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SHE IS...


She's Fierce, She's Anointed, She's Gracious, She's Poised, She's Relentless, 
She's Patient, She's Even Sexy & Successful...

She's YOUR Community Leader...She's YOUR National Leader...
She's YOUR Global Leader...She's the Woman BEHIND the beloved
"Athlete and/or Celebrity" AND...
She's A Woman Who's SURVIVED Insurmountable Circumstances!

AND, we're honoring THEM ALL during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

The Essence Of A Woman SHERO Awards  was the FIRST to pay tribute to HER - a group of First Ladies on a National Level in 2006 by HONORING the 1st Ladies and OTHER Phenomenal Women & Philanthropist as well. 

NOW, we've extended this event to HONORING a group of  DIVERSE WOMEN all with their OWN UNIQUE STORIES of FAITH and TRIUMP! 


In 2006, the EOAW LADIES were ALL invited by "HAND-DELIEVERD" customized invitations to a Pre-Luncheon two weeks prior at a private estate. 

There, a Photo-Session took place for a centerfold magazine story.

The ladies were presented a "SHE BOOK" to remind them of ALL they represent and do on a day to day basis.  A costume SCROLL ITINERARY was attached to the SHE BOOK with a detailed descriptions of the events to follow!

The Private Estate Pre-Luncheon was just a glimpse of what was in store for the Ladies during The Essence Of A Woman Awards Luncheon.

On the actual Event Day
, the ladies gathered in a VIP ROOM fit for a queen, once the Extravaganza began EACH lady was ESCORTED in by her husband as the crowd of almost 3,000 people cheered.  It was a GRAND entrance for a GRAND Celebration!

The crowd dined on a 3-Course Meal while enjoying some out the HOTTEST INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST along with a Comedian who grace the stage and had the crowd in laughter. 

It was 2 hours of INSPIRATION, LAUGHTER and JOY as each guest received a special gift along with a complimentary Souvenir Booklet featuring the Ladies Photo Shoot and Cover Story!

After a personal 2 min. DVD piece ran on the JUMBO screens throughout the ballroom featuring the works of each Lady. 

One by One they took the stage and received a Custom Framed Photo of their Photo Shoot from the Pre-Luncheon the week prior!  

Each Lady had an opportunity to speak and express her gratitude on such a glories occasion. 

GET READY, after a TEN YEAR hiatus we're BACK by POPULAR demand, this grand affair will HONOR SHERO's during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

​SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th 2018!

WHEN WE STARTED THE ESSENCE OF A WOMAN
10 YEARS AGO...IT WAS SIMPLY TO HONOR WOMEN, then BREAST CANCER hit HOME WITH TWO FAMILY MEMBERS
BELOW IS OUR STORY...

OUR STORY 

MARY'S STORY

FAMILY LEFT BEHIND FROM THE UGLY FACE OF BREAST CANCER...

SURVIVING EVEN AFTER THE STORM!

In MARY's HONOR
, The Essence Of A Woman SHERO Awards will SALUTE SHERO's during Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year. 
Every day WOMEN doing EXTRAORDINARY things!

All proceeds will benefit BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS & FAMILIES left behind from those WHO DIDN'T SURVIVE.

A small portion of the funds will be placed in a COLLEGE FUND for FIVE of  MARY's GRANDKIDS left behind whom she ADORED. 

My baby sister's kids pictured. I would have LOVED for my awesome
STEP-MOTHER to witness them ALL attend college.   I will do MY part in honor of she AND my daddy to help make their FUTURE very BRIGHT.

THEY are the SURVIVORS of what BREAST CANCER does to FAMILIES left behind.

During each EOAW Shero Awards, we will SPOTLIGHT a FAMILY left behind after a LOVED ONE has lost their Battle to Breast Cancer.  And, present them with the -Mary's Mantle Award- an award of HOPE and HAPPINESS even after the storm! 

Please Keep MY SISTER Sophia Blacknell-Wilturner & Her FAMILY in your PRAYERS!

In LOVING MEMORY of my Step-Mother who LOST her BATTLE to BREAST CANCER in 2010. 

She was an awesome WIFE to my father for 33 years!
He GRIEVED for her for 3 and a half years until HE PASSED AWAY in 2014. 

 -TOMEKA B. HOLYFIELD
 EOAW Creator/Executive Producer and Mary's STEP-DAUGHTER!  
  

Mary Blacknell, Passed From Breast Cancer in 2010
Charles Blacknell, Her Hubby Passed in 2014 from GREIF

BACK TOGETHER AGAIN
DANCING IN HEAVEN...

OUR STORY  

BRANDIE'S STORY

FAMILY WHO SURVIVED THE UGLY FACE OF ​BREAST CANCER...

YES, EVEN THE YOUNG & HEATHLY
Brandie's Story comign soon...

Brandie Jackson-Thorton, Breast Cancer SURVIVOR!