Dream to Launch Inspiring Women E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series May 26

ATLANTA, May 18, 2015 – The WNBA Atlanta Dream announced today that it will launch its Inspiring Women E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series presented by The Coca-Cola Company with a breakfast seminar on Tuesday, May 26, from 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. at the beverage giant’s global headquarters in Atlanta.

The Inspiring Women E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series focuses on personal and professional development for women, targeting college level, young professionals and executive level women. The series, which is also sponsored by the Marriott Atlanta Marquis, Cooper Global, SpeedPro Imaging and Georgia Lottery, consists of monthly 90-minute seminars with a unique 4-4-4 format. Four events will take place during the breakfast window, four will be lunch events, and four events will be held during the evening prior to Dream games.

The first seminar, “How to Build Your Brand,” features Wendy Clark, President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company, as the keynote speaker. Lisa Borders, Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President of Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company, will moderate a panel discussion with Rushion McDonald, executive producer of the “Steve Harvey” show; Cama Gebhart, founder of the Trilucent Group; Kam Thomas Throckmorton, style expert and founder of Glamkam; and Dream All-Star guard/forward and Olympic Gold Medalist Angel McCoughtry.

“The Atlanta Dream is proud and excited to launch the Inspiring Women E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series,” said Dream President and General Manager Angela Taylor. “Our Inspiring Women platform is a vital component of our organization, and this seminar series is instrumental in our objective to inspire, educate and empower. We look forward to bringing current and aspiring professionals throughout the metro Atlanta area year-round opportunities to engage with other like-minded colleagues to promote professional growth.”

“We are committed to empowering women everywhere we operate; and this series provides opportunities for working women to hear from and network with other women who have enjoyed success in their fields,” said Borders. “When we empower women to succeed, it not only creates a fair and just society, but sows seeds for long-term prosperity in families and communities. Which means when we empower women, it isn’t just women who benefit… but our entire world.”

The E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series is a central component of the Dream’s Inspiring Women platform, which supports the team’s objective to empower women. The platform is built on six key components:

  • Empowering – Identifying topics that resonate with women in Corporate America such as career mapping and providing platforms to gain more knowledge on same
  • Networking – Providing forums for women and men to connect with and learn from other like-minded colleagues
  • Engaging – Hosting events that allow our community to engage with one another and celebrate inspiring women as well as serve as a culmination of our recognition, networking and empowering activities
  • Recognizing – Identifying and showcasing women and girls who have positively impacted others through their deeds and accomplishments
  • Growing – Providing growth opportunities for all people who interact with the initiative whether it be on a personal or professional level
  • Year-Round – Emphasizing visibility and action 365 days a year

For ticket information, interested parties can click here, contact inspiring.women@atlantadream.net or call 1-877-977-7729. The series will feature a Frequent Attendee Program that will allow participants to attend every fifth seminar for free. Group pricing will be available as well.

As part of its Inspiring Women initiative, the Dream will also donate tickets to the initial seminar to Dress for Success Atlanta. Dress for Success Atlanta is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in the Atlanta metro area through professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support.

Future seminar topics for 2015 include How to Negotiate; How to Network; Happy, High Achievers; Women in Technology; Giving Back; Starting Your Own Business; and Financial Literacy. The next four seminars will be held in conjunction with Atlanta Dream home games in Philips Arena on June 11, July 7, Aug. 29 and Sept. 6.

The three-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream opens its eighth season in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) on June 5 at New York, with the home opener slated for Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. ET vs. the Connecticut Sun. The Dream, which plays its home games at Philips Arena, has qualified for the playoffs in each of the past six seasons, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010. Season and single-game tickets for the 2015 season can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net.

Date: May 26, 2015
Time: 7:30-9:15 a.m. (7:30-8 a.m. Networking Session; 8-9:15 a.m. Inspiring Women Program)
Location: The Coca-Cola Company, 1 Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313
Topic: How to Build Your Brand
RSVP: CLICK HERE, or for group pricing inquiries, e-mail inspiring.women@atlantadream.net or call 877-977-7729