Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Brier Creek County Club
9400 Club Hill Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
InStepp’s 4th annual Professional Women’s Brunch will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. This year’s event will feature Jaisun McMillian, a published author, voice actor, singer, songwriter, playwright, director and producer, as our guest speaker, and Jackie Davis as the featured vocalist. A fashion show produced by FSmith Productions and door prize drawings will round out the event.
Tickets for this year’s event are now on sale. The price is $50.00 per person. Ticket purchases are non-refundable.
A preliminary copy of the program will be available soon.
Our photographer for this year’s PWB is Emanuel Cole. Emanuel brings 20 years of professional experience to his work as a photographer.
Dr. Eve Hudson, also known as The Purpose Professor, is a proud native of Charlotte, North Carolina. After years of professional service in higher education, she “took the leap” and began her entrepreneurial journey as an Inspirational Speaker and Life Design Consultant. In her work, she empowers and encourages her audiences to be resilient, intentional, and genuine in their every endeavor. Dr. Eve is the creator and host of Purpose University—a podcast that inspires listeners to create their best life and be their most authentic self. Giving back to the community, she is the Founding President of a nonprofit, The Resilient Scholars Foundation, that provides mentorship, academic and financial support, to college students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Additionally, she is working on her first book and co-hosting The Purpose and Healing Tour.
Dr. Eve holds degrees from the historic Shaw University (Raleigh, North Carolina) and The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, Mississippi). She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and an E.P.I.C. Investor of Shaw University’s National Alumni Association. Dr. Eve was recently inducted as an honorary member of The National Society of Leadership and Success and was named a recipient for The Legend’s Ball Rising Star Award. In her spare time, Dr. Eve enjoys mentoring college students, traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with the love of her life and best friend, Mr. James. M. Hudson.
Meet Our Guest Speaker: Jaisun McMillian
Jaisun McMillian is a published author, voice actor, singer, songwriter, playwright, director and producer. Born in San Antonio Texas, she is the daughter of a New York jazz singer and musician. Jaisun moved to Los Angeles in 1966, and became a member of The World Famous Platters and later she joined Martha Reeves’ Vandellas. She is the author and director of “The Anatomy Of A Woman Abused”, a play based loosely on her life. Behind Closed Doors: The Addiction To Power And Control, is the back-story of McMillian’s play in book form. Behind Closed Doors shares details of how early events in Jaisun’s life impacted subsequent life choices. To read her full biography, please click here.
Jackie Davis was born in Durham, North Carolina. She is a gifted soprano with a beautiful silky voice capable of commanding high scale with ease, at will. Jackie’s unquenchable spirit to sing started at an early stage in her life. Born into a family of 15 children, she developed a love for singing. Whenever an opportunity to sing presented itself, she did just that … whether in church, in school, or as a stand-in and honorary member of her brother’s musical group, the Luster Brothers.
Most background singers who are any good have to be great imitators. However, Jackie is no imitator. Her gift is the adaptable nature of her talent. She has a rare ability to match the voicing and style of whatever artist she is backing. She is also a solidly professional singer with exemplary technique, control and flexibility. She has real power and genuine dynamic range.
Jackie sets a new standard for musical perfection with rich vocal harmony that is shaded with the sophistication of southern gospel, jazz and R&B.
Our fashion show, produced again this year by FSmith Productions, will feature the latest collections and styles by Cato and Dressbarn of Durham. This year’s fashion show is titled The Professional Woman…Business Casual/Business Classy/Business Sassy —- Business Casual for the 9-5er whose employee dress code doesn’t require suits and dresses but casual, yet comfortable clothes while still keeping it professional; Business Classy for the business women who enjoys being able to wear her heels and exudes class and style while still maintaining professionalism at the workplace; and Business Sassy for the business professional who’s ALWAYS going to keep it professional while being classy but likes a little spice in her style and accessorizes to the 9’s with the intent to add some spice to her look.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Table Captain for our Professional Women’s Brunch. Table Captains play a vital role by asking their friends, family members and colleagues to purchase a ticket to this event.
As a Table Captain, you are NOT required to pay for your guests’ seats. Your responsibility as a Table Captain is simply to ask and confirm the attendance of seven (7) individuals to the event and provide a list of your confirmed guests to InStepp Inc. by Friday, August 25th. As an incentive for you to serve as a Table Captain, your seat at the event will be FREE if you fill your table with seven (7) paying guests. You will receive a 50% discount if you fill your table with a minimum of four (4) paying guests.
For more information, please read our brief Table Captain Guide. Click on the highlighted text in this sentence to download the online fillable copy of the Guest Registration Form referenced in the Table Guide.
The major source of funding for PWB is from corporate sponsors. Our event staff will work closely with your organization to optimize a return on your investment. Click here to view our sponsorship package.
Many thanks to our 2017 sponsors!
We also want to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donation of goods or services.
Emanuel Cole, Photographer
Cheneè Jones Artisty Beauty Studio
Allison Pike, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
Azura Skin Care Center
Directions to the Brier Creek Country Club – The Clubhouse:
Entering from Lumley Road, the Visitor Center will be on your right. Follow to a traffic circle and take your first right on Arnold Palmer Drive. Proceed about 1/4 of a mile and turn left on Club Hill Drive (you will pass the tennis courts and pool on your left). Follow Club Hill Dr. to another traffic circle. The club is straight ahead.
9400 Club Hill Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
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There is plenty of parking on the clubhouse grounds.