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Women Interactive is a creative technology festival for women with a special focus on women of color who produce and share media content taking place in the Cosby Building at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia on October 13, 2012. In keeping with the fast paced nature of technology, the WI Festival will allow college students, collegiate faculty, technology and media professionals and enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with innovative technology by following the three pillars on which the festival is based: Interaction, Education and Inspiration. The three pillars are exemplified through three festival tracks: Creating Content, Sharing Content and Monetizing Creativity.
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Saturday, October 13


Interactive Exhibit: Techturized

Join the ladies of Techturized in the Interactive Atrium and tell your hair story! Have you recently gone natural? Are you thinking about going natural? Do you just meet the love of your life? Tell your story at Techturized.


About Techturized

Techturized is the ubiquitous place to talk, shop, and get personal advice for hair. We help brands understand their customers and give women personal hair recommendations. This experience revolutionizes the way women interact with each other by connecting through hair and intimate details about their life. From receiving recommendations to retrospective reminiscing, Techturized is a destination for personal guidance and self-expression.


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Techturized is the ubiquitous place to talk, shop, and get personal advice for hair. We help brands understand their customers and give women personal hair recommendations. This experience revolutionizes the way women interact with each other by connecting through hair and intimate... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 10:00am - 1:30am
Interactive Atrium


Interactive Exhibit: Uber Atlanta

Uber Atlanta, an on demand private car service, will be doing a demo of their app which allows people to call a driver from their smartphone or iPad.

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Uber is your on-demand private driver. Stop by their table in the Interactive Atrium for an on site demo of how this car service works!

Saturday October 13, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Interactive Atrium



The Women Interactive Registration Table is located in the Interactive Atrium. Attendees will be able to purchase tickets all day and also use the Registration Table as a resource for festival information.

Saturday October 13, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Interactive Atrium


Tech Talk: Building a Personal Brand Online
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Lamar and Ronnie Tyler

Founders, Black and Married with Kids
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler have used social media to build an online movement around promoting healthy families and marriages in the African American community. The Tylers are the creators of the award-winning blog BlackandMarriedWithKids.com (BMWK). The site has been featured in... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Cosby Auditorium


Workshop: Music & The Internet, Learn How to Promote & Sell Your Music Online

Learn How to Promote & Self Your Music Online with attorney, musician and visiual artist and activist, Stacy Epps. Including tips on fan websites, gigs, music licensing opportunities etc.


Stacy Epps is unique in her success in the two realms of the law and the arts. Stacy Epps is an
entertainment attorney, an artist/musician and an instructor of music business, who is distinctly
attuned to the needs of artists and creative professionals. These two worlds blend perfectly for Stacy Epps in her need for balance in using her intellectual and artistic side. Stacy Epps earned her Bachelor of Arts with high distinction in Sociology and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California where she focused on entertainment law. While at USC Law, Stacy served as President of the Black Law Students Association and the Entertainment Law Society. She also studied abroad for six weeks in South Africa at the University of the Western Cape Law School, where she studied South African Constitutional Law.

Upon graduation, Stacy Epps, worked on her music and business full time. This culminated in the release of Stacy’s album “The Awakening” via her own imprint Japanubia Musik, LLC. She toured around the world sharing her message of love, light and healing with the people. She also handled all of the business aspects in relation to this release. Stacy also worked with a boutique entertainment law firm, whom she still currently consults with. Stacy then started her own firm, Epps Harrell, LLC that is dedicated to servicing the needs of very selective clients whose art she truly believes in. Stacy’s practice focuses on entertainment transactions including drafting and negotiating producer and artist deals, intellectual property issues related to trademarks and copyrights, publishing and licensing issues particularly related to music.

Stacy has a passion of sharing her knowledge and experience with the younger generations. She is able to do this through her position as an adjunct faculty member of music business at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Stacy is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Entertainment and Sports Bar Section and the American Bar Association.

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Stacy Epps

Attorney, Consultant, Artist, Innovator, Japanubia
STACY EPPS | Attorney, Consultant, Artist, Innovator Stacy Epps is unique in her success in the two realms of the law and the arts. Stacy Epps is an | entertainment attorney, an artist/musician and an instructor of music business, who is distinctly | attuned to the needs of artists... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Room 2


Interactive Exhibit: Ask the Creative

Get a one on one session with a Tech Creative who has success in blogging, graphics, filmmaking, animation, music and more! Ask your questions and get the answers you need!

