I love being next to water particularly the beaches. Being in Altanta and land lock, you do not have any opportunity to get to a beach unless you drive 6+ hours to the Gerogia Shores, Florida or the Gulf Coast. Since it is summertime, I was hoping for a opportunity to go anywhere that is near water. Such an opportunity did happened when I had a chance to speak at the NOBEL Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Beau Rivage.
The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative/Women (NOBEL/Women) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization primarily composed of current and former black women legislators as well as many appointed officials. Originally established in 1985 as a national organization to increase and promote the presence of black women in government, NOBEL/Women in recent years has expanded its vision to serve as a global voice to address a myriad of issues affecting the lives of all women. – NOBEL – www.Nobel-Women.org
These public official women are on the move and fighting for a incredible cause. At this year’s conference theme was NOBEL Women on the M. O. V. E. meaning Motivating, Organizing, Vocalizing, Empowering the Next Generation of Black Women Leaders. I was so honored to be invited to speak at this conference breakfast to some of the most powerful and influential women. My speech was on Malnutrition (see it below) and my wonderful sponsor for this speech was Abbott Nutrition.
Below is a link to my NOBEL speech: www.livinghealthy1.org/Speaker/Media
Also, click here to view the Press Release for HEPSA Living Healthy – Denine Rogers RDN – Speaker at NOBEL Conference.
It was great see the passion from theses ladies when it comes to resolving the important issues that are happening in the African American community particularly with women. The issues that impact the women and communities of color that NOBEL is focused on are:
- Economic Equity
- Women & Leadership
I also had a chance to see the rest of the conference and I was very impressed by the speakers and the topics that were discussed.
The Gulf Coast is still try to recuperate from all of the Hurricanes that has past over including Katrina. Please do remember to pray for our fellow brothers and sisters in the gulf coast who are still trying to re-build their new lives since Hurricane Katrina! Coming down to the Gulf Coast for a vacation or business will definitely help!