HOUSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation (TWEF) will host the 7th Annual International Financial and Leadership Summit (IFLS) September 26-27, 2013, in Houston, Texas. Proceeds from the summit help raise funds for TWEF Scholarships and Empowerment Community Center Programs. Prepare for an exciting two day summit with high profiled professionals, business leaders and award winning entertainers that will convene for the cause of raising funds for youth scholarship programs and the Eagle Scholars Enrichment Program’s exposure trip to Washington D.C. Participants of the summit can partake in leadership sessions, networking opportunities, roundtable discussions, and the opportunity to build strategic partnerships and relationships.
The 2013 IFLS includes a Million Dollar Leadership Roundtable, Women & Money Leadership Luncheon, International Leadership Awards Gala and a star studded music inspired soiree featuring Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer and Star of TV One’s R&B Divas, Angie Stone; Music Artist, Zacardi Cortez; American Comedian and Actress and Star of BET’s Soul Man, Niecy Nash; Grammy Nominee, James Fortune; Stellar Nominee, Earnest Pugh and a finale with the TWEF 100 Voice Children’s Choir.
TWEF announces this year’s participants, McDonald’s Vice President & Global Chief Diversity Officer, Patricia Harris; Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice-President for Walgreens, Steve Pemberton; State Representative and Lawyer, Sylvester Turner; ABC’s Shark Tank Star, American Entrepreneur & Investor, Daymond John; Director of Community Relations Houston Airport System, Rhonda Arnold; Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion of SHRM, Shirley Davis; Honorable Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman; Chief Operations Officer of Happy State Bank, David B. Norris; SVP-Texas Market Community Development & External Affairs Director of Comerica Bank, Irv Ashford Jr.; President/CEO of M. H. Cavazos & Associates, M. Helen Cavazos; President and CEO at Minority Print Media Publisher and Editor at Houston Style Magazine, Francis Page Jr.; Senior Vice President, Market Growth & Development Manager & Corporate Non- Profit Manager at Wells Fargo, Cary P. Yates; Macy’s Director of Diversity Strategies, Kristyn Page; CEO of Worldwide Music, Kerry Douglas and Vice President, Shell Oil Company Foundation/Manager, Social Investment, Frazier Wilson.
The International Financial and Leadership Summit is TWEF’s premier event. For over a decade, TWEF has provided valuable resources and inspiration to more than 300,000 individuals through its annual Empowerment Conferences like the IFLS. The summit brings together high profiled professionals, business leaders, and budding entrepreneurs for networking opportunities. Over the years the summit has received overwhelming support from the business community and the impact and partnerships established are priceless. Signature events during the summit will be recorded and televised internationally in over 200 countries. The 2013 Summit will be nothing short of amazing. Be prepared to be inspired, stimulated, entertained and educated with today’s business leaders.
TWEF is a non-profit organization geared towards mentoring families from all walks of life; helping them to reach their fullest potential in the areas of personal development, business, education, finances and socio-economic development. TWEF is a strong pillar in the community. TWEF mentors young girls and boys, provides scholarships, as well as provides empowerment programs for families.
What: 7th Annual International Financial & Leadership Summit
Purpose: To raise funds for TWEF’s programs that benefit low to moderate income communities
When: September 26-27, 2013
Where: JW Marriott Galleria 5150 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas
Contact: For additional information please contact Deavra Daughtry at (832) 434-5325 or visit www.TWEF.org