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Chaka Khan, Marion Jones Tapped As Keynote Speakers At Women’s Empowerment Series

Chaka Khan, Marion Jones Tapped As Keynote Speakers At Women's Empowerment Series.

Chaka Khan, Marion Jones Tapped As Keynote Speakers At Women's Empowerment Series.

Chaka Khan, Marion Jones Tapped As Keynote Speakers At Women’s Empowerment Series.  Multiple Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan is set to partner with former track and field world champ athlete Marion Jones for the third installment of the women’s empowerment series “Take Back Your Life.” The duo will join a stellar lineup of women speakers on October 30th. ”Take Back Your Life – Mind, Body and Soul” retreat series is dedicated to supporting women in the five most important areas of their lives – spirituality, personal balance, health and fitness, career and finance, and relationships. It will be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park. Jones, once hailed as the “fastest woman on the planet” but was jailed for six months after admitting to taking steroids before the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, will be the featured as the luncheon speaker. She will be sharing her experiences in prison, her struggle to find her real self, and her reinvention through WNBA. She is also set to discuss her new book “On the Right Track,” and will autograph copies of the tome immediately after the session. Matt McGill, of the “Matt & Perri Show” on WVON will interview her about her life after her prison sentence. Khan will be sharing her musical and personal experiences, as highlighted in her autobiography “Chaka! Through the Fire.” Monique Caradine of “Perspectives on My50 TV” will interview her. The revelatory interview will be followed by a musical tribute from Terisa Griffin and other Chicago powerhouse vocalists. “Take Back Your Life” will also feature presenters Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin (author of “Fulfilled: The Art and Joy of Balanced Living”) Amy Hilliard (founder and CEO of The Comfort Cake), and Cheryl Pearson McNeil (Senior VP of public affairs and government relations of The Nielsen Company). Tickets are priced at $50 for Black Card Holders and past attendees of “Take Back Your Life” events.

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