Here is the schedule of creatives:

Pamela Sanders 11am - 11:40am
Oronike Odeleye 11:50pm - 12:30pm
Keisha Solomon 12:40pm -1:20pm
Terra Coles 1:30pm -2:10pm
Erika Hartfield 2:20pm - 3:10pm
NA!RA 3:20pm-4:00pm
Luckie Daniels 4:10-5:00pm

Attendees will sign up for their one on one consult at the Ask A Creative Table the day of the event.

All sessions are 10 minutes.

Snapshot of Creatives:

Oronike Odeleye: Graphic Design and Project Management

Pamela Sanders: Writer and Blogger

Luckie Daniels: Social Media Strategist and Web 2.0 Expert

Erica Hartfield: Content Creator and Blogger

Kisha Solomon: Writer and Content Manager

NA!RA: Music Production and Graphic Design

Terra Coles: Portrait Photographeer and Food Entrepreneur

For more information about our creatives, visit www.womeninteractive.net/2012/10/11/ask-the-creative

Saturday October 13, 2012 10:30am - 6:00pm
Interactive Atrium


Tech Talk: Blogging: How to Get Started, How to Get Paid

Learn the ins and outs of Blogging from Industry Profesionals. Moderated by digital strategist, Lauren Thomas this panel includes:


Christan Rochon -Divas & Dorks

Mattie James - Mattieologie, Director of Fashion Bloggers of Color

Tami Reed- Talking with Tami

Lamar & Ronnie Tyler- Black and Married with Kids.com


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Lauren Thomas

Lauren Thomas is a digital marketing strategist with a passion for connecting with people through social media, storytelling, and travel. | She has developed social media strategies, launched influencer outreach campaigns and conducted social media training seminars for a variety... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Cosby Auditorium


Lunch/Break Out Sessions

Attendees are responsible for getting their own lunch. However the Spelman College cafeteria is open and can offer great food options for you. There are also several great places to eat on Peters street.

Attendees are also encourage to brown bag it and enjoy their lunch in our Network Connection sitting area just outside the Cosby Building.

Saturday October 13, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spelman Food Court


Screening: The Unstoppable Edwina Chambers

When conspirators benefit from the impotence of the masses, they shake in their evil penny-loafers and gym shoes when finding out that a hero has stood up to their injustice - a hero who doesn't back down - an avatar with selfless purpose - a champion that knows no fear. She is Edwina. And soon they all understand that SHE IS UNSTOPPABLE.

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:10pm - 1:25pm
Screening Room 1


Screening: New Webseries - Mommy Uncensored

Watch two episodes of new webseries, Mommy Uncensored. The Bernie Mac Show meets The New Adventures of Old Christine in this web series that chronicles stay at home mom, Karen Wright’s, uncharted journey through the crazy realities of motherhood. Based on real-mommy experiences, Karen’s unorthodox approach to motherhood often puts her in hilarious situations with each episode resulting in her sharing her innermost feelings and insecurities confessional-style in the one place she can find refuge, the bathroom.


Charity Jordan created, produces and stars in this hilarious yet sometimes dramatic salute to all mothers around the world who have come to the realization that Claire Huxtable made it look a lot easier than it really is.




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Charity J

Executive Producer, Mommy Uncensored
From The Creator & Executive Producer of “Mommy UNcensored” | Through Karen, Charity turns real-life tears into relatable punch lines that uncover some of women’s silliest, secretive pressures they place upon themselves and others.  Charity Jordan has a passion for youth... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Screening Room 2


Tech Talk: Creating and Selling Your App

Join Tiffany Simpkins Russell as she speaks about her experience going from a newbie to someone with a great app. Learn more about her app at http://www.asongformiles.com.

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Tiffany Simpkins Russell

Consultant, T. Alexandra Consulting
As an educational consultant, Dr. Russell provides consulting in the areas of leadership and organizational development, change management and workplace diversity.  She presents scholarly papers at national conferences and serves as a panelist on myriad topics including program evaluation... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Cosby Auditorium


Workshop: The PR Social: PR & Social Media

TweetChat: #PRsocial

This workshop is designed to discuss the pinning, posting, tweeting new frontier of Public Relations. 

