'Seize Your Power'
Prince George's Chamber of Commerce Awards Three At Women's History Month Breakfast
The facts don’t lie.
Women now constitute ownership of over half of the small businesses in Prince George’s County. Women business owners now retrieve over $1 billion in revenue each year. The numbers are reported in varying categories but they are just as staggering.
Yet collectively, women still do not wield the influence they should.
“The challenges facing women are real but the opportunities are real too,” said Vice Chair County Council Danielle Glaros (Dist. 3) moments before she received a Gratitude Award from the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce March 9.
Held at The Grove Restaurant Oak Creek Golf Club, Glaros was honored along with Carla Reid, GM/CEO of WSSC and Necole Parker Green, principal/CEO of the Elocen Group. Reid is the first African American women to serve as general manager at WSSC. General Assignment Reporter Shomari Stone served as Master of Ceremonies and Maryland State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks attended as Gratitude Award Presenter.
The resounding message from most who addressed the capacity crowd of nearly 100 guests seemed to be that women have yet to truly seize the power and influence.
Special Guest Princess Miracle Omar, a third grader at Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, had no trouble seizing the moment when her turn came at the podium. At 8, Omar has already amassed a biography of contribution and service that would dwarf that of many adults.
“She will soon be coming after my job,” Stone said as he prepared for Omar’s recognition.
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