Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond today announce that their PowHERful™ Enrichment Conference will be coming to Atlanta, GA on Saturday, May 13th. In partnership the Sara Blakely Foundation, the PowHERful Enrichment Conferences give young women in and surrounding the Atlanta area opportunities that have been presented around the country.

Coming to Atlanta for the first time, the PowHERful Enrichment Conference will feature local notables including Emmy-Award winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx and the Sara Blakely Foundation, Catherine Brewton, VP Writer/Public Relations at BMI and Co-Chair Hope for Harvest Foundation, and McKenzie Coan, Paralympic Gold Medalist and U.S. National Swim Team Member.

The PowHERful™ Foundation exists to provide young women in underserved communities the resources necessary to succeed. More than just providing financial assistance to its scholarship honorees, the PowHERful™ Foundation creates a customized support program for each participant to ensure they reach their potential, encompassing mentorship and wraparound support.

Sara Blakely, Founder of the Sara Blakely Foundation and Spanx states: “I’m thrilled to partner with Soledad O’Brien and The PowHERful Foundation. It has always been my mission through Spanx and The Sara Blakely Foundation to elevate our most untapped resource – women! The PowHERful Foundation has been successful in getting women to and through college and provides the wraparound services to thrive in their education and professional choices. Sponsoring this event through my foundation, and bringing its first ever summit to Spanx was the perfect way to support young women in Atlanta.”

Catherine Brewton VP Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI and Co-Chair Hope For Harvest Foundation states: “I am thrilled to be a part of PowHERful’s mission to encourage and empower this up-and-coming generation of young women. “Having positive role models and support early on is crucial in developing the leaders of tomorrow. I hope that sharing my story will inspire these young women to work hard and to dream big.”

McKenzie Coan, Paralympic Gold Medalist and a member of the US National Swim Team states: “Women of this generation are the leaders of tomorrow and it is so important to go out in the world, no matter what obstacles might be ahead of you and let your voice be heard and your ambitions be known. I am so excited to take part in the PowHerful Enrichment Conference to connect with and empower other strong women to go after their dreams.”