Atlanta, Women Elevating Women Symposium to Feature 18-Year Old Maya Penn

Atlanta, Women Elevating Women Symposium to Feature 18-Year Old Maya Penn


Event designed to connect and elevate multicultural businesswomen to be held in Atlanta on May 23, 2018

Keynote speakers, Phyllis Newhouse and Maya Penn

The Women Elevating Women Symposium (WEW) will host a one-day symposium on May 23, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. This highly anticipated event features a wide range of learning opportunities, career guidance and personal growth tools for women CEO’s and business executives.

Designed to connect multicultural business women to their professional communities and to discover effective strategies to scale business and encourage professional growth, WEW brings together the top women business leaders around the country.

This year’s WEW Atlanta symposium features keynote speakers Phyllis W. Newhouse, recipient of the prestigious 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year US Technology Award and CEO/Co-founder of Xtreme Solutions, Inc., along with Maya Penn, an 18-year phenom, award-winning founder and CEO of Maya’s Ideas and youngest recipient to be listed on Oprah Winfrey’s Supersoul 100 Entrepreneur list.

“I am honored to be a part of the Women Elevating Women symposium where multicultural women can help continue to pave the path of success for other entrepreneur and diverse women,” said Newhouse. “This symposium can bring opportunities for not just like minded-women to come together and share ideas but it allows women to leave with clearer direction on what it will take to make their careers and businesses more successful – while focusing on women of different cultural backgrounds.”

In addition, the symposium features workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities including:

* Breakout Session on the Five Pillars of Success: Cultivate, Communicate, Collaborate, Courage & Connections by Betty J. Hines, CEO and Founder of WEW

* Panel Discussion with Millennials, “Why Collaborate,” moderated by Jenelle Coy, Founder of Coy+ and recipient of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Marketing Advertising List

* Presentation of this year’s winner of the WEW Phyllis Winchester Newhouse Award

* VIP Reception with Phyllis Winchester Newhouse from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be hosting our WEW one-day symposium in Atlanta,” said Betty J. Hines, Founder and CEO of WEW. “The one-day symposium will bring together like minded business professionals to learn about successful strategies and tactics in helping scale their business and elevate their careers.”

WEW will be held on May 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marriot Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Tickets can be purchased at

For additional information, please visit or for media inquiries contact Aljolynn Sperber,, 310-341-7353.

About Women Elevating Women (WEW)
WEW is a one-day symposium catering to multicultural business women, entrepreneurs and veterans, who come together to help inspire, motivate and ultimately share their entrepreneur and career experiences with their fellow women business professionals. The first of its gathering is in Atlanta on May 23, followed by Dallas in September. For additional information, please visit

Aljolynn Sperber

Leading Ladies Tour-Dallas

Leading Ladies Tour-Dallas

The BOSS Network® Ladies That Lead event highlights influential women of color; who can inspire other women by sharing their strategies and journey to success. These distinguished women are leaders not only in their industry but in their community, by setting a standard for what success looks like and owning their power. This event celebrates female leadership and encourages women to pursue their ambitions. This event with feature some amazing speakers and is hosted by The BOSS Network Founder, Cameka Smith.

The Ladies That Lead Dallas tour stop was incredible. The room was filled with women of all ages, races and aspirations. The leading ladies on the panel were informative and empowering. The women shared their stories with candor and class. Each shared from their varying perspectives as professional women and inspired  the women in attendance to go and make BOSS moves of their own.

Cameka Smith is an extraordinary visionary who is impacting women across the nation and continues to lead by example, bringing out successful sisters all across America. Cora Jakes-Coleman was honored during the evening and brought along with her, mother Serita Jakes and husband Brandon. Jakes-Coleman read a prepared statement and

Keynote speaker for the evening, Michelle Williams spoke on re-inventing ones self. She spoke also of the importance of words and how you can speak things into existence. She intimated to the women that a word in jest unlocked the potential for her Grammy award winning career, first as a background singer for Monica and later as a member of the world famous trio Destiny’s Child.

Move Over Martha Stewart!
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