“When we understand women correctly, society changes. When women understand ourselves correctly, we change society.” –Phylicia Rashad, screen legend
Not all of the extraordinary females being honored by Women on the Move drive ultra-elegant cars, but every single one of them is soaring down the left lane of life.
Women on the Move is honoring barrier-breaking, history-making women — even as they remain on the their upward trajectory to higher elevation and new revelations — in an upscale soiree called, “Feel Love, Show Love, Honor Love” at the Mason Murer Fine Art Museum in Atlanta on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m.
With Emmy Award-winning 11 Alive anchor Karyn Greer and V-103 radio personality Ramona DeBreaux serving as the mistresses of ceremony, WOTM will pay homage to women of regional, national and international influence: former first lady of Atlanta Valerie Jackson (wife of the late legendary Maynard Jackson); CEO Jamie Foster Brown, publisher of Sister2Sister magazine; Rev. Bernice King; The Links, Inc president Patricia Russell-McCloud; radio personality Rashan Ali; Angi Bones, film producer and asst. director of Tyler Perry Studios; philantropist and entrepreneur Tameka Raymond, and many others.
“The event’s aim is to bring people together in order to inspire positivity and growth, and to show appreciation and love. Each honoree is exemplary in taking control of their own career and lifestyle make the changes enabling them to make a difference for someone else,” says Women on the Move founder Leslie Harris. “They all come from different backgrounds. But one of the things that they have in common is hope, they give hope to people who are following behind them, that they can do these things.”
Or, do these things and more. For instance, Harris founded WOTM in Boynton Beach, Fla., in 2009 and, in less than two years, the organization now boasst a national multicultural membership in access of 15,000. It’s this type of fruitful and exhilarating ambience that Ramona DeBreaux had to be a part of.
This was different. When I spoke to Leslie, her spirit was just so inviting and just what she was trying to do,” says DeBreaux who is also a singer, songwriter and author. “This was about bringing women together and honoring women. To me that was a lot different from what a lot of other organizations try to do. I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Good point. Hurry and jump on this machine. Though these women are willing to bring others along for the ride, they don’t have time to pull over for those who are idling listlessly on the curb of life. Come and be inspired. Come to see history — so that you can make history. –terry shropshire
Tickets are available at www.mywomenonthemove.com.