About the author: She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology. She is an Entrepreneur, a Speaking engagement coordinator, a Personal Style Integrator and owns a boutique in Kenya, Africa.
Reader, adventurous, life’s student, loves real talk, dream-chaser, passionate about life.
Are Women Really Empowered?
“Women empowerment has indeed done a marvelous job on increasing women’s economic and political capacity.
The 21st Century has seen more women contributing more to a country’s GDP than any other century in the life span of the human race.
Behind the glamour of the empowered 21st Century woman is a lady struggling to define ‘self-worth and dignity’.
I was having a conversation with a friend who is a counselor and it was so devastating to hear that despite being well educated, women are not emotionally empowered. Her clientele’s age-group target is women in their 20’s. In this era where we are told that women need to have their own careers, very few are telling the young women that they need to love themselves first.
The young women are still allowing men to define their dignity. When it gets to a point that a woman can permit anal penetration just to keep a man… There is a problem!
I was seated in a restaurant next to a group of women whose conversations were irresistible since they were loud so I was guilty of eavesdropping. They were discussing a lady whose husband isn’t only violent towards her but also towards the house help. The lady in discussion, has a business but the man controls when she runs it. If he is home after a night-shift and wakes up in the afternoon, she’ll have to close her business to go and attend to him. The domestic violence has affected her ability to run the business hence cannot increase the family’s income because her husband controls her every movement. How low can her esteem be????
Whatever happened to male protection of the female species? It has now become male violation of the female species.
That is just a tip of the ice berg of the question on ‘What was the point of women empowerment if women polished their outside and forgot to take care of what is inside?’
Output is a result of Input. When a woman doesn’t love, respect and invest in her personal growth, everybody around her will experience the anguish.
Let’s face it, a woman’s emotions cause a ripple effect.
Whatever is in a woman’s heart affects her immediate environment.
The very first commandment of women empowerment should have been:
WOMAN…… LOVE THY SELF!”
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Join the Dynamic Women Network for a night of elegance and social engaging with great food and conversation at the The Conyers Event Center on April 28th 2019 between 4-6pm. Contact Lorraine for more details by phone or email.
Special Guest Speaker:
Jamelle McKenzie (Author and Pastor)
Lorraine Bradshaw- Dynamic Women Network
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April 28th 2019 (4-6pm) Conyers Event Center (Contact:Lorraine Bradshaw for details above)
Congratulations to all 19 of our first African-American women judges!!
Pictured above: 19 beautiful black educated women who won all 19 judicial seats in Harris County, Texas which is the third-largest county in the United States.
Pictured above: While making history in Texas, these 19 African-American women made U.S. History in 2018.
Pictured above: A time in history when women could not serve jury duty until the late twentieth century.
Pictured above: These women who were lawyers and judges from different parts of the world starting in 1910, paved the way for women to serve in the judicial system .
Educational Background of all 19 Judicial candidates of 2018 for Harris County
1. Lucia Bates–
MBA / University of Phoenix and BBA / University of Houston
2. Erica Hughes–
HBCU graduate, Member of Delta Sigma Theta and U.S Army
3. Sandra Peake–
University of Houston College of Law, Houston, TX
4. Cassandra Hollemon–
South College of Law of Texas and BBA from University of St. Thomas in Political Science
5. Germaine Tanner–
Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Political Science major at University of Illinois of Urbana
6. Latosha Lewis Payne–
University of Texas Law School and the first to graduate high school and college in her family.
7. Angela Graves-Harrington–
Mississippi State University, Jackson State University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Thurgood Law
8. Lori Chambers Gray–
South Texas Law School
9. Linda Marie Dunson–
Magna Cum Laude, Texas Southern University of Law, University of Houston & Thurgood Law School
10. Michelle Moore–
Magna Cum Laude, B.S. from A&M University
11. Ronnisha Bowman–
B.A degree from Texas Southern University in Public Affairs and Judicial system
12. Shannon Baldwin–
U.S. Army Reserves 1987(second lieutenant), Delta Sigma Theta and Cum Laude, B.S. in Law Enforcement and Political Science from Houston University and Thurgood Law School
13. Tori J. Finch–
Thurgood Marshall Law School, Texas Southern University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Mu Chapter (President); Delta Mu National Honor Society; Mu Kappa Tau National Honor Society; and Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc., XI XI Chapter.
14. Tonya Jones–
B.A in Political Science from Baylor University and Phi Delta Alpha Pre-law
15. LaShawn Williams–
Daughter of an Army Soldier, Graduate of Thurgood Law School and Licensed to practice law in Texas and Tennessee.
16. Sharon M. Burney–
24 years in education, Graduate of Thurgood Law School, Masters Degree in Future Studies
17. Ramona Franklin–
B.A. in English from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, M.S. in sports administration from Lynn University, a J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University
18. Dedra Davis–
South Texas College of Law
19. Marie T. Jackson–
B.A. Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, Doctor of Jurisprudence at
Texas A&M School of Law formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Congratulations again ladies!! Keep up the Great Work!
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I have the honor of knowing one of the nominees for this amazing group of women. They are a worldwide group with inspiring, educated, posed and passionate group of women who help other women with dreams and goals for their business and life. My friend “Michiko Riezz” a beautiful women inside and out, has been a wonderful inspiration for me and has been one of reasons why I chose to start writing. She is a life and business coach who is passionate about women feeling good about themselves and what they do. I would love to introduce to you a rising star….Michiko Riezz
- All the categories are under Global Inspirational, Global Entrepreneur, Global Honorary, Global Aspirational, Global Leadership, Global Celebrity and Global Corporate Awards.
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“Michiko, the business coach, has always put her clients first. She radiates a passion to help women from all the world to become very successful in not only just business but in life. Michiko, the life coach, has recently made a commitment to make healthier lifestyle choices that are not only for herself but for her family whom she loves with every beat of her heart. Michiko, as a friend, we met under the strangest of circumstances but formed a bond through a mutual belief that women are beautiful, empowering, and inspire each other when we all support each other. She exudes the true meaning of her quote “The World look’s at you, Following your Lead! Show them who you are.” L.S.
How she has inspired me. This is why I think she deserves the(Global Inspirational Award)
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