The Wonder Woman Conference hosted by Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt, “The Global Strategist,” will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston West (13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079) this weekend from May 10th-May 13th. The weekend-long conference is presented in association with sponsors Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt, My Sister’s Keeper, Divine Diva Events, and many others. Each day during the conference, Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt will be signing copies of her new book titled The DIVA Herself.
The name Wonder Woman is significant to Dr. Witt because of what it represents. “Wonder Woman simply is the brand name because it targets women who do a multitude of things. We’re talking about balancing a life as a mother, a wife, a caretaker…you’re working professionally, but most importantly, you’re an entrepreneur in the marketplace, and you are in the ministry.”
The conference will have a lot of great sessions that women will have the opportunity to attend, and Dr. Witt wants women to take what they need from the conference to reach the “next level.” “This conference is going to help women build holistically. We’re going to be dealing with success in the marketplace and developing women mentally and emotionally. A lot of times we don’t tap into our emotional health, and I want to come from a different aspect of women who want to be kingdom purpose wives…I want women to walk away with fresh ideas, find their purpose, and push their vision to make money.” She also wants women to come and find themselves because women often don’t escape from the normal to come in touch with what they really need. “I want women to walk away with these tools and equip themselves to be better in their next phase of life,” she said.
When it comes to ministry and the workplace, Dr. Witt made it known that we need to bridge these two elements together. “There is no reason I can’t be a woman of faith, a woman who speaks highly of God and cannot be successful in the marketplace…This is what God is expecting of us. He gives us talent, he gives us skills to be able to do these types of things, and if we don’t exercise that, we’re not going to be successful.”
While an entrepreneur, Dr. Witt has always maintained her faith. “I’m from a place where I know I cannot move without hearing from God. I cannot make any moves without consulting God, praying to God, and seeking God for an answer.” Dr. Witt expressed how it is difficult sometimes because you want to move in a certain direction, but she knows what its like to move before God told her to move. “Things didn’t turn out the way the way I needed,” she said.
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Witt has been faced with different challenges. One of those challenges has been support. Often time we look to people we know for support, but Dr. Witt stressed that sometimes that support doesn’t look like that because your “entrepreneurial success in not based on the people you know, it’s based on your reach.” Dr. Witt had to shift her mindset and search for the “ideal client” for the intended goal.
When discussing faith and how it has helped shape her life, Dr. Witt spoke about bad relationships she’s been through, multiple attempts at suicide, and so much more. “I’m grateful that God has allowed me to still persevere…I’m alive to tell my story and just minister to people and just speak about God’s goodness.” One of Dr. Witts, favorite scripture is, “If God is within her, she will not fail.” Everyday Dr. Witt wakes up with this scripture in mind and she keeps it at the forefront of everything she does. “I know I’m not going to fail if God has my back. If God is in this, whatever it is, it’s not going to fail.”
In closing, Dr. Witt expressed how much she loves this conference and how passionate she is about the work she does. “Wonder Woman Conference is my baby. It is my heart. If I were someone, I would want to go to this conference because I know that it’s different. I know that it’s something that I need. I want to be able to spread the goodness of God, build women holistically, and provide the with the things needed to be successful.”
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.