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Actress Kym Whitley speaks at 12th Annual Women's Empowerment Luncheon in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Women across the valleycame together this afternoon, March 14, for the 12th Annual Women's EmpowermentLuncheon.

This year's keynotespeaker was actress and comedian Kym Whitley.

Whitley is known forseveral movies and TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, The Parkers, Next Friday,Along Came Polly, and My Wife and Kids, just to name a few. Currently, Whitleystars in Raising Whitley, a docu-series on the Oprah Winfrey Network followingher and her friends as they raise a baby together.

Najah Hud, Promotions and Marketing Director for Davis Broadcasting, Inc. says, "The significance of theseevents are to provide a platform for women to come out and celebrate otherwomen. Over the past 12 years, we've had amazing women to come out celebratethe life of women, and this year, it continues with breaking the chains."

Whitley told women youdon't have to be afraid to ask for help if you need it. She also said that onceyou figure out what your dream is, don't wait. Go for it immediately.

Several ladies from WTVMNews Leader 9 attended the luncheon. The event was sponsored by DavisBroadcasting, Inc.

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