This weekend Egypt Sherrod, V-103 Atlanta radio personality and host of HGTV’s “Property Virgins,” joined forces with Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the Women’s Empowerment Conference to host, Sister’s Keeper Shut-In, an all-female overnight empowerment boot camp for 150 young women. Through laughter and tears, women discussed the spirit of sisterhood and creating an environment of love and acceptance for one another, while dissecting self-destructive some of the issues such as jealousy and self-hatred that hold women back from happy and fruitful lives.
Eygpt had this to say about her event: “Black women are in a state of emergency where we’re trying to be too many things to too many people and forgetting whose we are. I wanted to host this shut-in to heal, to encourage and to strengthen our young women so that they can realize their full potential. I pray that everyone who attended the Shut-In walked away with a renewed spirit, a positive outlook on life and tips they can use to live healthier, happier lives.”
Special guest speakers included reality stars Towanda Braxton, Nicci Gilbert, Mimi Faust, Syleena Johnson, Ivy Couch and Pastor Domonique; V-103 and WAOK radio personalities Egypt Sherrod, Mo Ivory, Jean Ross, Princess Monique and Kendra G; Charmaine Ward, director of community affairs, Georgia-Pacific; Dr. Tosha Rogers-Jones, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Dr. Judi-Lee Webb; motivational speaker Terra Wallace, celebrity talent managers Amber Noble-Garland and Deb Antney, publishing executive Yvette Caslin, aesthetician Venus Simmons, celebrity hair and makeup artists Bridgit Crider and Sandye Lomax.