Women of Power with Poetry and Benét, Day 3

by Mar 11, 2012Event/Celebrations0 comments

Poet Lisa "Lava" Rogers

Poetry Jam artist Lisa “Lava” Rogers.

To say that the days were jammed packed with information and inspiration is an understatement. On Friday morning, after belly dancing and the power walk, there was a powerful and inspirational keynote address from Dr. Beverly “Bam” Crawford. I was pretty excited when I found out she was a speaker. It had been years since I had heard her preach… going back to the days when I was a member of Redeeming Love Christian Center in Nanuet NY. I was the church photographer back then, so of course I had to introduce myself. In her message, she sensed there were women at in attendance who had decided that this conference was their last resort… they had reached their limit and were ready to give up. Dr. Crawford admonished and encouraged them to continue because their breakthrough was near. The day could only get better from there.

The topics for the day covered negotiation, thinking differently as successful women, planning for retirement, embracing change, dealing with health, social media and there was even a discussion about dating from the male perspective. Before the evening festivities, the ladies had an opportunity to get all glammed-up courtesy of Macy’s in the Cosmetic Pavilion set up on one of the ballrooms. They could even get a little Michael Kors shopping too. In another section, there were also vendors selling jewelry, paintings and body products.

The last night proved to be a time to begin to wind down a bit. After dinner there was a poetry jam session featuring and the night reached a climax with the sultry sounds of Eric Benét. One of cool things about being the staff photographer is that you have access to everyone and everything. The other cool thing is that you always have a great seat… as you will see with the Eric Benét concert photos. I actually give them their own slide show.

I decided give the photos from the concert a separate slide show. If you missed the previous posts be sure the check out image from Day 1 and Day 2.

Dr. Beverly "BAM" Crawford

The ladies got a much needed message from Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford.

Star Jones

Star Jones hosted a luncheon fashion show.

This was a very outspoken crowd. They would not let the commentator get away with putting a knitted scarf on this model with sequined top.

Dr. Ro

Dr. Ro gives important tips on living healthy lives.

The Cosmetic Pavilion by Macy’s was a big hit. The ladies were able to get their make up done for the evening.

If you needed a new handbag, no worries. Bags by Michael Kors was available.

Eric Benét

I even spied Eric Benét doing a bit of shopping before the show.

…the crowd responded.

Eric Benét

A few got a special serenade.

To see the whole day in pictures, please feel free to view the slide shows below or visit the galleries by clicking in the slide shows.

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