Am I My Sister’s Keeper? The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Says Yes!

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Honors Local Women Leaders at the 3rd Annual My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon on September 16

Charlotte, NC (June 28, 2017) – The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Queen City Metropolitan Chapter (NCBW-QCMC) will host its annual My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon on September 16 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte City Center. The luncheon serves as NCBW-QCMC’s largest fundraiser and will honor local African American women leaders for their work in the community and award monetary scholarships to area students seeking higher education. This year’s event will be hosted by media personality and WBTV News anchor Christine Sperow.

Now in its third year, NCBW-QCMC’s My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon continues to serve as a much-needed celebration of female empowerment and educational advancement in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The luncheon’s theme, “Honoring Women Who Serve,” is a direct reflection of what the organization is all about – providing genuine support and advocating for women and girls of color.

This year’s luncheon will highlight the achievements of those who personify the spirit of the organization:

  • Five African American women who have made significant strides in the areas of health, education, economic empowerment, strategic alliances and civic engagement will be honored for the work they do in their respective field to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • One woman will be given an award for being an “unsung hero,” whose accomplishments have proven worthy of public accolades and recognition.
  • Five scholarships will be given: three to high school students, one to a nursing student, and one to a nontraditional student (an adult woman looking to return to school after a lapse) to help her continue her studies.

An estimated 300 guests are expected to attend the third annual luncheon. Before the luncheon begins, there will be a silent auction starting at 11:00 a.m. with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with professionals from a variety of industries – i.e. the civic, corporate and private sectors. Funds raised from the silent auction will go towards the scholarship fund and supporting other programs including NCBW-QCMC’s signature mentoring program, Building Bridges to Success, which affords young women ages 12-17 with the opportunity to recognize their full potential by offering educational, developmental, and cultural events related to health and wellness, leadership, personal and career development.

Tickets are currently on sale. To RSVP and purchase, visit www.ncbw-qcmc.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For all media inquiries, to obtain press credentials or to schedule an interview with event organizers, contact Jameka Whitten at 704.965.3297 or jameka@jswmediagroup.com. On-site interviews will also be available.

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About The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Queen City Metropolitan Chapter

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Queen City Metropolitan Chapter is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of women and girls of color. The organization focuses on empowering women to be leaders in their community and careers.  The Coalition serves as a change agent through advocacy work to influence public policy that promotes gender equity in health, education and economic empowerment. www.ncbw-qcmc.org.

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