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Norfolk State University WoMen's Economic Development Center "Sisters in Step" Women’s Conference
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3/20/2013 to 3/23/2013
When: 3/20/2013
Where: Norfolk State University
Little Brown Theater
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia  23504
United States
Contact: Karin Williams

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Norfolk State University WoMen's Economic Development Center (WEDC) Presents...

"Sisters in Step" Women’s Summit and Brunch


This year’s focus is to enrich our community and increase the overall public health of women and their families. We have scheduled a week of comprehensive activities that will promote learning, inspiration and self-discovery. During each event, a select group of women will be recognized for their contributions to society. Forums will be held in GWC Brown Memorial Hall Little theatre nightly at 6:00 pm.   $80.00 includes all three forums, nightly reception and Brunch admission.  *Sponsorship opportunities available*


Step 1: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 "Stepping in a New Direction”

Motivational speaker and author Jewel Diamond Taylor, the "Self-esteem doctor,” is a trailblazer, connector, author, dynamic communicator and a life coach this "emotional intelligence" trainer is an awakening force.  This dynamic speaker will teach and inspire women to become leaders in their community.


Step 2: Thursday, March 21, 2013"Stepping into Service and Leadership”

National community activist, Dr.  Gwendolyn Boyd is a prominent advocate for women’s equality and the recruitment of African Americans into science and engineering. Dr. Boyd has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards.  During this forum, Dr. Boyd will encourage and charge women to direct themselves to a prosperous, successful life.    


Step 3: Friday, March 22, 2013” Stepping into Purpose: "Directing Energy Towards Destiny! PURPOSEFUL Vision Board Party”

The Life Purpose Project is where it all COMES together. No more just existing this is where living begins and purposes are filled.  Life coach, Davida Bratton, will emphasize the importance of every woman’s purpose. 


Step 4: Saturday, March 23, 2013 "Stepping to the Next level” Brunch

Author, Dr. Zoe Spencer, affectionately known as Dr. Z, publications include Murda’, Misogyny, and Mayhem: Hip Hop and the Culture of Abnormality in the Urban Community due in July, 2011, and her most recent completion Women Talk To Damn Much! Reclaiming Self, Love, and Intimacy. Dr. Z has dedicated her life to nourishing social and political consciousness, and preparing scholars, community members, and even convicts for sociopolitical activism, and transformation so that they might engage in the struggle for the true liberation of the masses of oppressed people.


Sponsorship levels

Presenting Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000.00

  • Logo and full page advertisement in printed program
  • Admission tickets for one table (8 persons) & admission to workshops
  • Sponsors logo prominently displayed on website &Sponsor name included in printed program
  • Sponsor acknowledged during luncheon
  • Sponsors name included in quarterly report to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD.

Co-Presenting Sponsorship $2,500.00

Conference and Brunch admission for 4 individuals

  • Sponsor name included in printed program & Sponsor’s logo on website
  • Sponsors name included in quarterly report to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD.

Table Sponsorship $400.00

8 Brunch tickets donated to low-income women in the community

Individual Tickets

Conference Ticket Admission Fee $80.00

(Purchase ticket for this day only) Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Ticket Admission $40.00

(Purchase ticket for this day only) Thursday, March 21, 2013 Ticket Admission $40.00

(Purchase ticket for this day only) Friday, March 22, 2013 Ticket Admission $40.00

(Purchase ticket for this day only) Saturday, March 23, 2013 Ticket Admission $40.00


***Note: If purchasing a table for your group, please enter all attendee’s names in the "comment” section.

(Click here to make your sponsorship donation)


For additional information contact Karin Williams at 757-823-2650 or







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