NAWBO honor local entrepreneur
Simone I. Smith, owner of SIS jewelry collection, has been named a Rising Star of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles (NAWBOLA) and will be recognized during the group’s 27th annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon April 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.
Smith, who is married to actor L.L. Cool J and is a survivor of a rare form of bone cancer diagnosed in 2004, has created a line of jewelry that inspires women to not only tap into their own personal style but to also feel comfortable and bold enough to incorporate new things as well.
The luncheon follows an entrepreneur’s conference, “Bacon Donuts: Practical Planning for Brilliantly Risky Ideas,” held from 7:30-11 a.m.
Admission to the luncheon is $150 for members and $200 for non-members with early-bird specials available until Feb. 26. That cost is $100 and $150, respectively. Advance registration is strongly suggested. Admission to the conferences is $125 for members/ $175 non-members. Participants who register for both events recieve a $50 discount. For additional information, go to the NAWBOLA website at www.nawbola.org or call (213) 622-3200.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Actress and author Holly Robinson Peete joined women volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Lowe’s yesterday to rehabilitate a home. Peete was among nearly 10,000 women who volunteered at Habitat construction sites this week across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 4-12.
A mother of four, Peete is the national spokesperson for National Women Build Week 2013 and a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity.
Kerry Washington has long been a star on the big screen, but with ABC’s “Scandal” she’s now also one of the hottest stars on TV.
The 36-year-old is reveling in her moment, as she tells Elle magazine in its June issue that she’s “the luckiest broad in Hollywood now.”
“To be the lead actor on ‘Scandal’ and to be in the highest-earning [Quentin] Tarantino movie [‘Django Unchained’], I don’t get to ask for more.”
You can never underestimate the power of prayer. And when you specifically ask Jesus to pray for you, get ready to be blessed. Problem is you want your prayers to be answered immediately. After all, Jesus is the Son of God. God listens to Him, right? But it didn’t happen immediately for me. I wanted off the street right then and there. I was diligently looking for blessings, jumping at everything that looked promising to me, hoping it was a blessing from God. As a result, it caused me a lot of heartache.
ROSEMEAD, Calif.—Growing up in Tema on the Atlantic coast of Ghana, Ewurabena Mensa-Wood had the dream of one day becoming a pilot. “There were no women flying in Ghana when I was growing up,” she said. “I raised a few eyebrows whenever I brought the subject up.”
It’s hard to believe that my darkest hour turned out to be my journey into the Light.
For nearly a year I’ve been homeless, sleeping on friends’ couches, or in a spare room, staying in a motel when I could afford it, and ultimately sleeping in my car.