To follow this course you can also purchase "Are You In" ebook on PR: http://areyouininc.com/ebook/


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Nicole Garner

C.E.O., The Garner Circle
Nicole Garner, a product of Georgia State University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, is the principle of the high profile events planning, fashion and lifestyle, public relations and marketing firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Beginning her career under the guidance of some of... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Room 1


Screening: Unfinished

An East Indian mother's last will and testament proves a powerful catalyst, ultimately reconnecting her long-estranged African-American husband with their now fully-grown daughter.

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Screening Room 1


Screening: Issa Rae Productions Presents...

Issa Rae Productions presents three episodes of the popular web series, The Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl.

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Screening Room 2


Workshop: Citizen Journalism 101

Learn how to turn your blog or website to into a viable media source! Be the go to for news networks, shows, political blogs and more with news, politico and crime blogger Kimora Cochran.

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Kimora Cochran

Kimora Cochran.com
If model turned mogul Kimora Lee and legendary defense attorney Johnnie Cochran were to have had a love child… She would be the result, in the flesh! Born in Arizona, but was raised in the mitten everyone else calls Michigan; Kimora dabbled in modeling, featured on book covers and... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Room 2


Workshop: Digital Activism: The Revolution on Your Computer Screen

Learn how to use the internet to promote social causes.

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Jinean Robinson

Creator/Founder, Bird Studios
Jinean Robinson, president and founder of Bird Studios, and creative director of its projects, is considered one of the leading authorities on design for social innovation. Brands, celebrities & non-profits alike refer to her for transformative cause marketing programs. But she says... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Room 2


Tech Talk: Crowd Funding 101, Raise Funds for Your Next Creative Project

Presented by Felecia Hatcher, Crowd Funding 101, will present simple tips on how to create a successful crowd funding campaign. Crowd Funding is the latest trend for entrepreneurs and creatives alike. Using sites like Kickstarter and Indie GoGo new businesses are finding creative ways to fund their businesses.


About Felecia Hatcher

Felecia Hatcher is an author, social entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Pops. For the past decade Felecia has dedicated her life to inspiring a new generation of leaders through her conversational talks on Entrepreneurship, College Funding and Personal Branding. Hatcher has been honored by the White House as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs under 30, Featured on the NBC Today Show-Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History, a TEDx Presenter and featured on the Cooking Channel, Inc Magazine, Wall Street Journal Japan, Entrepreneur, Essence Magazine and Black Enterprise.​

See past Felecia Hatcher talks: http://www.feleciahatcher.com/#!media/c2402



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Felicia Hatcher

Feverish Ice Cream
Felecia is an author, social entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Pops. For the past decade Felecia has dedicated her life to inspiring a new generation of leaders through her conversational talks on Entrepreneurship, College Funding and Personal... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cosby Auditorium


Interactive Exhibit: A Song for Miles

What is Soul Music? A Song for Miles takes children on a colorful and musical journey. Through the lyrics of soul songs by artists like Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Marvin Gaye, children learn the meaning of determination, kindness, and love. A Song for Miles nurtures children's inquisitive nature and love of music and sounds, all while teaching valuable lessons and the importance of having good character.

A Song for Miles is compatible with school-based character education curriculum. The story creatively aligns with character traits such as initiative, compassion, civility, respect, empathy, responsibility, and perseverance. Character development is an integral part of raising respectful and happy children and A Song for Miles will appeal to parents as it creates a platform for values discussions. Children enjoy the colorful pages while parents and music lovers appreciate the musical content and paying tribute to their favorite soul music artists.

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A Song for Miles

What is Soul Music? A Song for Miles takes children on a colorful and musical journey. Through the lyrics of soul songs by artists like Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Marvin Gaye, children learn the meaning of determination, kindness, and love. A Song for Miles nurtures... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Interactive Atrium


Interactive Exhibit: The Legacy Movement

The Legacy Movement

There is a VAST knowledge and opportunity gap that exists in the U.S. and we aim to significantly narrow that gap. Our vision is to develop a transformational organization that promotes and executes the creation of generational wealth through entrepreneurship and business ownership in under-served communities. Our movement will be open to EVERYONE, but we will make concerted efforts to partner with individuals and organizations that are aligned with our vision to help increase economic and educational opportunities for women, military veterans, and minorities.

We're like a LinkedIn for businesses. www.legacymovement.net.

