With 2014 here, it is time for ladies to get enthused and focused. There is no better place to take a positive stepforward than by attending the annual Powerful Journey Women’s Conference.

The event, slated for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, will include an invigorating and dynamic keynote presentation from reinvention strategist, author, and speaker Marshawn Evans, a panel of experts featured in Empowerment Breakout Sessions, and the REALationship Roundtable. This year’s powerful conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Hope Center, 2001 W. Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas.

Evans, who appeared on season 3 of NBC’s The Apprentice, will speak to the theme of this year’s conference: Your Time To Flourish.

“As women, we are everything to everybody and often no good to ourselves,” Evans said. “This conference is an opportunity for you to fill yourself back up with power, sisterhood, wisdom, and inspiration.

“I really do think that women today need that ‘Mary and Elizabeth’ type sisterhood to go to the next level and bond and build together. This is what this conference is about.”

Born and reared in Dallas, Evans graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The attorney is one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential and life coaching. Evans also provides regular commentary for CNN and ESPN.

Phyllis Jenkins, founder of Powerful Journey, said the upcoming conference “will encourage women to, among things, re-affirm their God-designed purpose.”

Jenkins shares, “This is not just another event; it’s an experience!”

The MC’s for the conference include radio personalities Markeeta Campbell from KGGR 1040 am and Jamila Camp from KHVN 970 am. The Powerful Praise and Worship will be led by Ilya Golden.

Jenkins recently announced that we are giving back to the community by presenting the Madian Chumbley Education Scholarship to a single mom of a special-needs child who wants to continue her education. Chumbley (1918-2010) was a long-time educator in McKinney ISD. Chumbley was also a charter member of Allen Heights Baptist Church and teacher for the FIDELIS Sunday School class at First Baptist Church in Allen.

To register for the conference or reserve vendor space, visit Vendor spaces are available starting at $100. Individuals are welcome to send an email to for additional information.