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We Are A Non-Profit Organization!

Mission

Kimberly Walker Curves Beautifully Empowered is a tax-deductible, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is committed to transforming the lives of women and younger girls by providing empowering and inspiring experiences through fashion and confidence-boosting events, vision workshops and sisterhood. Our mission is to empower women and girls to embrace their curves; to see, to accept and soar into their personal awesomeness. She should look and feel good on the inside and out!

Vision

To see every woman and girl with curves large and small to take the risks in life necessary to experience and achieve her dream.

Growth

It is with great pleasure to share that Curves Beautifully Empowered has been in existence for four years and will be launching the third year of Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience, adding a full-figured fashion show to celebrate bodies with curves! Our organization has also recently established a non-profit 501(c)3 in 2017.

Signature Events

Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience, is our largest signature event with participants from around the nation.  Over a weekend women connect, shop, improve health & wellness and hear powerful stories from amazing speakers.

Full Figured Fashion Experience, is our newest addition and is an event launching in 2017 with local & national indie designers. We want to show the world that bodies with curves are beautiful no matter the shade or size of body. We are body positive, celebrating diversity.

Ladies Vision Academy, provides all those who attend an opportunity to create a plan of action to achieve their life goals. With quarterly workshops, ladies have a fun time connecting to each other and in between the workshops the ladies are held accountable for their plan of action. Each cohort will end with a year-end celebration retreat.

Girls Beautifully Empowered, is our girl empowerment program for 12 to 17 year old girls. Our goals is to cultivate their brilliance and instill confidence in their personal development. This is a 12 week session that creates a blue print for girls using their girl power!

 

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Email Us! Info@kimberlyjwalker.com

 

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Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III – Inspirational Spoken Word Artist Tiesha Robinson

2018 Tiesha Robinson Spoken Word

 

Poet, Activist, Developmental speaker, and, aspiring Humanitarian are just a few words to describe Tiesha Robinson. The Houston resident grew up in Lake County, Illinois in a society structured with adversity. She found her voice in writing and the age of 15 she started reciting and assisting other poets to enhance their craft.

 Tiesha’s passion for the arts helped in the groundwork of building one of Houston’s number one showcases, “The Writers Block live”. She has performed at the Houston Improv, The House of Blues and many other venues.

 Aware of the need in surrounding communities, and understanding firsthand what it’s like to be homeless, Tiesha’s goal is to make conscious efforts to feed the homeless in the Houston and Lake County area. Thus far she has fed over 1000 men, women and children. In 2015 she founded SheRose, an organization geared towards helping women find employment, spiritual growth and effective communication practices.

In September of 2015 the organization implemented its first annual walk for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) to bring awareness as well as raise financial capitol in hopes for a cure. PCOS is a disease known as a silent killer that affects one in ten women with in the United States. In January of 2016 Sheroes Still Exist completed its first Career Expo for women in need. They teamed up with the Star of Hope taking six of their women through the full interview process and providing resume help, interview tips, professional clothing, hair and makeup, as well as onsite employers. This initiate of stabilization landed the organization in the Young Houston Magazine.

Tiesha uses her experiences, award winning poetry, innovation, charismatic personality, and determination to spiritually uplift and change the perception of every person she encounters everywhere. Currently She is the 2017 Miss Texas American Beauties Plus  you can find her volunteering at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen located in midtown Houston, reciting poetry, speaking at local schools encourage teens on Career days, and on Facebook live every Tuesday. At the top of the 2018 she is set to release her first book. This a woman who has decided to dedicate her life to.

You WANT to HEAR the words that will come out of her MOUTH!

Register Today!

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Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III – Inspirational Speaker & Model LaKeeshia Slaughter

LK Slaughter Model

We are excited to announce our Inspirational Speaker Model Lakesshia Slaughter coming from Gulfport, Mississippi!

