Keynote Speaker & Emcee

Keynote Speaker: Monique Rose 

From a very early age, Monique Rose realized she was extremely driven toward success. Her formative years were filled with constant “push-pull” of emotions and testing boundaries of others and herself. She experienced the same drama most teen girls do with their mothers, while at the same time respecting the strength her mother showed in raising her. It was at this time she realized her life should be devoted toward seeing other women and young ladies, test their limits. Strive for more out of life. When they are told they can’t do this or that, to have an internal force that tells them not only will they do this or that, but will go beyond what those in their lives could ever imagine!

Monique has owned countless business ventures that were successful beyond her wildest dreams. Conversely, she has seen failures that temporarily knocked her off her square, but they were short lived. She can relate to other women in every aspect.  She realizes that she is flawed human being, but her flaws are what she uses as a catalyst for change…for MOtivation and movement forward, not back.

Event Emcee: Jummy Olabanji

Jummy Olabanji is a member of the News4 Today team, reporting each morning from the Live Desk. A native of Fairfax County, Jummy has spent most of her life in Virginia, attending Westfield High School and Virginia Tech. She earned a Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.

Jummy began her journalism career as an intern for NBC4. She has also worked for CNN, WTKR-TV in Norfolk, WCAV-TV in Charlottesville and WNBC-TV in New York, where she anchored the weekend evening newscasts.

She has been honored for her work with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for breaking news anchor coverage, two Virginia Associated Press Awards and seven EMMY Awards. She is an advocate for organ donation and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Don’t miss these two incredible women at our 10th Anniversary Party. Reserve your ticket today for the celebration on November 19, 2020.

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, review our opportunities and email PublicAffairs@marylandwbc.org.

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