But Not Broken Book Signing
PWN Book Signing and Conference - Louisville, Kentucky
by Samone Darden Lett
Hello All! I've just come back from a great women's conference
in Kentucky where I was fortunate to meet spiritually grounded
women doing some amazing things. The conference served two purposes
for me: it involved a book signing platform for my latest authored
release Bruised But Not Broken as well as a
two day women's youth empowerment conference. My two days in
Louisville were filled with inspiration and fun, all while being
alongside women who were sincere in sharing knowledge and guidance
with each other. PWN members also had an opportunity to socialize
and mingle with each other while on a beautiful Mississippi River
style steamboat with great music, food, and lots of fun. It allowed
all the women who attended the conference to personally get to
know one another. It was at the conference that I was able to
establish some lasting relationships with other PWN members.
Its been so great and it all started earlier this year with an
invitation to be part of this unique group of women.
"The Professional Woman Network is the platform in which it's
members have been able to release some amazing books."
Three months ago, I joined a professional women's network called PWN (The
Professional Woman Network http://www.prowoman.net) based
in Louisville, Kentucky. The international network comprises
of independent consultants, authors, and trainers who deliver
workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches globally. PWN members
include authors, life coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs, educators,
youth counselors, as well as spiritual leaders. Lead and founded
by Ms. Linda Ellis Eastman, PWN is the platform in which it's
members have been able to release some amazing books with such
titles as, Raising African American Boys, The Christian
Woman's Guide for Personal Success, Becoming
Your Own Best Friend, and in August of 2010 Bruised
But Not Broken. It was refreshing to be around women
that acknowledged that God had given them a vision of greatness
and that they had wasted no time in constructing it; they all
are walking in their paths building the road towards success.
Many are bounded in fear preventing them from moving towards
their dreams. God has already given the authority to move in
the gifts He has empowered us with; we only need to take those
first steps. It was an exciting feeling to hear women be not
only passionate about their relationship with God, but also
share that passion through their businesses.
Some of the women who attended the conference are fairly new
to the world of entrepreneurship; stepping out on their own to
launch the vision God gave them. Others have acquired more experience
through the years of building their businesses; their role in
the conference was so essential in sharing tips with the women
who attended. Nyda Bittmann-Neville who is president
and founder of TNB Consulting Group, a global
organization specializing in innovative marketing, communications,
and image solutions. Ms. Neville delivered a captivating presentation
about powerful leadership skills for youth. Her presentation
challenged us to think about how leaders and mentors reach youth.
Her presentation encouraged us to be role models and to teach
accoutability to our young people. Many of the women at the conference,
entrepreneurs with experience as well as beginning authors and
life coaches, reminded me of some key concepts that I want to
share with all women.
Things To Keep In Mind, Ladies:
Remember to stay in your own lane, ladies, and do not
worry about what others are doing and achieving. Continue
to busy yourself only in the divine calling that is upon
Do not spiritually emerse yourself in the oooohhs and
aahhhs of another person's success and where they have
Words are powerful so it is very important to make sure
you're speaking positive words into your life as well as
in the lives of others around you.
Beware of toxic relationships and soul ties with others.
Learn to use the gift of goodbye. Learn to understand
that some things need to be let go of in order for you
to move on to better things.
This conference has inspired me to continue providing spiritual
knowledge for young women to follow, rather than them holding
onto the lies and frustrations of the past. My dream is to continue
to be influential in towards seeing young women empowered...free
in the understanding that with God all things are possible and
that the power of choice is something God given. The power of "CHOICE" has
been given to us to realize that there are other ways of living
- beyond the bondage, frustration, pain, and lack that this world
is filled with. Throughout my years of participating in prison
ministry, I have witnessed women struggle with climbing out of
some of the most difficult emotional and spiritual valleys. Through
delivering the teachings of Jesus Christ and using his life as
a model, it inspired many in prison with the revelation that
there is hope; there are options out there even though many women
were once lost. How they got there was usually because of pain,
confusion, frustration, abandonment, doubt, but most significantly...CHOICES.
I believe this book, Bruised But Not Broken will
assist women on their journey to becoming a victor and not a
victim of their past. It provides a guide for women who have
been victims of domestic abuse, molestation, betrayal, or divorce.
For these individuals, there can be a difficult journey to self-acceptance
and positive self-esteem. Bruised But Not Broken provides
a personal guide to facing and conquering the ugliness from our
past. "Many women do not realize that the strength of the
chains holding them back from enjoying relationships, embracing
career opportunities and trusting others originates in or with
by Charlene Sills
In December of 2009 I was laying on my bed going through an
issue of Black Enterprise magazine. When I got to the classified
section I paid close attention because I wanted to see just what other
women of color were doing with their time, energy and money. I came
across an ad for Professional Woman Network (www.prowoman.net) and
immediately felt my spirits soar. I thought great, a women’s group who will
sit and talk and share ideas about what we go through. I was so mistaken.
I checked out the website and saw doctors, lawyers, professionals,
teachers, ministers & youth leaders who had been brought together
and written books on women, family, couples, and children’s
issues. Although is it is called Professional Woman Network, there
were men there as well who speak to the issues of young men.
For days I looked back at the site and was drawn to attending a
certification seminar and as I stated before I was so mistaken.
In January 2010 I attended my first Certification Seminar on Diversity
and Empowerment. Our host Linda Ellis Eastman broke us down to
our bare core and reshaped us into living breathing vessels of optimism
to be used by God. After being turned inside out, she showed us
just how powerful we are individually and collectively. At the close
of the second day I knew I wanted to be a part of this exceedingly
blessed and highly favored group of individuals. By the time we were
leaving, Ms. Eastman presented me with the opportunity to be a part
of three soon to be released books and I jumped at it.
Fast forward to August 2010, I attended the leadership conference
with those same professionals and I am looking at my own name in
print on topics I thought only mattered to me. These inspirational
readings where as much a blessing to write as there were to read.
When I went through the pages of my fellow authors I was truly
mesmerized by the topics they covered. Bruised But Not Broken is a
phenomenal book that speaks on topics like loving yourself, surviving
abuse, forgiveness, sisterhood and so much more.
The Teen Handbook for Self Confidence focused on the obstacles
teenagers and young adults face just trying to make it day to day
Raising Healthy Children in an Unhealthy World is for parents who
need or want a little added blessing to help them be better at
the task of raising offspring.
There are so many other motivational and inspirational books on
the www.prowoman.net site (www.pwnbooks.com). I suggest you visit
these sites and utilize these resources so they will quickly become
a blessing for you, your church, your friends and your family.