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Ninth Annual Spelman College Leadership Conference Examines Wealth Building, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

ATLANTA (PRWEB) March 06, 2013

For the ninth year, Spelman College will host its annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference featuring actress/entrepreneur Nicole Ari Parker and famed crisis communications expert/author Judy Smith — the real-life inspiration for ABC’s hit series “Scandal” — as two of its honorees and keynote speakers. The two-day event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center, May 15 -16, 2013.

Convened by Jane E. Smith, Ed.D., executive director of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at Spelman, the conference will feature notable thought leaders and industry influencers engaging attendees from business, public policy, and education in detailed discussions centered on the theme, “Strategic Leadership: Building Wealth, Entrepreneurship and Paying It Forward.” This must-attend event for women and men in both the corporate and non-profit sectors will provide information and tools to help 21st century women of color strategically focus on building wealth, creating businesses and using both to make important, sustainable contributions to their communities.

“During the conference, attendees will learn from and pay tribute to corporate and community power brokers,” said Dr. Smith. “We are bringing forth those individuals whose commitment and leadership are making a difference in work places, communities and the health and wealth of women of color.”

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions and “conversations” with Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., attendees will gain unique insight and leave with practical solutions to help them:

    Incorporate the cornerstones of wealth building
    Blaze a trail for others through philanthropic endeavors
    Understand the impact of health on wealth
    Leverage the power of the media to grow wealth

Held on the first night of the conference, the Legacy of Leadership Awards Dinner is an elegant evening of memorable entertainment, outstanding speakers and inspiring stories of leadership. This year, remarkable women who exemplify strategic leadership and embrace the importance of not only building successful careers, but also understanding the power of giving back, are being honored. Among the honorees are Ari Parker and Smith, as well as other local and national leaders in various fields.

The Ninth Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Georgia International Convention Center. For more details and to register, visit Join the discussion and share your thoughts on this year’s theme on Facebook and Twitter, #SpelmanWOCC.

About Spelman College

Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit

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Robert Estes, MD, Examines the Other Side of Social Security

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

One of the most dramatic changes that swept through the United States during the term of President Roosevelt was his introduction of social security. The principle behind it is noble but to this day its legislation continues to attract endless debate and controversy. The new novel Social Insecurity by up and coming author Robert Estes, MD, centers on this federal program and how it was used as an avenue for corruption.

Set in the fictional community of Sobrero, Arizona, this intricate tale of deception was inspired by a national scandal exposed in the Wall Street Journal. The front page article brought to light the collusion between a lawyer and a judicial magistrate in Huntington, West Virginia. Similarly, Estes’ work exposes a startling fraud, this time involving social security.

Working as a medical consultant for the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) has given the author insight into a number of pertinent facts which he includes in the book. This novel may be a work of fiction but the themes and issues it touches are very much present, even pervasive, in today’s society.

Incisive and topical, Social Insecurity is a gripping exploration of the other side of social security. It will absorb and inform readers from beginning until the shocking conclusion.

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