Spelman Leadership Conference Honors Nicole Ari Parker and Judy Smith

Dr. Jane Smith, Nicole Ari Parker, Dr. Beverly Tatum, Judy Smith and Jennifer Keitt 

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of National Newspaper Publishers Association George Curry, and “Girl, Make Your Money Grow” author Gail Perry-Mason. Attendees hung back afterwards to meet and greet the panelists and continue particular points addressed during the conversation.

At the Conference closing, Dr. Tatum and Dr. Smith officially extended an invitation to the 2014 10th anniversary of the Spelman College Women of Color Leadership Conference. Smith placed an emphasis on having a more diverse attendee representation of racial and ethnic backgrounds for next year, as well as more attendees from the West coast and Pacific area. “The reason is the world is diverse and the world is global,” said Smith. “If Spelman is in the business of making leaders out of our students, we must have them mixed with other people.”