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Women Elevating Women Hosting Multicultural Women’s Symposium

Stacy M. Brown | 3/2/2018, 6 a.m.
Professional forums that cater to the multicultural, businesswoman are largely absent, according to Betty J. Hines, a strategic business consultant ...

Professional forums that cater to the multicultural, businesswoman are largely absent, according to Betty J. Hines, a strategic business consultant who works with CEOs and their executive management teams.

Multicultural businesswomen are in search of a community that’s forged with other like-minded women business professionals where they can attain successful strategies and tactics to assist them in maintaining their current success while also discovering how to scale and grow, Hines said.

Strategic Business Consultant Betty J. Hines is among the organizers of the Multicultural Women’s Symposium

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Strategic Business Consultant Betty J. Hines is among the organizers of the Multicultural Women’s Symposium

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the group, Women Elevating Women plans to deliver the answer to what Hines called the long-awaited question: “Where does the multicultural woman go for sustainable professional support?”

The organization will provide one-day business symposiums dedicated to helping to build strategic alliances to scale business and enhance professional growth, using what Hines said are the five pillars to success.

“The five pillars are cultivate, courage, connect, communicate and collaborate,” said Hines, who has served as a corporate executive and is an entrepreneur, speaker, business mentor and coach and a certified group facilitator.

As an entrepreneur, Hines co-founded and owned a property and casualty company that provided small business, homeowners, and automobile insurances to the underserved urban markets in the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. communities.

Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Hines held executive and senior-level management positions at a multibillion-dollar Fortune 100 Company overseeing underwriting operations with annual revenues exceeding $500 Million.

“So, I’m branching out to lend my expertise,” said Hines, the chapter chair of the Greenbelt and Zenith II chapters of the Women Presidents Organization.

The March 6, 2018, symposium will be held at the Marriott Conference Center 3501 University Blvd East in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Phyllis Winchester Newhouse, who was named the 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, is scheduled to give the keynote address. Baltimore Ravens’ great Ray Lewis and author and entrepreneur Avis Yates Rivers are also expected to provide remarks.

Breakout session experts and moderators will include Dr. Angela Marshall; Necole Parker; Shawn Wright; Denise Smith; Dominica Grooms; Staci Redmon; Tracy Balazs; Dr. Barbara Hutchinson; Ashley Day; Nathalia Cruz; Marlee Mahipat; Marguerita Cheng; Tawana Bhagwat; Nicole Giannini; Sequena Luckett; and Y. Maria Martinez.

“This is designed to connect the multicultural business woman, be it corporate or entrepreneurs,” Hines said.

Other dates for the symposium are Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia; and Wednesday, September 12, 2018; in Dallas, Texas.

“You have a lot of women that know there has not been a platform like this,” Hines said. “But, not just women, but men and corporate America who work in diversity and inclusion. They know this is a great opportunity to hear these phenomenal women.”

Hines said there are certain things many individuals still aren’t familiar with, particularly the five pillars of success— or the “Five C’s.”

The symposiums will also tackle various ways to target businesses, including the use of social media, Hines said.

“When was the last time you used the yellow pages? You don’t,” Hines said. “I have millennials who will talk about communication in the 21st century.

“I would encourage people to come out and listen to our speakers who are speaking from real life experiences and not from research. This, I believe is important for everyone, including diversity and inclusion officers,” she said.

For more information about the symposiums, visit: www.womenelevating.com.