Saturday October 13, 2012 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Interactive Atrium


Screening: Spelman DMIS Presents: Invisible Heroes: African American Women in the Military

Spelman College's Digital Moving Salon presents: Invisible Heroes, African American Women in The Military. Produced by Spelman College students Carina-Michelle Francis and Jamiere Smith.

Film Synopsis

African-American women have served in every U.S. war effort and yet they have never been the face of the hero. “Invisible Heroes: African American Women in the Military” features African-American women veterans who continue to struggle with the casualties of war upon returning home.  Featured in the documentary is Shoshana Johnson, the first African-American female prisoner of war. 


Saturday October 13, 2012 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Screening Room 2


Workshop: Composing the Digital Image

Learn the ins and outs of digital photography and easy tips to make your photos go from amateur to professional in a flash!

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Scott Clark King

Media Production Manager, Atlanta Public Schools
Media Production Manager in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) | | Mr. Scott Clark King is an experienced professional with over sixteen years of employment in the digital media field.  He has skills in many facets of multimedia, including video graphic, photographic and studio... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Room 1


Workshop: Learn How to Create a Viable Online Publication

Leran how to make your online magazine a viable publication with founder and creator Candace Bazemore of Sister Girl News!

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Candace Bazemore

Founder, Sister Girl News/JLane Media
Candace Bazemore is reaching new heights as a highly creative and multitalented business and community leader. Candace is the President of J. Lane Media Company, an Atlanta-based graphic design firm. Candace is also the Publisher of Sister Girl News, a web magazine and radio show... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Room 2


Tech Talk: Monetizing Your Creativity: Become a Leader of the PAC

Learn how to monetize your creativity and be a leader of the P.A.C. (Peers Audience Customers) with Dryer Buzz.com founder, Yalanda Lattimore!

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Yalanda Lattimore

Founder, Dryer Buzz
Yalanda P. Lattimore has over 20 years engaging niche audiences and celebrates a decade in new media as the founder of DryerBuzz.com.  Steadily building her media brand since founding DryerBuzz.com in 2002, driven to the industry for lack of diversity in media, Yalanda also launched... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Cosby Auditorium


Workshop: How Creatives Can Bid On Government Contracts

Learn how to bid on government contracts for creatives. The federal government hires for everything and they need you! Video Production, Editing, Educational Services etc. Learn how to get your company recognized and start bidding.

Saturday October 13, 2012 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Room 2


Workshop: Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Evita Kaigler of EGK Law Offices is an experienced Music Business Attorney who will offer great insight into how to protect your ideas and creativity. Learn more about her at http://www.evitakaigler.com

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Evita Kaigler

Owner, Law Offices of Evita G. Kaigler
Established in 2006, the Law Offices of Evita G. Kaigler, LLC is a champion for musical integrity while supporting its clients in three main areas of their careers: the music, the business and the brand. As the firm’s owner and principal, Evita finds great love and purpose... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Room 1


Screening: In the Wake of Posedion and River Deep

1. In the Wake of Poseidon: Is a motion graphics short that visual conveys the poem "In the Wake of Poseidon". Adobe Illustrator and Aftereffects was used in creating the short.

2.  River Deep:  Is a Intonation motion graphic project that uses the variation of tone used when speaking.  Tina Tuner's River Deep Mountain High was inspiration for this project.  Adobe Illustrator and Aftereffects was used in creating the short.

Saturday October 13, 2012 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Screening Room 1


Screening: Project Blaq Presents: Unwritten Rules & Lena Street

Project Blaq, a webchannel for people of color, presents a collection of shorts written, directed, and/or produced by women of Color. Today's Feature is The Unwritten Rules & Lena Street

About Unwritten Rules

Based on the book, “40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule: The Diary of a Nigger, Negro, Colored, Black, African-American Woman” (Butterfly Ink Publishing, 2004), "The Unwritten Rules" examines the comedic realities of Racey Jones, an African-American in a predominantly white workplace

Lena Street

Meet The Lena Street Ladies: A brand new scripted series about 4 young women living and attending school together in Atlanta while striving to maintain some level of sanity. Join them on their bumpy ride to independence...This is only the beginning. Welcome to Lena Street ;-)

Saturday October 13, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Screening Room 2


Screening: Friday Girl TV Presents

The Girl's Guide to Chic is the web series featured on Friday Girl TV created by its parent company, Girl Genius Productions.

