Sunday, March 9, 2014

Crawford's Empowerment Conference A Success

 (L-R) Dr./Pastor Beverly “Bam” Crawford and
Grammy winner Deniece Williams
Photo by: Terri Griffin

Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford, founder of The Company International hosted the 3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference March 6-8, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA. 

The Company International is an organization that connects and supports women of all ages, cultures and backgrounds looking for new ways to balance life, develop successful strategies and have more fulfilling relationships. This year’s theme, “Tree of Life” welcomed women to take full advantage of the many experts and sessions available which include health and wellness, nutrition and principles for business offering guidance to empower women in the workplace, marketplace, community and ministry. Attendees gained inspiration through access to skills and information to restore and strengthen their dreams and goals. 

Dr. Crawford and her empowerment team consisted of notables from various industries such as: Grammy award-winning singer, Deniece Williams; World renown worship leader Minister Jackie Gouche; best-selling author; Victoria Christopher-Murray; Hall of fame/Olympic gold medalist and entrepreneur, Pamela McGee; film/television actress, Alley Mills; Elect Lady Darlyn Turner; Zumba instructor, Scheli Jones; Pastor Marguerite Reeves, co-pastor, Faith Community church and wife if Jim Reves; herbalists, Nina Collins; nutritionist, Jayme Hirashiki; mental health advocate, Dr. Lynn Goodloe, Co-host Gabrianna Crawford, aka Punky G., renowned photographer Valerie Goodloe, and many more powerful women. 

Awards were given to Dr. Brook Bell, CEO/Executive Director of More Too Life and Living Above the Noise Inc., a champion of human trafficking; Denise Roberts, founder of The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation, and D. Mary Thompson, who received her Bachelors of Arts, Masters of Arts and Doctorate in Ministry while incarcerated.

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