Essence Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray welcomes the crowd with opening remarks.
Tanisha A. Sykes, ESSENCE senior editor for personal finance and careers, left, stands with author and real estate investor Sandra Pearsall and The Reinvention Institute, Inc., founder and CEO Pamela Mitchell.
Judy Jackson, of the Digitas, LLC, once served as vice-president of human resources at Essence Communications Inc.
Suzanne de Passe, CEO of de Passe Entertainment, gave the luncheon keynote speech.
Smile for the camera now! Essence President Michelle Ebanks, left, actress Lynn Whitfield, Suzanne de Passe, CEO of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Dara P. Richardson-Heron, M.D., and Kimberly Wortham, senior marketing manager for L’Oréal.
Author, personal finance expert and ESSENCE columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, left, President of ING Foundation Rhonda Mims, Essence Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray, Morgan Stanley Managing Director Carla Harris and ESSENCE Beauty and Cover Director Mikki Taylor share camera time.
Getting the political conversations started were multimedia journalist and ESSENCE.com blogger Roland S. Martin, left, ESSENCE Deputy Editor for News Tatsha Robertson, Essence Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray, political analyst Sophia Nelson, Essence President Michelle Ebanks and FOX News political analyst Angela McGlowan.
Comedian, author and ESSENCE relationship columnist Finesse Mitchell happily stops by to sign copies of his book “Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much.”
Donna Stewart, event manager for
Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc., left, Finesse Mitchell and Essence Director of Public Relations Dana Baxter meet up backstage.
Emmy-winning actress Lynn Whitfield was the afternoon mistress of ceremonies.
Our Who’s Right and What’s Left: The Real Truth Behind the Headlines panel on the election was a hot bed of conversation with moderator and CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield, left, actor Joseph C. Phillips, FOX News and BET political analyst Angela McGlowan and multimedia journalist and ESSENCE.com blogger Roland S. Martin.
Helping women manage their money in today’s economy were President and CEO of Wealth Development Strategies, LP Cheryl Creuzot, left, author and personal finance expert Glinda Bridgforth, ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray, The Washington Post’s nationally syndicated personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary and personal finance expert and ESSENCE columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox.
Kimberly Wortham, senior marketing manager for L’Oréal, reminded participants to stop by the L’Oréal Paris booth for mini makeovers.
“Good Morning America” coanchor Robin Roberts and funnyman Finesse Mitchell share a moment at the event.
Robin Roberts gave the late morning’s keynote speech.
Rhonda Mims is president of the ING Foundation and head of the office of corporate citizenship & responsibility.
Dara P. Richardson-Heron, M.D., is
CEO of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Richardson-Heron, M.D., encourages participants to visit the silent auction display where all proceeds will go to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox moderated a panel on ways to recession-proof your life.
Glinda Bridgforth and Michelle Singletary flank a participant while sharing a laugh at the summit.
Attendees were there as early as 8:00 A.M. but never tired of all the amazing speakers and workshops.
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield kept the conversation flowing amongst the panelist on her political panel.
Actress Lynn Whitfield will soon be seen in the highly anticipated film “Mama, I Want To Sing.”
Author and personal finance expert Glinda Bridgforth, left, President and CEO of Wealth Development Strategies, LP, Cheryl D. Creuzot and author and personal finance coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox all gave real advice on how to manage your money.
Glinda Bridgforth, Cheryl D. Creuzot, and Lynnette Khalfani-Cox and Michelle Singletary.
Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Carla Harris gave the early morning’s keynote speech.
Morgan Stanley Managing Director Carla Harris was named to Fortune magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America.”
Star Jones addresses the crowd.
Actress Malinda Williams, Burt Murray, Dr. Michelle Callahan, Finesse.
Lynya Flyod, Wendy Wilson, Dr. Afriye Amerson, and Cookie Johnson