Purple Power Recap

Well, BFDC sisters, another Purple Power has officially gone into the books!

Here is a quick recap of our fabulous day:

We began our seminar with a trip to the theater to view Lee Daniels’ new film, “The Butler”. (Which actually reached number 1 at the box office this weekend!) There, we enjoyed popcorn (in cute purple buckets) and dove into the intriguing movie.

When we were done, we colored Florida State University’s campus purple, and enjoyed an afternoon of discussions and speakers. Our first discussion related to the portrayal of women throughout “The Butler”which included various viewpoints related to women in film, history, and society.

After a delicious lunch (courtesy of California Chicken Grill) and beautiful cupcakes (thank you Lolani!) we had our first speaker, Jenay Sermon, who spoke about communication and how it is “not a two way street, but a four way stop”. Next, our very own National Director Dr. Sandra Miles spoke about women in the workplace (with a focus on African-American women) and their experiences navigating through workplace politics. Finally, Dr. Annette Singleton Jackson graced us with her presence as she spoke about personal branding and making sure we’re offering something that others want to acquire! Everyone was engaged with all of our speakers and learned a lot about themselves and each other.

Following our seminar, our collegiate officers and voting delegates met to receive information related to our new chapter policies and elect Maya Francis as the 2013-2014 National Collegiate Representative! Congratulations Maya!!

I hope everyone had as great a time as I did! Please feel free to email any suggestions you have for improvement and we’ll see you at Purple Power 2014!