The Women’s Empowerment Luncheon is an amazing event designed to inspire, motivate & empower women to live their best lives, by focusing on personal growth in the areas of economics, motherhood, health and wellness and community advocacy. Women who have been major advocates for our community will also be honored at the luncheon. Tickets for the Women’s Empowerment Luncheon are $75.00 per person.
Senator Sandra B. Cunningham
Senator Sandra B. Cunningham is a member of the New Jersey State Senate, serving as the Senator for the 31st Legislative District since 2007. She is the Chair of the Higher Education committee and a member of the Budget and Appropriations, Select Committee on School Funding Fairness and Labor committees. She is a long-standing advocate for women and working families.
Gwendolyn Carr is the mother of Eric Garner, a man murdered by the New York Police Department in July of 2014. Caught on camera, his death played an integral role in the ongoing conversation about police brutality in the United States. Gwendolyn now advocates for justice, not only for her own son but for families of victims of police brutality across the nation, along with other Mothers of the Movement against police brutality and gun violence in general.
Dorinda Walker is an Inspirational Warrior, Survivor and Multicultural Marketer, who holds the title of Vice President within Prudential Financial, Inc. Dorinda Walker has based her career on expanding new business opportunities and financial education among diverse markets. She focuses her efforts on important areas such as targeted marketing, strategic planning, sponsorship event planning, program management and community engagement.
Dominique Sharpton is National Director of Membership for the National Action Network. She has been an influential force in the organization Dominique has led the increase in NAN members while working with chapters around the country to increase their membership. She has not only led the organization in terms of expansion, but she has also staunchly promoted activism with the rising youth, motivating real action. She has worked hard to encourage, empower, and educate the youth for the continuation of civil rights activism and to bridge the gap between the new and the old, to ensure action in the generations to come.
Rachel Noerdlinger is a Managing Director at Mercury, a high-stakes public strategy firm. Rachel has brought visibility to critical cases in civil rights and politics during her two decades of experience in strategic communications, crisis management, and public affairs, along with community engagement in electoral politics and business. She was also the Chief of Staff for New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, Press Secretary to Rev. Al Sharpton, Public Relations Advisor to the attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr and more. Click here, to learn more about Rachel Noerdlinger.
Lori Montague is the Director of Operations at Jazz House, a community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz. Lori leads the efforts in planning and executing the organization’s biggest annual events, including Body & Soul, Inside the Jazz Note, and the Montclair Jazz Festival. She is a long time advocate of the arts and works with her organization to ensure every student has access to music, education, mentoring, and apprenticeship. Lori was recently honored by the New Jersey State Assembly and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for her accomplishments and work in the community