In the midst of Detroit’s rebirth, an emergent sisterhood is being recognized for its dedication to molding a dynamic network of women leaders throughout Metro-Detroit and beyond.
When Meagan Ward founded The Powerful Women in 2013, it was built on a desire to serve womankind. Meagan, who has featured in Black Enterprise & Huffington Post for her personal entrepreneurial journey, works collectively with four Detroit-based female entrepreneurs who form The Powerful Women’s working executive board. The world-renowned organization, therefore, aims to cultivate a culture of excellence for females through high standards and accountability.The group describes themselves as, “A unique troop of fabulously fierce, yet like-minded individuals who are on a journey to self-discovery”.
With dedication and tireless effort, The Powerful Women has blossomed. The organization has hosted six sold-out events including creatively planned luncheons and workshops. The Powerful Women hosts its signature conference, The Powerful Women’s Weekend, which converges attendees from Michigan and across the country.This event creates an atmosphere perfect for fostering unity. The Powerful Women’s Weekend has become known worldwide for its ability to instill confidence plus inspire personal and professional development among attendees.
On February 23, 2016, Detroit City Council will honor The Powerful Women for their work within the community, and serving as the ambassador in the new renaissance of women’s empowerment. The group recently launched their signature photo campaign titled “The Power Table”. This innovative photo campaign has become a staple for celebrating women in diverse professional areas who radiate the living definition of what it means to be a powerful woman. This year’s campaign featured, Melissa Butler (CEO of The Lip Bar), Kristin Pierce (Reporter, WXYZ-7 Detroit) and Councilwoman Mary Sheffield (Youngest elected member of Detroit City Council). More Information on the organization and its upcoming events visit