakers: Versandra Kennebrew, Author; Holistic Life Coach; Kalyn Risker, Founder/Executive Director of Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE); and Sharon Harris, Public Relations at Lupus Alliance of America, Michigan Indiana Affiliate; and Nikki Grandberry, Former News Anchor, Out Reach Worker, S.H.A.P.E.
Entertainment: Comedienne “Coco” on-air radio personality, WJLB FM 98; the Soulful Poet Omari Barksdale, Detroit’s Echoverse Grand Slam Champion; The Inspirational Myriah Burton and Isis Dance Troupe Founded by Dee Watkins…A Portion of the proceeds went to the LNFMSF, Inc to help young adults with lupus attend an accredited school.
Designers: The Black Dress, Modell, The International Bazaar, Design and Accessories by Doll and Butterflyy Designs (Sandra Epps)
Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Belle Isle Casino, Detroit, MI
Mistress of Ceremonies – Anqunette Jamison, WJBK Fox 2 News
Featured Speakers: Dr. Velonda Thompson, Author and Nutritionist; Dr. Wanda Shurney, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.; Gabby Farmer, Cancer Survivor, Minister Linda Lowery and Sharon Harris, PR and Executive at the Lupus Alliance of America, Michigan Indiana Affiliate.
Entertainment: Jessica Care Moore, Artist Extraordinaire (Poet)/CEO of Moore Black Press; Comedienne Shanie ‘D’ and Valencia Hamilton, Founder of Body and Mind Fitness Center.
HONOREES of the SHE’S Empowered Award: Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard, Author and Host/Producer of Strong Inspiration FM 98 WJLB; Lazet Michael Boatmon, CEO of the “Life Center”; Monica Marie Jones, Author.
Artist/Designers: Loretta Oliver, Judy Sledge, Carole Harris, Celeste Couture Hats, Ralph Taylor, International Bazaar, The Black Dress, Modell, Jewelry by Doll and Butterflyy Designs (Sandra Epps)
Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Mistress of Ceremonies – Vickie Thomas, City Beat Reporter for WWJ/CBS Radio – Detroit
Featured Speakers: Dr. Diane Jackson-Richards, Director of Multicultural Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital; Kimberly Newberry, Motivational Speaker and Founder of Developing K.I.D.S.; Rev. Shaheerah Stephens, Author and Founder of Transforming Love Community.
HONOREES of the SHE’S Empowered Award: Jessica Care Moore, Moore Black Press, Poet and Artist Extraordinaire; Janaya Black, Co-Founder, Trinity Film Coalition; Marshalle Montgomery, Co-Founder, Trinity Film Coalition; Jennifer Thomas & Ettaflyy Espy (Charice Thomas), Founders of Naturally Flyy Detroit.
Entertainment: Charity, Musician; JoAnna Johnson, Violinist & Lupus Survivor; Steffani Christi’an, Singer/Musician.
Artist/Designers: Stef-N-Ty; International Bazaar; Nneka Jackson, Founder of B Flyy; Ralph Taylor Director of Caribbean Mardi Gras Production; Terry Ann Pollidore Sorzano; CherryBomb Apparel; Designs by Doll (Earnestine Epps) and ButterFLYY Designs (Sandra Epps). Natural Hair Stylist: Kathy Cash and Textures by Nefertiti.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Roberts Riverwalk Hotel
Mistress of Ceremonies – Kimberly Craig, Investigative Reporter WXYZ
Featured Speakers: Minister Mayowa Reynolds, Beverly Humphrey, Lupus Survivor & Advocate; L. Andrea Coleman, M.D., Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and Danni Stillwell, Inspirational Speaker.
HONOREES of the SHE’S Empowered Award: Coco, Comedienne/Radio Personality with WJLB FM 98; Gail Perry-Mason, Author and Financial Coach; Tracey McCaskill, News Director/Radio Personality WMXD Mix 92.3 & FM 98.
Artist/Designers: Nneka Jackson, Founder of B Flyy; International Bazaar; Judy Sledge, Fiber Artist; International Bazaar; Stephanie Whitfield, Jewelry Artist; Terryann Pollidore Soranzo, Gloria Bradley; Designs by Doll (Earnestine Epps) and ButterFLYY Designs (Sandra Epps).