Pink Ladder announces Emmy award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield as Special Guest at Pink Ladder’s Gala on July 30, 2010 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.
Ms. Whitfield vaulted to international attention in the title role of “The Josephine Baker Story”, the HBO biopic requiring her to age from 18 to 68 to portray the Follies Bergere star turned Resistance and civil rights fighter. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and Cable ACE award and won an Emmy and NAACP Awards for her acting. Her television and film portrayals include “Redemption” with Jamie Foxx, “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” with Martin Lawrence, “Eve’s Bayou” with Samuel L. Jackson, Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “The Women” with Meg Ryan and Jada Pinkett Smith. Ms. Whitfield is currently filming “Things Fall Apart” by director Mario Van Peebles.
“We are excited to have such an esteemed actress as our Special Guest this year.” said Stacey Bryant, founder of Pink Ladder. “Ms. Whitfield’s repertoire as an actress and motivational speaker will bring an exciting dimension to this year’s Gala. President Hannah Brown and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Las Vegas Chapter have graciously agreed to host this year’s Gala. Additionally, we look forward to celebrating our 5 year anniversary of our Step Up Conference and meeting the business professional women of Las Vegas.”
Proceeds from the Gala will be used to support the mission, programs and activities of Pink Ladder with a special emphasis on Jr. Pink Ladder. Jr. Pink Ladder targets young women ages 10-19 years of age by exposing them to the world of business.
Pink Ladder’s Step Up Conference will take place July 29-31, 2010 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.
For more information about Pink Ladder, the 2010 Step Up Conference and Jr. Pink Ladder, please visit our website or contact Deirdre Cuffie.
About Pink Ladder
Pink Ladder (pinkladder.org), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is committed to promoting empowerment, education and societal change for all women. Its mission is to encourage African-American women to realize their full potential professionally and personally by ascending to new heights, celebrating their successes and inspiring others to do the same.