Queen Latifah to host Women's Achieve Summit in Richmond Oct. 15
10/11/2019, 6 a.m.
Rapper, singer-songwriter, actress-producer Queen Latifah is coming to Richmond.
She will host of the Women’s Achieve Summit, a daylong event on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, featuring panel discussions, keynote speakers and sessions with women leaders in business, politics and social activism.
The event is sponsored by American Evolution as part of Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration honoring 400 years of achievement by women in Virginia. This year is the 400th anniversary of the recruitment of 147 English women by the Virginia Company of London to join male settlers in Jamestown.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner is honorary co-host of the event that will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Speakers include Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and author of “Earn It! You’re your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond;” Jay Ell Alexander, founder and CEO of The Vaughn Strategy and Black Girls RUN!; former astronaut Wendy Lawrence; Eboni K. Williams, attorney, author and television personality; Nancy Redd, Miss Virginia 2003; Anne Richardson, chief of the Rappahannock Tribe; and Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of Virginia International Raceway.
Virginia First Lady Pam Northam and former First Lady Susan Allen will participate on a panel, “Stepping into Public Life and Beyond: A Conversation with Virginia First Ladies.”
Registration is now closed for the summit but you can still participate via livestream at AmericanEvolution2019.com.
Other topics include breaking the glass ceiling, women in education and entrepreneurship.
Additionally, at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, the Vir- ginia Women’s Monument Commission will dedicate “Voices from the Garden,” a monument in Capitol Square in Downtown dedicated to Virginia women.