PLANO – While the guys will be making their final preparations for Super Bowl XLVIII get-togethers on Saturday, Feb. 1, ladies you can spend the day getting enthused, inspired, and focused with Phyllis Jenkins and her team at the Powerful Journey Women’s Conference.
The event, slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Super Bowl weekend at The Hope Center, 2001 W. Plano Parkway in Plano, will include an invigorating and dynamic keynote presentation from reinvention strategist, author, and speaker Marshawn Evans, a panel of experts featured in Empowerment Breakout Sessions, and the REALationship Roundtable.
Jenkins, founder of Powerful Journey, said the upcoming conference “will encourage women to, among things, re-affirm their God-designed purpose.”
Jenkins shares, “This is not just another event; it’s an experience!”
Evans, who appeared on season 3 of NBC’s The Apprentice, will speak to the theme of this year’s conference: Your Time To Flourish.
“As women, we are everything to everybody and often no good to ourselves,” Evans said. “This conference is an opportunity for you to fill yourself back up with power, sisterhood, wisdom, and inspiration.
“I really do think that women today need that ‘Mary and Elizabeth’ type sisterhood to go to the next level and bond and build together. This is what this conference is about.”
Born and reared in Dallas, Evans graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The attorney is one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential and life coaching. Evans also provides regular commentary for CNN and ESPN.
The MC’s for the conference include radio personalities Markeeta Campbell from KGGR 1040 am and Jamila Camp from KHVN 970 am. The Powerful Praise and Worship will be led by Ilya Golden. Door prizes will be given away and raffle items will be up for grabs.
Jenkins announced that her organization is giving back to the community by presenting the Madian Chumbley Education Scholarship to a single mom of a special-needs child who wants to continue her education. Chumbley (1918-2010) was a long-time educator in McKinney ISD. Chumbley was also a charter member of Allen Heights Baptist Church and teacher for the FIDELIS Sunday School class at First Baptist Church in Allen. The application deadline for the Chumbley scholarship is Wednesday, Jan. 15.
“I chose single moms of special needs children because they are such courageous women who tirelessly give of themselves,” Jenkins said “Many times, they forget about themselves to take care of their children. The mothers put their personal goals and dreams on hold.
“It is my desire to help them turn their dream of furthering their education into a reality.”
To register for the conference or reserve vendor space, visit www.phyllisjenkins.com. Vendor spaces are available starting at $100. Individuals are welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on the conference and to apply for the scholarship.