Phenoms Honor Terrie Williams

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PR virtuoso, Terrie M. Williams, will be honored with the Phenomenal Woman of Valor award for excellence in teaching, protecting and motivating children and youth through her creation and operation of the Stay Strong Foundation

Terrie M. Williams, one of the most successful public relations and communications impresarios in the country, and author of "Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting," published by Scribner and coming out this Fall, will be honored with The Phenomenal Woman of Valor award for her extraordinary work with children and youth through the Stay Strong Foundation on Friday, March 23 at 6:30 pm at The Phenomenal Women Group's Women's History Month 2007 celebration at Solas, located at 232 E 9th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues in New York City.  Girlfiends Get Together, Sistahs In Unity, Tinalee Media & Events, Social Butterfly Promotions, BlackProfessionalEvents.com, The Black Star News, Winning Strategies & Associates and a number of other women's groups, will join the Phenomenal Women Group to honor Ms. Williams, who launched The Stay Strong Foundation in 2001. 


*The Stay Strong Foundation


focuses on supporting young people by providing them with opportunities that will promote their personal, educational and professional development. The Stay Strong Foundation works to empower America's 24 million youth through a series of special events designed to raise awareness of teen issues, encourage dialogue and issue a message of hope and inspiration. The Stay Strong Foundation also sets up internships, mentoring and shadowing programs, and provides educational resources for youth and youth organizations. 


The Phenomenal Women Group


started as an online forum on Yahoo!  Since its inception in 2004, The Phenomenal Women Group has evolved into an online and offline community of predominantly for women of color which serves as a support group and a forum by which beautiful friendships and business alliances are formed. The Group, which consists of women ranging in age from 35 and up, also operates as a mentorship for younger women 21 to 25. The Phenomenal Women Group currently has 1,690 members nationwide, including Canada and abroad.  The theme for The Phenomenal Women Group's 2007 National Women's History Month celebration is, "Generations of Women Moving History Forward."


Nettie Paisley, Chairperson of the Life & Ethics Committee for the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture will be honored with The Phenomenal Woman of Light award for her extraordinary work, bringing enlightenment and strength to our people through relentless advocating and promotion of the collective system of child rearing and nurturing with her "It takes a village to raise a child" campaign.  Through her hard work and fundraising efforts on behalf of her beloved P.S. 44 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Nettie Paisley has helped to make P.S. 44 one of the premier schools in New York City.


Acclaimed writer and actress, Madeline McCray will entertain the guests by performing an excerpt from her play, "A Dream to Fly: The Bessie Coleman Story" – a play about Bessie Coleman, the world's first female black pilot.  McCray tells the story of the aviator's struggle to fulfill her dream of becoming a pilot and of the adversity she encountered.


Social Butterfly Promotions will facilitate a stepping class for our guests, which promises to be a lot of fun.


There will also be a special presentation highlighting some critically acclaimed historic events, including the 50th anniversary of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the 30th anniversary of the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas.


All women are invited to join The Phenomenal Women Group, Girlfriends Get Together, Sistahs In Unity, Tinalee Media & Events, Social Butterfly Promotions, BlackProfessionalEvents.com, The Black Star News, Winning Strategies & Associates and more, for an evening of networking with the city's most Phenomenal Women. Other women's groups are encouraged to partner in the event.


WHO:         Terrie M. Williams, Founder and CEO of the famed Terrie Williams Agency and Founder of the Stay Strong Foundation, bestselling author and highly sought after motivational speaker; Madeline McCray, acclaimed writer and actress; Nettie Paisley, Chairperson of the Life & Ethics Committee for the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture; The Phenomenal Women Group; Girlfriends Get Together; Sistahs In Unity; Tinalee Media & Events,  Social Butterfly Promotions; BlackProfessionalEvents.com; The Black Star News; Winning Strategies & Associates, other women's groups and individual women.


WHAT:        National Women's History Month Celebration 2007


WHEN:        Friday, March 23rd, 6:30 P.M.


WHERE:      Solas, located at 232 E 9th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues in New York City


RSVP's are required.  Please rsvp to Events@thephenomenalwomen.org

*www.terriewilliams.com

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