New Entrepreneur Seminar for Students at Dyett High School

4/12/2017, noon | Updated on 4/12/2017, noon
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), will keynote the Phenomenal Woman Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 6, paying tribute to ten outstanding ...
A photo of the main entrance of Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts in Washington Park taken in 2015.

14 surrounding states, are expected to attend the expo during its

three-day run at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

For the second year in a row, the BWe will conduct a national tour with stops in Washington, D.C. and while targeted to women, has elements for men, families and children.

The BWE o•ers informative seminars and

panel discussions presented by notable local and national speakers and lecturers, educational exhibits and corporate displays, and rousing

entertainment. Historically, the standing room only seminars have addressed such issues as health & wellness, racial equality,

hair & beauty, travel, career advancement,

business/entrepreneurship, the welfare of

our children and much more.

BWE’s seminars and workshops will be far-ranging and engaging, featuring topics that impact women’s daily lives. Additionally, there will be a Town Hall Meeting with key local and state political leaders, and a Teen Summit addressing issues pertinent to African American youth.

BWE will again host themed pavilions including: The Literary Café, which showcases African American authors and booksellers; the Natural Hair Pavilion, featuring products specifically for natural hair; the Health & Wellness pavilion, where local medical institutions provide much-needed

health information and screenings; the Kidz Korner, an exciting space for young people with interactive games, exercise and fun activities; an Art Pavilion curated by noted artist Jonathon Romain. New this year, BWE will host a Culinary Pavilion, where local and national chefs will

showcase their cuisine, and a Networking Lounge.

Expo hours are Friday, April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $6 for children, and $5 for the BWE Teen Summit with promo code; weekend passes are available for $45. Tickets for The Black Women’s Expo

can be purchased online at www.theblackwomensexpo. com . Half-priced, advanced adult tickets are on sale at participating Walgreens stores. For information or tickets for the Phenomenal Woman Awards Reception, call 312- 454-6100.

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