Chicago, Illinois (PressExposure) November 06, 2011 -- Darlyn C. Turner, the First Lady of Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church and the World Outreach Ministries Network and Vice President of Clifford E. Turner Ministries, takes her mission seriously. As the founder of WOW Women International and host of their annual W.O.W. Conference, she has been instrumental in bringing a powerful message to women for over a decade, addressing the wholeness of their bodies, souls and spirit.
This year's event will further that legacy when a dynamic group of speakers and panelist gather for the 2011 WOW Women International Conference, 'Moving Up!' on Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 at the Marriott Resort in Oak Brook Hills, IL. Billboard-charting gospel icon, Vickie Winans will grace the occasion during a special "Fireside Chat," providing song and inspiration with her personal testimony. The multi-day conference will also offer interactive sessions and lively discussions designed to tackle tough questions on relationships, personal development, money, business, health, nutrition, and more.
Founded in 2001 by Darlyn Turner, WOW Women International has become a vibrant, growing network with chapters in California (San Diego), Florida (Orlando), Illinois (Chicago, Bolingbrook and Waukegan, IL) and Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). The WOW conferences are an unique extension of the organization, designed to provide practical tools and valuable resources that women can leverage to build and sustain full, rich lives. The key to this is providing mentoring opportunities and building quality relationships.
"Mentoring is crucial to success and reaching our individual potential," states Turner. "Mentors have made a tremendous impact on my life and I would not be where I am today without them. Unfortunately, for many women, the mentoring component is absent from their lives. Often, they have not found the right mentors or even know how to identify them. My desire is to provide women from all backgrounds access to highly successful and gifted leaders that they would normally not have the opportunity to interact with. I know firsthand that just one sentence from them can literally change your life."
This year's event is the biggest and boldest gathering of leaders WOW Women International has ever assembled. Offering an unrivaled and highly productive conference experience at cost-effective rates, participants will be afforded the opportunity to network with leading entrepreneurs and professionals.
A special conference highlight will include the Women of Excellence Luncheon with keynote remarks from Tasha Green Cruzat, COO for the State of Illinois, as she acknowledges the 2011 WOW Women Honorees: Dr. Michele Hoskins, CEO & Founder of Michele Foods; Brenda Palms Barber, Executive Director of North Lawndale Employment Network and CEO of Sweet Beginnings, LLC and Donna Thompson, R.N., M.S., CEO of Access Community Health Network.
"The women we have assembled this year are beyond amazing," adds Darlyn Turner, "and needless to say, we are overwhelmed to have Vickie Winans as our featured guest."
Vickie Winans is one of the best-known artists in gospel music with signature songs such as "How I Got Over," "Shake Yourself Loose," "As Long As I Got King Jesus" and "We Shall Behold Him" to her credit. Her profile on BET's Sunday morning TV series "Lift Every Voice" remains the most watched episode in that program's history with over 800,000 viewers.
WOW Women International has special opportunities available to sponsor student attendance at the Women of Excellence Luncheon. Visit the WOW website now at http://www.wowwomen.org for complete details, conference registration and speaker and panelist information.