On Saturday, April 22, 2023, the Epsilon Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., hosted more than 80 women and children from the Milwaukee community at its Women’s Empowerment Seminar at Alverno College. The seminar’s theme was The Renaissance Woman: Refined, Renewed, and Restored.
The empowerment seminar for women, chaired by Bianca Willingham and co-chaired by Eria Caldwell and Briana Jackson, offered six segments that included women’s health, beauty, wellness, mental and emotional well-being, a college tour by Alverno staff, and financial literacy. Participants enjoyed relaxation techniques of exercise and dance. Health professionals from the Milwaukee Chapter of the Black Nurses Association spoke about listening to your body, healthy eating, nutrition, and advocacy. The day also included several local several black business owners. Tiffany Moore, CEO of Moore Affordable Credit, presented an understanding of one’s credit and financial literacy. Ebony Ramey, founder and CEO of Ebony Esthetics, an esthetician, discussed skincare and healthy skin. Women received gift bags, continental breakfast and lunch.
The women’s empowerment seminar also included a ‘success closet’ where participants were able to select ‘pre-loved’ (gently used) business and career wear. The success closet included clothing, jewelry, scarves, handbags, and shoes. The purpose of the success closet was to ensure that every woman left the event job-savvy and career ready with attire that can be worn on job interviews or work. At the end of the seminar, all participants were gifted with a pearl necklace set as a reminder that pearls are priceless and precious, just like they are.
Pictured at the event are (from left) Tanzanique Carrington, Bianca Willingham, Eria Caldwell, Brianna Jackson, and Toi Lisa Mark-Lockett.