The 11th Annual Women of Color Expo
The 2020 Women of Color Expo Oklahoma City is expected to be one of the best ones yet, featuring stars, seminars, fashion shows, and a stage play. On Saturday, April 4th, at 9:00am to 6:00pm, the Metro Technology Center’s Springlake campus will be the host venue of the Women of Color Expo of Oklahoma City.
Now in its eleventh year and The Women of Color Expo Oklahoma City is one of Oklahoma’s premier events for women. With an estimated 6,000 women in attendance, the Women of Color Expo ranks among the largest gatherings of its kind in Oklahoma.
This event is organized and produced by Perry Publishing and Broadcasting with the intent to unify women of color of varying ages and backgrounds and to strengthen bonds within the community.
The Women of Color Expo will feature a host of entrepreneurs offering goods and services to expo attendees.
Like previous Women of Color Expos, the day will be jam packed with workshops, seminars and super sessions focusing on health, wellness, finances, family and entrepreneurship. New this year will be an exclusive stage play designed only for the Expo, “Jerri Lynn’s presents Thank Goodness, It’s Friday!” This will be a special one of kind stage play that will be a hit at the Expo.
The Expo’s awards luncheon has been changed to a brunch and will still recognize women who are deemed pillars of the Oklahoma City community and are making a difference.
Among this year’s honorees are Lifetime Achievement recipients The Honorable Annita Bridges and former Oklahoma County Commissioner and Oklahoma City Councilwoman Willa Johnson; The Woman of the Year is Cecilia Robinson-Woods, Superintendent of Millwood Public Schools; Kim Malone with Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma City is the Corporate Woman of the Year; Delonia “Dee” Lowe is Entrepreneur of the Year; Dr. Stephanie Bills, Associate Superintendent of Metro Technology Centers is Educator of the Year; Kartina Mc Daniel, the First Lady of N.E. Missionary Baptist Church is Public Servant of the Year; Rita Freeney founder of Sista’s in Motion is an Impact Award Recipient and Sippin’ Sistas organization is an Impact Award recipient. The Black Girls Rock recipients are Gladys Green a senior at Edmond North High School and Kayshe Houser a graduating senior at Langston University.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear this year’s keynote speaker, Hollywood actress Lisa Raye who has been featured in a host of movies, The Players Club; The Wood; and Beauty Shop and television shows Single ladies and Lisa Raye The Real McCoy.
The awards brunch will be hosted by KRMP AM/FM Heart and Soul 92.1 & 1140 and Open Mic Talk Show host Launa West.
Keeping with tradition of the expo, Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma City are giving patrons the opportunity to register to win a free Mercedes Benz.
The Women of Color Expo is free to attend the only event that has a cost to enter is the Awards Brunch that starts at 11:00am with tickets priced at $40.00.
To purchase awards luncheon tickets go online at ticketstorm.com; by phone at 1-866-966-1777 or stop by the Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company located at 1457 NE 23rd Street in Oklahoma City.
This Expo is also sponsored by Mid America Christian University; FOX 25; Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma City; Tinker Federal Credit Union, Metro Technology Centers.