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Women's Empowerment Summit set for March 1

Summit poster

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will hold the 2019 Women’s Empowerment Summit on March 1.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in University Center Annex.  

The Women’s Empowerment Summit will be a full-day event allowing attendees from across the state to engage in meaningful conversations with motivational speakers. This year’s theme is Phenomenal Woman.

The cost for the general public is $45; $35 for UNCP employees; $30 for veterans and senior citizens; and $25 for UNCP students. A table for eight can be purchased for $350.

First Lady Rebecca Cummings will provide opening remarks.

Guest speakers will include Sonia Pressman Fuentes, pioneer and a leader of the Second Wave women’s feminist movement; Nikki Jacobs, fashion model and UNCP alumna; Dr. Cindy Love, director of Professional Development at Saint Augustine’s University; LynnDee Horne, licensed professional counselor supervisor in North Carolina and director of UNCP’s Counseling and Psychological Services; and Evelyn Cheek, office manager of Counseling and Psychological Services at UNCP.

A panel discussion entitled ‘Strength, Courage and Wisdom’ will include District Court Judge Brooke Clark; Bryana Carrington, UNCP student and Miss Greater Carolina; Retired Navy Commander Brigit Carter, associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Duke University’s School of Nursing; Faline Locklear Dial, Robeson County commissioner; and Cheryl Davis, chief medical officer for Scotland Health.

“The summit will again feature the retail therapy portion of the program – S.O.S. Support our Sister,” said Mary Beth Locklear, director of the Office for Regional Initiatives.

“Women entrepreneurs will be in attendance throughout the summit selling their special goods and products.”

To register online or for a mail-in registration form, visit For more information or help registering, call 910.775.4000.