LaKesshia Slaughter is a published, award-winning, international Plus Size Model.
Ms. Slaughter has become a consistent and sought-after face and body in print, commercials, and on the runway and acts a brand ambassador to different companies. She travels not only across the U.S. and internationally to model, but also speak on panels as Mrs Mississippi Plus America 2016 at a variety of events to inspire, empower and encourage women to embrace who they are.

She is coming to pour into our #FFFE models and share words of inspiration at our Full-Figured Fashion Experience runway show AND of course SLAY the runway! You do not want to miss this power house!

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Shellie Willis

2018 Shellie Willis

It is with great pleasure to announce one of our Inspirational Panel Speakers Shellie Willis!

Shellie Willis is a U.S. Army Retired Master Sergeant.  She is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for WorkForce Central a workforce development council and is the CEO and Founder of Redefining Your Future, LLC and The Redefining You Foundation where she assist transitioning service women, women veterans and military spouses to their NEXT.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland.  She is a Certified Defense Financial Manager and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Shellie is a wife and mother of two children.  Shellie believes that being redefined means SHIFTING your lifestyle and perspective while embracing the next phase in life.

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Malika Bennett

2018 Malika

We are excited to announce our Inspirational Panel Speaker Malika Bennett!

Malika Bennett aka ‘Ms. Malika’ is a radio personality, author and the CEO/Founder of Black Arts Love. Black Arts Love is an organization focused on the arts, cultural expression and economic empowerment. Ms. Bennett is a seasoned marketer, writer, community advocate, media professional and businesswoman with over 15 years of professional experience.

Under the leadership of the late Connie Bennett Cameron, she co-published the national award winning publication 206 Teen (Seattle Medium, 1998). Since then, Bennett has used her creativity to publish books, pursue creative endeavors and to drive forward products and services for clients and employers such as Kris Bennett Broadcasting, The Seattle Medium Newspaper Group, Accenture, Department of Defense, SBC Ameritech, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and Washington and Virginia state governments.

Bennett is a Seattle native and holds a B.A. in Communications from Howard University and a M.A. from American University.

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Misty Schmidt

2018 Misty Schmidt

It is a pleasure to announce one of our Inspirational Panel Speaker Misty Schmidt!

Misty Schmidt is a wife and mother of two. She currently resides in Southwest Washington and is originally from Northern CA. Being an inspirational speaker and writer are among her many talents. She has a passion for helping women realize their worth, beauty and personal truth. This passion has led her to found Sister Love (motivational tools, blog, Instagram, website, daily positive message) with the purpose of helping encourage people, as well as guide them on their path to healing and growth.  Sister Love focuses on emotional health, physical health and spiritual health.

Misty’s educational background includes a BA in Social and Behavioral Studies as well as Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University. She is also Alumni with Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.  Additionally, Misty is very passionate about serving her community.  She has spent over 10 years mentoring youth and serving in international missions/humanitarian services as well as women’s ministries at the churches she has attended.

From being a plus size model on the runway of New York Fashion week to speaking from brokenness with her mission team in the depths of the Amazon, she believes we all have a purpose and we are all capable of finding our worth, confidence and truth. Misty derives great joy from sharing her life journey with authenticity and vulnerability.

 

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CBEE3 Inspirational EMCEE – Monique DuBose

2018 Monique Dubose

We are excited to have our Inspirational Emcee Monique Dubose!

Monique Dubose could have never envisioned herself as a Master Resiliency Instructor, let alone a curriculum writer and an entrepreneur. As the owner of The Resilient You – Motivational Speaker/Teacher since January 2014 and the co-author of the United States Air Force’s official Resiliency curriculum; she is indeed all that and more!  She provides lifesaving tools to audiences to help them identify their strengths, believe in those strengths, build, and overcome challenges and conflicts.  Her message is simple:   “You” are Resilient and “You” have the power to “Bounce Back”!

