Blessings in a Book Bag, a local nonprofit founded by 94.1 the Beat radio host Weslyn ‘Lady Mahogany’ Bowers, held its inaugural Savannah Sisterhood
Symposium. last week, November 3-5, 2017.
The three-day community resource fair and festival was designed to empower the women in our area.
The symposium kicked off with a Community Partner Mixer on Nov. 3 at B Historic, a free C-Port Expo on Nov. 4, and culminated with the Women’s Empowerment Brunch Sunday, Nov. 5 at the International Longshoremen’s Hall. During the brunch, a dozen area women were recognized for their contributions to their industries.
This year’s Stride Award Honorees include: Savannah Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett for education; Girls on the Run founder Kathy McCarthy for health and wellness; Assistant City Attorney Denise Cooper for legal services; Retired Nurse Carla Thompson Lasseter for health care; Criminal Defense Attorney Stephanie Burgess for law; Loop It Up Savannah Founder Molly Lieberman for community service; WSAV Coastal Sunrise Anchor Kim Gusby for media/ journalism; Retired Asst. Chief of Police Julie Tolbert for law enforcement; Director of Sales and Marketing at B Historic Savannah, Kai Williams, for hospitality; The American Dream Team Realtor, Marilyn McDonald, for real estate; and Harambee House founder, Dr. Mildred McClain, for hometown heroism.. For more info visit: blessingsinabookbag.org or call: (912) 436- 9094.