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ABL Super Tuesday Event Coming October 1, Strong Women Represent

WCLK's Community Focus Program is live Saturday morning and on demand here as we touch base with a diverse and dynamic cadre of women of the Atlanta Business League in advance of their Super Tuesday Conference coming up Tuesday, Oct 1 at the Downtown Mariott Marquis.

Rob Maynard is joined by Tiffany Callaway Ferrell, with AGL Resources, Patrise Perkins-Hooker with the Atlanta Beltline and Alisa Clark, an entrepreneurial small business success story for over a decade in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Business League (ABL) will encourage local entrepreneurs and business owners to have “One Great Day” during its 2013 Super Tuesday Conference, on Tuesday, October 1, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Along with a breakfast recognizing Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence, the conference will include motivating business seminars, a luncheon honoring outstanding women business owners, a health pavilion, a jobs expo and so much more.

“We are excited to present a day of empowerment and education as we present some of the most accomplished women business owners and professionals.  ABL leaders and members are honored to have these professionals share their best business practices and success stories in workshops and seminars,” said Leona Barr-Davenport, ABL president and CEO.

The conference will begin with the 18th Annual Women of Vision Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and will end with an inspirational seminar with successful female entrepreneurs beginning at 2:15 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue in downtown Atlanta.  Among the conference highlights is the Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee Mary Sallie Clark Hughes, born December 8, 1913.  Affectionately called “Mother Hughes” by many in the Atlanta community, Hughes is well known for her service to victims of poverty, fires and homelessness for more than 75 years and will be recognized during the Super Tuesday Awards Luncheon.

Business seminars throughout the day will address the theme: “One Great Day: Starting Something New.”  Concurrent workshops and seminars on key entrepreneurial topics in business will begin 10:00 a.m.

The Super Tuesday Awards luncheon begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. with awards presented in the following categories:  Millennium Pacesetter, Creative Style, Success Against The Odds and Outstanding Achievement Award (Woman of the Year). 

Serving as Conference co-chairs are three very accomplished business women: Letty Ashworth, General Manager of Global Diversity, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Sanquinetta Dover, President and CEO, Dover Solutions, Inc.; and Terrez Marriott Thompson, Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity, The Coca-Cola Company.   

The annual Super Tuesday Conference is a program designed to host business and professional women, men and students from throughout metropolitan Atlanta communities. In 1984, under the leadership of Alice White Bussey, the Women in Business Committee of the Atlanta Business League created the forum to interact and raise awareness of African-American women business owners and professionals. To purchase tickets for Super Tuesday or for more information, contact the Atlanta Business League at 404 584-8126 or on line at www.atlantabusinessleague.org.

The Atlanta Business League was established in 1933 as an affiliate of Booker T. Washington's National Business League. The organization fosters the growth, creation and development of successful business enterprise owned, operated and managed by African-Americans in metropolitan Atlanta.

ABL Staff assisted with this content