Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks and Oprah Winfrey Endorse Political Candidate in Virginia 

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks Stands with Oprah Winfrey in Support of Virginia's 8th District Congressional Candidate Lavern Chatman   
by VERGE Staff | News and Politics | Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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Life Coach and International Teacher - Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks, will be one of the key esteemed speakers to stand with media mega-icon Oprah Winfrey, in support of Virginia Congressional Candidate Lavern Chatman during a fundraiser in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday, April 5, 2014. This fundraising reception has made global headlines because it represents the 3rd time, internationally acclaimed Oprah Winfrey has ever publicly endorsed a political candidate running for a federal office.  

The theme of the reception is Empowering Women and Girls for Leadership. The event will feature several prominent leaders speaking on women’s issues, globally, nationally and on Virginia’s 8th District.    

Dr. Banks has been included in this event's group of powerhouse women because she has overcome tremendous obstacles, to achieve extraordinary success as a business leader. She has overcome dyslexia, domestic violence, and a difficult divorce, to obtain a MBA from Harvard University, as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Banks has also overcome obstacles toward becoming a top executive, multi-millionaire entrepreneur and Motivational Success Strategist. She has trained thousands of business executives and leaders on six continents to obtain new levels of achievement.  

The Empowering Women and Girls for Leadership fundraiser theme, coincides with Chatman's political platform. If elected as 8th District Congresswoman, Chatman contends that she will fight for continued improvements in education, for women to make their own health care decisions without government intrusions, and for economic fairness. Lavern Chatman is a longtime community activist. She has served in leadership roles in community empowerment organizations such as, the former president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League, founder of the NOVA Coalition and co-founder of an innovative intergenerational mentoring program, The Grandfathers Group.  

In a prepared statement to the press, Dr. Banks commented, "It is such an honor to have this chance to share the stage with Oprah Winfrey, as we empower women and girls, and lift up Lavern Chatman, who is a phenomenal woman and congressional candidate. I am grateful for the opportunity to uplift and encourage others, as it has been done for me." 

Photo caption and credit: Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks 


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