By Krystal Ketcham
After attending Arlean Timmons' 4th Annual YES! Women on the Rise brunch , the word "yes" is no longer an affirmative response. Instead, YES is an acronym, affirmation and an unremitting reminder to never give up!
Young , Educated, and Successful are just a few words to describe the women gathered at the Local Three in Atlanta on Sunday September 24th. This Sunday brunch quickly turned into an empowering sister circle. There is nothing more comforting than being surrounding by women that understand your plight, embrace, love, and support you.
Each panelist shared their stories on success, adversity, and overcoming challenges. What was made crystal clear was this; there is no such thing as success without challenges. Lillie Mae, the Founder of Lillie Mae Public Relations and Creator of the Glambitious Network said, "We need to embrace obstacles. Obstacles are here to challenge us so that we can grow. Change your perspective about the obstacle and instead of asking God why me, ask him what you should learn from the experience." The Founder of YES! Women on the Rise, Arlean Timmons also discussed how becoming a single parent didn't discourage her but instead gave her motivation to work harder. I walked away from the event feeling empowered and inspired to continue pursuing my dreams no matter what!