She shares personal stories about being a 20 year Airman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, falling down, and dealing with anger, as she continues to the fight in this thing she calls LIFE.  And that is not enough for her…

Monique’s purpose is without any doubt to serve, by first being attentive to the needs of others showing empathy and making everyone she meets feel AMAZING!  She empowers her audiences to access their personal power and face whatever comes their way.

A sought-after public speaker, Monique has been the keynote presenter for Washington State Veterans Women Summit, Washington State Social Security Administration, many Washington and Oregon National Guard Family Readiness Yellow Ribbon Programs, and has trained over 9,000 active duty and reserve military personnel, military families and civilians across the United States just to name a few.  She also pioneered the Air Force’s 1st Airman Resiliency Cell located at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA.

Monique has a list of degrees and certifications, but her love for people allows her to spend personal time towards community service.  She has volunteered over 5,000 hours as a Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, Tacoma Rescue Mission, Tacoma Urban League, Hilltop Urban Gardens, Peace Community Center, and Sober Solutions Housing & Supportive Services; and because of this she is a recipient of the 2014 Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  She is the President of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Tacoma Chapter, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and founder of Beyond Beauty Women’s Social Savings Club. Monique is married to James Dubose and they currently reside in Puyallup, Washington with their daughter Monee’ and her mother Carolyn Felton.

 

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CBEE3 Inspirational Speaker – Kathei McCoy

2018 Kathei McCoy

For the third year we are excited to bring back Coach Kathei! Make sure you are in the room to hear her wisdom!

Kathei McCoy, affectionately known as Coach Kathei, is an ordained minister and Certified Christian Life Coach with a passionate mission is to write stories, speak messages and teach principles that empower women and girls to live in the fierceness of truth and freedom.

Kathei is committed to teaching the powerful principles and beliefs that helped her find her own fierceness of self-love, truth and confidence through coaching, leading workshops, speaking at retreats and publishing writings that boldly address issues that block women and girls from their own freedom.

After grieving the painful murder of her one and only son, K’Breyan Clark, she is turning his tragic death into a movement for women called “Love Them 2 Life”; for Mothers Raising Black Sons.” Kathei believes the real tragedy of any painful loss is when we get stuck and never discover the meaning and purpose of our pain. She will encourage you to boldly face your tragedy by answering the burning question, “What will I do with my pain?”

Coach Kathei has been speaking, teaching and facilitating workshops for over 12 years. In December 2014, she left a 20-year career in county government to pursue her passion to serve and support women in their journey to freedom full time. An original story teller and brand ambassador of the globally recognized movement for women and girls; Wonder of Women International; founding member of the first Christian Sorority in Washington State; Gamma Pi and the loving wife of 17 years to her husband Raymond McCoy and Mama to her adorable grandson, KB.

 

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CBEE3 Inspirational Panel Speaker – Hanne Ferber Makhani

2018 Hannelore Ferber Makhani

It is with pleasure that we introduce to you Hanne Feber Makhani!

Hanne was born and raised in Ecuador and came to the U.S. at age 17.  She studied government and international relations at Boise State University and started her career with the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C.  She went on to work for a number of nonprofit agencies and think tanks, advocating for and empowering immigrant communities, low-income families, and young people of all ages.  She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington.

Locally, Hanne worked for OneAmerica, a nationally-recognized civil rights advocacy organization.  Her work there included securing federal and state government funding to implement a statewide citizenship campaign and leading organizing efforts to increase immigrants’ participation in civic life.  She also worked for the YMCA of Greater Seattle, where she supported the launch of many new community projects, including a new YMCA facility in SeaTac and a large portfolio of youth development and education programs in South King County.  Additionally, she worked in an executive capacity to support the operations of the Auburn Family YMCA and to promote equity and inclusion for the organization at the local and national level.

Currently, Hanne works for King County’s Department of Community Human Services.  She is at the helm of a system that brings together public and private partners to reduce education and employment disparities for young people.  She believes strongly that when communities come together on behalf of their youth the results are transformational.

Hanne lives in West Seattle with her family.  She enjoys traveling, yoga, and volunteering.

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