The Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) is one of the fastest growing communities for women entrepreneurs. Using the Proverbs 31 woman as a model, MCWEN seeks to support women to become impactful and positively influential women in their homes, community, and work.
We recognize that culture is shifting and women of color are now the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs, but the women in the MCWEN community do not just want to do business as usual. They are seeking ways to incorporate their values and faith, and believe that business is also about their purpose.
AUGUST 21, 2021
10AM - 3PM
Join us for the 2021 Embracing YOU Conference! Whether you're an aspiring or existing business owner looking for resources to increase your growth, or a ministry leader or working professional seeking a motivational boost to get to your next level, don't miss this year's conference.
Hear inspiring messages from dynamic speakers and leaders on business growth strategies, professional development, branding and more, all while networking with other amazing like-minded individuals.
Registration is now closed for 2021!
Thank you to all those that attended. Stay tuned for registration details for the 2022 conference.
To connect and learn more about this year's speakers, click on their photo.
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For a A Pan-Generational Cadre of Believers Who Want to Radically Transform Our Lives and Our Communities.
Get Involved – Volunteer at the 2021 Virtual Conference!
The 2021 conference cannot happen without the faithful service of our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you and schedule you in one of the many areas where we need help.
Our conference weekend consists of a worship night, workshops, vendors and more! Volunteers will be able to attend a select number of workshops.
Volunteers must be available for entirety of the Saturday conference to volunteer as needed.
Be present for a virtual or teleconference volunteer training. Time TBA.
Volunteers are responsible for purchasing their own travel and hotel expenses.
Volunteers must be able to conduct themselves in harmony with Biblical standards at all times.
Dress code to be announced.
Ready to be part of this year's event team? Complete the volunteer form below!
AGENDA & SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
10:00am-10:30am: Welcome Ceremony
10:30am-11:25am: "MIND" Workshop Track
Speakers: Beverly Walthour & Herlene Ancar
11:45am-12:30pm: God, Vision & Purpose - Andrena Sawyer (MCWEN Founder)
12:50pm-1:40pm: "SOUL" Workshop Track
Speakers: Motivational Mary & Nzingha "Zee" Martin
1:50pm-2:30pm: "BODY" Workshop Track
Speakers: Perris Lanay Scott & Dr. Lisa Folden
2:30pm-2:45pm: Purpose Pitch Tour Finale
2:45pm -3:00pm: Closing Ceremony
*All times are EST. Session descriptions below.
"MIND" Workshop Track
10:30 am -
Workshop 1: How to Create a Successful Business Mindset
Speaker: Beverly Walthour
Description: As Christian Business Owners, it's important to create a mindset for success. We will delve into the mindset needed in order to create more INCOME & IMPACT without compromising your Christian Values!
Workshop 2: Why Not You?
Speaker: Herlene Ancar
Description: No one really listens to the novice or the inexperienced person. A private in the Army gives orders to no one and no one follows his guidance. Only those with experience and battle scars that has earned their stripes are heard or followed. So you asked WHY ME LORD....come prepared to hear the answer.
God, Vision, & Purpose
11:45am - 12:30pm
What does it mean to walk in purpose? Is it like what we see on social media? Does it require a mystical experience laced with challenges and difficulties?
In this session, MCWEN Founder, Andrena Sawyer, will discuss how purpose-driven women can reject fear, comparison, and undue pressure to fully live the life that God intended for them.
This session is interactive and will include a Q & A segment.
"SOUL" Workshop Track
12:50pm - 1:40pm
Workshop 1: Cultivating Relationships With Purpose
Speaker: Motivational Mary
Description: This workshop is designed to help women build healthy relationships in their home and community while healing their soul.
Workshop 2: Daughters of a King: It’s Time to Mind Your Business!
Speaker: Nzingha "Zee" Martin
Description: Minding your business in Christ empowers us to understand who and whose we are. When we understand our God given identity we are empowered to be intentional about our God given authority. In this session we will understand our royal position as daughters of a King and change our stinking thinking. Participants will leave this session energized, empowered and transformed by the power of Christ. It’s time to think it, see it and live. It’s time to show up bold and whole. If not you then who, if not now then when?
"BODY" Workshop Track
1:50pm - 2:30pm
Workshop 1: Prevention Through Prayer
Speaker: Perris Lanay Scott
Description: Have you ever felt like your efforts to improve your health proved to be impossible? No matter what diet you try or how often you work out, nothing changes. Sometimes you even feel like your condition is a hindrance to your ministry. In this session, we will introduce the idea that your access to better health is more spiritual than physical.
Workshop 2: Making Healthy Easy: A Framework for Helping Busy Women Live Their Healthiest Lives
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Folden
Description: In this session attendees will dive into the where, what, how and WHY it is so important for women to seek optimal health & wellness despite conflicting and competing responsibilities at home, work and in the community. Learn what tools you can use to maximize your health and what seemingly popular practices you can throw in the trash.