ATLANTA — Female celebrities and entrepreneurs wove inspirational and empowering tales of success during the jam-packed “Ladies Who Brunch: Atlanta” at the Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Atlanta
Kandi Burrus and Cynthia Bailey of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” were well represented on the panel and best exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and overcoming obstacles. Emily B a celebrity stylist and shoe designer, Latasha Wright a celebrity makeup artist, and Necole Bitchie an entertainment blogger also headlined The “Royal Tea” seminar held July 27, 2014.
The “Royal Tea” seminar was a four-hour educational and motivational experience based on the experiences of five note-able female entrepreneurs who have all accomplished success. This seminar was created to assist ladies, of all ages, with understanding how to accomplish and sustain success in today’s competitive market.
The questions that female business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs wanted to hear were answered, such as: What troubles did you overcome as an entrepreneur in today’s world? What advice can you offer women interested in stepping out on their own? What has successfully worked for you in building your brand? How do you remain competitive with similar companies appearing daily?
Take a look at some of the best photos from the “Ladies Who Bruch: ATL.”
Photo Highlights: President Obama Chicago Farewell Speech
President Barack Obama makes his final farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago. Arriving at O'hare airport on Airforce One Tuesday, early evening was First Lady Michelle Obama, daughter Malia and Vice President Joe Biden along with wife, Jill Biden.
Making a final journey as the 44th President of the United States, expressways and local South Side streets were cleared as traffic stood at a complete when the 20-vehicle caravan made its way to Valois Restaurant in Hyde Park. There, President Obama conducted a one-on-one interview with NBC anchorman, Lester Holt before proceeding to give his farewell speech at McCormick Place.
Nearly 20,000 attendees packed the nearly standing-room only space in the East wing of the McCormick Place as VIP attendees sat upfront to hang onto the President's every word. There were various groups that traveled from far and near to be a part of history including celebrity sightings from Sharon Stone to Empire's Jussie Smollett--local and state dignitaries. Opening up the ceremony was a special performance by Hip hop/R&B singer, BJ the Chicago Kid showcasing belting out the national anthem is a smart blue suit.
Once President Obama hit the stage, the electric energy of emotions ran throughout the audience. At times, the crowd's applause was so loud that it impossible to hear him but there were moments that silence rippled throughout the venue--knowing this would be his last time addressing his hometown as Chief of Staff.
In his signature style of class, poise and honor--he addressed the various strides that he and his administration has made over the last eight years in protecting America's democracy. His emotions got the best of him when he addressed his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia who sat in the front row along with Vice President Joe Biden, wife Jill and his mother-in-law--Marian Shields Robinson.
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and thoughtful and full of passion. You wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be your dad.”</span></p>
<p class="p1">After the speech, the Obama family took time out to walk along the barricades, greeting and shaking hands with supporters and friends. The scene was definitely historic and we knew it was the end of an era of class that will not be duplicated in the White House for a very long time.</p>
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