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9th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition and Awards Luncheon

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Last week, I attended the 9th Annual Madam C.J.Walker Business and Community Recognition and Awards Luncheon on an invitation from our own Barbara Williams, President of the Oakland/Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. 

Wow. What an afternoon of sound bites! Here are some that resonated with me :

"There is no sky" - Barbara Williams, on the message to teenage girls on their potential to grow and flourish in their careers

"Mama may not have been a who's who, but mama knows what's what!" - Dr. Julia Hare on the importance of the woman's role in stabilizing a family, and teaching the younger generation to respect its elders.

" Leaving a community better than you found it" - Chief Debra Pryor on what women should strive for with any community we encounter

And finally,

"I got my start by giving myself a start" -  Madam C.J.Walker (nee Sarah Breedlove, 1867-1919), the original female enterpreneur (www.madamcjwalker.com)

 Things we know, but can and should continue to strive for..

I love feeling inspired (even on a Monday).

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Comments ( 2 )
  • SandyB Monday, April 9, 2007
    Kaamna - Great entry! (I think that you've been a secret blogger someplace else before joining out group!) Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
  • Karen Avrashow Tuesday, April 10, 2007
    Great posting, Kaamna. Kaamna knows what's what!
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