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Moguls Empower DC Women Entrepreneurs With Verizon Wireless
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Moguls Empower DC Women Entrepreneurs With Verizon Wireless

The National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC was full of buzz on Tuesday night with hundreds of women business owners for the Verizon Wireless Empowerment event.  Small business owners joined Verizon Wireless for an intimate evening of dialog featuring CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, President & Managing Partner of Washington Mystics and Founding Partner of BET, Sheila Johnson and returning from Verizon's last event, Founder/ Chairperson of Radio One, Inc., Cathy Hughes, facilitated by journalist and co-host of New York Live, Jacque Reid. The room was filled with everything from Vegan chefs to activists seeking to build in Africa; all looking to gain some jewels of knowledge from the larger than life media moguls that embraced the crowd.

The evening started with a fabulous reception with great food and exclusive interaction with the latest products offered by Verizon Wireless that would assist in enhancing the efficiency of the business owners.

Before the main event I had the pleasure of speaking to Sheila Johnson.  According to Ms. Johnson, “women truly should rule the world” and she was excited to bestow some knowledge to her fellow women entrepreneurs whom she feels can only have “control over their own destiny” by being in business for themselves.  Her best piece of advice for entrepreneurs?  “Watch who you let into your circle.  Stay away from energetic vampires who will suck all your energy, ride your coattails and take all the credit.” Ms. Johnson is truly the epitome of the word entrepreneur.  Her portfolio consists of everything from media to sport teams to resorts and now her own collection of Scarves inspired by her photography.  The Sheila Johnson Collection scarves are currently available on her own website, in stores at Neiman Marcus through the holidays and will be featured as a part of the Donna Karan Collection.

The evening concluded with Verizon's Director of Sales Victoria Boston opening the question and answer session with the featured guests and facilitator Jacque Reid of New York Live. All in all this was a night to remember in Washington, where women truly came together to not just empower but inspire!

 

 

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