(Dallas, Texas) - On 10/22 Dallas Professional Women Organization (DPW) in partnership with Electrician On Call & 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse celebrated women empowerment, community leaders, all industries and the local business community that provides products and services in the DFW area by spotlighting businesses, organizations, and women-led initiatives.
DPW Leadership Council Member Shampaigne Graves interviewed attendees like Ananda Kripa the Chief Editor and CEO of Top Pick Media, Documentary Producer Erica Taylor and Amber Jamshed, Founder of the Professional Women platform alongside others women leaders to learn more about their perspectives to support women networking groups like Dallas Professional Women and here's what they had to say!
“My career passion is recruiting some of the best real estate professionals in the Dallas area, empowering small businesses and lifting up others. Organizations like Dallas Professional Women help women grow to the next level while giving back" - LisaKay Gurney, DPW Local Leadership Council Member
Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert, candidate for Texas Governor encouraged attendees to continue working together and keeping advocacy in the forefront. Her powerful speech inspired and challenged our attendees to step up into leadership and really commit to empowering one another.
"Empowerment is all about giving others the strength and strategy to move forward so we can all achieve more! Being a DPW and HPW member means I feel supported in my professional and civic duties for the state of Texas" - Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert, Global Member
DPW Member Maria Taylor, owner of Alpha and Omega Kreations attending her second Local Leadership Lunch and was inspired by the women in the room
"Empowerment means supporting one another and feeling supported too! All the women at the events are energetic and professionals. We inspire each other to do more!" - Maria Taylor, DPW Member & Entrepreneur
"Empowerment means sharing our gifts to listen, learn and support one another! DPW has a culture of helping one another, fostering a culture of collaboration and learning about one another. All these women in the room bring that energy of empowerment." - Gloria Granados, Woman Of the Week Honoree
Our guest speaker Sherry Brown Bedinger, advocate for health, wellness and supporting U.S. families drove 4 hours to attend the meeting to provide all attendees information about the supply chain disruption, cost saving tips, trends and helping women business owners understand the trends ahead. Committed to supporting household in the United States with safe solutions, Sherry's passion to empower women shined!
Amber Jamshed, Founder of Dallas Professional Women
“I would like to give a huge kudos to Irum Jones and her amazing Local Leadership Council Members for demonstrating leadership and collaboration across the board. They all bring an element of social responsibility and increasing the bottom line for all businesses, all while celebrating members! This is how women empowerment should look like, feel like and how empowerment should be celebrated! I'm so proud to see our members reach new heights!
In addition to learning about new trends, #WomanOfTheWeek honorees were celebrated too!
Many prominent community leaders, city officials, influencers and media personalities attended including: Jordi Bostock, Tammany Stern, Donna Skell, Dr. Alicia Makaye, June Jenkins, Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert, RJ Patel, Gloria Granados, Althea Williamson, Amber Jones, Zondra Evans, Lori Dickson and Zara Jones.
Events like this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our members, sponsors and the community. We want everyone to live the American Dream! We’re so inspired by the energy, commitment and paths that have been trailblazed for us and we hope to carry the torch to create more opportunities for all people to connect!”
Thank you to our generous Sponsors: Electrician On Call, 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse, Boss Babes Co, Realtor Amber Jamshed -The only realtor you will ever want, Irum Rashid - Shaneel Mitha Real Estate Services, Mahmood Ahmed, Zest of Life With Zara, Top Pick Media, NTV, Zondra TV Network, Noxx Media Group, Aslam Javani, Shaukat Maredia, Urdu Times, Neeta Sane, Nusrat Laghari, Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert, HUMFM RADIO, Houston Professional Women Organization (HPWO), Le Meglio, Ram Mehta, Dr. Amber Dazzle, DW Weekly, and On Call Service Pros and Crystal Chatmon Photography for their continued support!
About Dallas Professional Women & Houston Professional Women: Our organization believes in celebrating the achievements of all women. We believe in the power of collaboration instead of competition and commit to celebrating all women by empowering them to reach their full potential. We are a women-led community organization that strives to connect, inspire & promote businesses to increase profits while amplifying their voices and actions as socially responsible companies. #HPWO #DPWO #HPW