Featuring Sabrina Rose as a host, The Girl's Guide to Chic gives quick tips to help you increase your chic and up your fabulous quotient in a flash.

Saturday October 13, 2012 4:10pm - 4:25pm
Screening Room 1



Workshop: Learn How Atlanta Funds Artists

Workshop facilitated by Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Info given on grants and programs for Atlanta artists and contacts at Atlanta Arts Council.

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Alex Delotch Davis

Grants Development Officer, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
ALEX DELOTCH DAVIS Alex Delotch Davis is an officer of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs where she is responsible for creating partnerships with corporations and foundations in support of Atlanta’s rich culture and arts programs that serve thousands of citizens and... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Room 1


Workshop: Video Production Boot Camp

Learn the simple how to tips on video production from Amani Channel.

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Amani Channel

Amani Channel is a specialist in traditional and digital media. During his career he's worked as a news reporter, content/community manager, media consultant, and he's an award-winning video producer.  He currently serves as a Professional Adjunct at the University of West Georgia... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Room 1


Screening: Black Women Film Network Presents: Middle of Nowhere

Black Women Film Network presentation of a sneak peak of writer/director Ava DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere".

Film Synopsis

When her husband is sentenced to 8 years in prison, Rudy drops out of med school in order to focus on her husband's well being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

About The Black Women Film Network

The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) was founded to increase the numbers of women of all cultures in the film industry and related areas. The organization seeks to preserve the voice of Black women, and unheard part of Black History, through programs that empower and educate.

The Black Women Film Network was established in 1997 for the sole purpose of preserving the voice of Black women through film. The organization provides scholarships to students who are actively pursuing a career in film, screenwriting or a related areas; screenings; workshops and seminars, and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group. Support to women who are trying to make a career in film is a primary goal of the organization. Annually, the group salutes those who have excelled in this difficult industry. The works of black women on film can be an inspiration and teaching tool for us all, a valuable means for capturing an often unheard of part of Black History. BWFP seeks to preserve that voice.

Saturday October 13, 2012 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Screening Room 2


Tech Talk: Use Social Media & Mobile Marketing to Build Your Business

Presented by Tamiko Hope Founder of Word Ink this talk is all about learning how to market yourself, your company, your brand to the masses. Tamiko's company, Word Ink, boasts such clients as Janelle Monae, Andre 3000, Rocko, DJ Spinz, Sonny Digital and more..

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Tamiko Hope

President, Word Ink
Tamiko Hope, founder of publicity firm Word Ink, began her illustrious PR career while interning at the groundbreaking LaFace Records in Atlanta, Georgia.  She has been an integral part of the growing success of southern artists, spearheading the campaigns of noteworthy talent... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Cosby Auditorium


Workshop: Script Writing for the Web

Learn how to master the skill of creating short form episodes, films for the web with Emmy-nominated writer and transmedia producer, Haj.



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Creator/Founder, Tickles TV
HaJ is an Emmy-nominated film, video and media producer with over 15 years of production, management and development experience. She worked in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta creating impactful niche media content for broad audiences. HaJ has developed her craft by working at Sony... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 4:55pm - 5:40pm
Room 1


Screening: The Punnany Diaries

The Punanny Diaries-Episode

The Punanny Diaries is a series about what happens after a woman decides to become celibate while continuing to date and look for Mr. Right. This funny, compelling and intriguing series explores how her decision not to have sex affects everyone around her.

In the first episode, Cozy experiences a series of relationships that go horribly wrong and it inspires her to make some personal changes.

For more information about the series, visit www.thepunannydiaries.com.


Saturday October 13, 2012 5:10pm - 5:25pm
Screening Room 1


Tech Talk: Be Inspired!

Closeout Speaker, Steve Harvey's daughter, Brandi Harvey Founder and C.E.O. of Young, Fit and Fly and Director of Harvey Girl Enterprises inspires the audience to take the information they have amassed to go out and change the world!

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Brandi Harvey

C.E.O., Young, Fit and Fly & Harvey Girl Enterprises
For almost 10 years, Brandi Harvey has served people in need through a number of community outreach programs and initiatives. Formerly an educator in the Los Angeles Unified School District, Brandi is committed to teaching young women the importance of striving for excellence in their... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2012 5:30pm - 5:50pm
Cosby Auditorium