Activate 2K14 Conference Set to Inspire and Empower Women in New York City

Actresses Sherri Shepherd and Keke Palmer among top speakers and panelists

Actresses Sherri Shepherd and Keke Palmer (Image: File)

Lucinda Cross, founder of the Activate Conference, will host “Activate 2K14,” a weekend experience kicking off Sept. 19 and continuing with a series of inspirational and informative panel events at the The Times Center in New York City on Sept. 20. The conference brings together dynamic industry leaders to discuss major topics that are important to women entrepreneurs and leaders, focusing on how they can become bolder, stronger, more effective and courageous leaders in the future.

Women will be privy to a welcome reception, followed by a “Meet the Authors of the Art of Activation” event and a luxe A-list networking party.

Opening conference speakers are actresses and TV hosts Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd, currently starring in Cinderella on Broadway.

Panelists and guest speakers include entrepreneur and business consultant Jen Groover; content development & personal development coach, Nicole Roberts Jones; Janell Hazelwood, digital media journalist, speaker and Black Enterprise producer and editor;  entertainment powerhouse and lifestyle brand entrepreneur Yandy Smith; celebrity fashion and lifestyle expert, Dawn Del Russo; author and life coach Bershan Shaw; author, digital media journalist and speaker Tiphani Montgomery; Certified Empowerment Coach Felicia T. Scott; entrepreneur and philanthropist, Amber Sabathia; motivational speaker and scholar of the Institute of American Values, Samantha “Sammy D” Davis; Ash “Ash Cash” Exantus, banking professional and personal finance expert; PR and entertainment dynamo Tamiko Hope; health & wellness advocate and speaker Vanessa Cunningham; and Precious L. Williams, Esq., entrepreneur and pitch expert.

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, activist and author, will host the awards ceremony honoring leaders in their fields.

For more information on this event or to register, visit ActivatingAmerica.com/.