2020 Embracing

YOU Conference


Designed for Today's Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur!

August 15, 2020

The Conference


The past few months have certainly been challenging and unpredictable. In light of current events, we remain committed to providing support to our community. 
Our first priority has been to plan and consider ways to create experiences that are safe and helpful. To that end, the Embracing YOU Conference previously scheduled for August 14th and 15th will take place on August 15th as a virtual one-day conference. An updated schedule is available below.
We appreciate your patience as we prayerfully awaited instructions and followed the lead of our local administration.
We understand that this format is not what you signed up for initially. If you registered for this year's conference prior to the change in format, please contact us here

The Embracing YOU Conference has been a signature event since our launch, and while having to change the format was unexpected we hope you’ll still join us for an amazing day with powerful speakers, transformative workshops and authentic connections. 

A Transformational Experience for Purpose-driven Women
August 15 2020
09:00 am

The Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) invites you to join us for the 2020 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.



What is MCWEN?

The Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) is one of the fastest growing communities for women of color and faith. It is a thriving community for Christian women of color who have an interest in entrepreneurship and business ownership. Using the Proverbs 31 woman as a model, MCWEN seeks to support women to become impactful and positively influential in their homes, community, and at work.





We're excited to have subject matter experts across various industries for this year's breakout sessions.

Click on a speaker to learn more!

Andrena Sawyer
Minority Christian Women Entrepreneur Network - Founder
Originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone, she and her family moved to the United States when she was nine years old due to a civil war that left thousands dead and untold numbers maimed and displaced. She now credits her family's move during the war for her interest in human triumph and perseverance. She has since actively worked to mobilize and empower others.
Andrea Ashcraft
Conflict Resolution Expert - Andrea Ashcraft
An experienced speaker and trainer whose goal is to share the tips and tools needed to create a mindset shift, develop new habits, move to the next level and live Sunny Soul Up both at work and at home.
Georgette C. Littlejohn
Female First Responders -Certified Professional Life Coach
A trailblazer and champion for positive change. She also has a passion for leadership and commitment to the professional development of others, especially women; and she focuses on providing high-quality client service to her clients as a Master Life Coach.
Nzingha Martin-Brown
AmazinlyZee, LLC -Life-Leisure-Work Strategist
Believes in the simplicity and beauty of a life well-lived. Using her education, which includes earning a Bachelors Degree in Conflict Resolution, and Social and Exercise science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and a current PhD student in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Zee helps others change their perspectives, manage emotions and tap into their intuition.
Tarri Long
Ladies of Justice - Independent Association
A native of Brooklyn, NY who went to Murry Bergtraum High School and later attended Southern Illinois University. She is a proud hard-working mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and a distinguished 21-year Air Force Veteran. Tarri decided to combine her hats also...along with love for helping people and military experience to create the foundation for a new chapter in life...Entrepreneurship
Truline Rodger
Ladies of Justice - Independent Associate
Born and raised in Williamston, NC; wherein great parents and a loving community laid a solid foundation of morals and values. She is a proud child of God, a mother, aunt, daughter, sister and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She is also a distinguished graduate of Fayetteville State University (FSU); where she began her journey of lifelong learning.
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Presented by MCWEN, The Embracing YOU Conference seeks to partner with companies looking to associate themselves with a high quality event that brings purpose-driven entrepreneurs together for an inspiring experience. This is a unique opportunity to build stronger community ties and promote your business in the process.

Interested in learning more? 


Volunteer Form

Get Involved – Volunteer at the 2021 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! 



Praise & Worship




Workshop 1




Workshop 2




Recognition of LC’s+ Special Activity



Workshop 3




Workshop 4


Praise & Worship


Closing Ceremony




Reserve Your Spot!

10 E. North Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21218


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© 2020 by Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network

Andrea Ashcraft

Conflict Resolution Expert - Andrea Ashcraft An experienced speaker and trainer whose goal is to share the tips and tools needed to create a mindset shift, develop new habits, move to the next level and live Sunny Soul Up both at work and at home.

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