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FORWARD THINKING

Femme It Forward has new partners and announced a string of events featuring the likes of Missy Elliott Lil KimBrandy and Deborah Cox and the Capitol Music Group International Women’s Day Celebration.

Joining Femme It Forward as partners are Tina Farris of Tina Farris Tours, MTW Live’s Diana Dotel, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group’s Lou Taylor, lawyer Dina LaPolt and public relations exec Carleen Donovan.

Launched last year in partnership with Live Nation, the organization aims to provide platforms and events to spotlight creative and accomplished female visionaries, both on the stage and behind the scenes.

 “The launch of Femme It Forward exceeded any expectations that we had as an organization, the amount of love and support from our community was powerful.” said Heather Lowery, President of Femme It Forward. “Recruiting a team of powerhouses going into this new decade was a priority of mine and as a female CEO, I’m incredibly passionate about working with other like-minded women to further celebrate the depth, talent and power we possess in this industry.”

Confirmed events scheduled to date are listed below. Additional events will be announced throughout the season.

3/7 - Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore International Women’s Day Celebration Featuring Kiana Lede, The Bonfyre, Alex Mali

 
3/21 - Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, SWV, Xscap3, 702


3/29 -  Union Stage – Washington, D.C., Jade Novah


3/31 - Los Angeles, Capitol Music Group International Women’s Day Celebration

 

4/30 - Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, Love Language featuring Brandy, Deborah Cox, Melanie Fiona, Sevyn Streeter, Amerie, Lil Mo, Brooke Valentine, 702, Sunshine Anderson, Teedra Moses


5/2 - Concord Pavilion, Concord, Calif., Xscape, Keyshia Cole, Teedra Moses, Tweet


5/11 - House of Blues – Houston, Tinashe

 

5/28 - House of Blues – Orlando, Fla. Tinashe


5/29-30 - Home Depot Backyard – Atlanta, Funk Fest featuring Missy Elliot, T.I., Xscape, Lil Kim, Ludacris, Trina, The Dream, Rapsody, Bobby V, Tweet, Young Bloodz


7/17
 - The Queen – Wilmington, Del., Ohso’s Bounce Dat

 

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