Honoring Cynthia Williams National Women’s History Month

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I am Coach Versandra, your holistic health expert and I’m excited about sharing stories that inspire you to take action on your journey to health and healing.

In our last episode, we kicked-off our National Women’s History Month celebration and I was pleased to honor my grandmother Nina Bell Hunter who is now an ancestor. I opened the lines so that you too could acknowledge the special women in your lives. As we continue our salute to phenomenal women during National Women’s History Month, I would like to honor a friend and mentor who is a force to be reckoned with on the West Side of Chicago.

This sister is the CEO of Austin People’s Action Center (APAC) which provides education and support for women and their children who are in need of food assistance, job training and parenting support.

I met my friend Cynthia Williams 10-years ago at a weekend intensive with Les Brown “The Motivator.” Les connected us because we had a couple things in common. We had both experience homelessness and we both had a passion for serving our community.

Cynthia Williams is a very successful business woman and I love watching her work her magic, leading by example, connecting people and resources and always finding time sisters like me, who are climbing the success ladder.

Her community work includes 35-years hosting the Taste of Austin, bringing together thousands of youth and families in the community for fun, music, workshops and performing arts. Last year I attended an event where a hundred youth who were passionate about music came together to learn about a new music appreciation program that would allow them to follow their dreams in the music industry.

If that’s not enough, Cynthia speaks at churches and women’s conferences across the country, she is a strong political and women’s advocate and founder of Sistah’s on the Move. I salute you Cynthia Williams and give you your flowers while you are with us.

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