Bishop Vashti McKenzie
As if things could get any better with the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, it is now confirmed that the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, will kick off the three days of empowerment as the Summit’s keynote speaker.
The history making Bishop McKenzie exemplifies a woman of power as she is the first woman to be elected to the level of Episcopal office in the AME denomination’s 200-year history. In addition to this tremendous accomplishment, the Bishop also served as the president of the Council of Bishops, chair of the General Conference Commission, and was the host Bishop for the 49th Session of the General Conference of the AME Church in June 2012. Bishop McKenzie was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the inaugural President’s Advisory Council of the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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Bishop McKenzie is honored to serve as the presiding prelate of the 10th Episcopal District, which is the entire state of Texas. She serves as the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Paul Quinn College and she is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the national chaplain of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
If her accomplishments aren’t impressive enough, Bishop McKenzie is also the author of five books: Not Without A Struggle and Strength in the Struggle, regarding leadership and professional growth for women; Journey to the Well on personal growth and transformation; Swapping Housewives on 21st century implications for married and unmarried love and; Those Sisters Can Preach! 22 sermons as pearls of wisdom from nationally known preachers who happen to be women.
Hear, firsthand, from Bishop McKenzie and several impactful speakers on what it what it means to Know Your Worth, Own Your Truth, and Embrace Your Power at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, March 9-12, Hilton Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida. REGISTER NOW through February 14th using code ”VDAY” for a limited time only special discounted rate.
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