GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Empowered Girls of North Carolina will sponsor its third annual High Tea & Silent Auction to raise money for girls ages 6 to 18 in the community.

The event will take place on October 22, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5p.m. at The Creative Center, 900 16th Street in Greensboro.

The theme this year is “Wear Your Crown & Embrace Your Royalty.”

International Keynote speaker will be Nompumelelo “Mpumi” Nobiva. Mpumi’s biggest supporter is media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who she calls “Mom O”. As a 13-year-old girl, she managed to convince Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King that she was an “It” girl. Mpumi was admitted to the inaugural class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG), which opened in 2007 in Henley-on-Klip, South Africa, and graduated in 2011 amongst the top of her class. She has found her calling as a motivational speaker and now continues to give speeches around the world.

“My gift is to speak. I am so pleased to use my gift to be speaking to the girls and supporters of Empowered Girls. I love their mission to ‘enhance the quality of girls’ lives by providing programming that builds integrity, respect and self-worth’. Everyone please come out to support and bring a friend to help us raise needed funds for scholarships and empowerment programs for our girls in our community,” Mpumi said.

The event will be hosted for a second year by author and business mogul, Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, MBA, and CEO of Lady Bizness.

There will be light refreshments with a variety of teas. Guest will have the opportunity to win door prizes and giveaways. The silent auction will feature donated items thanks to various local business sponsors.

Wearing tea hats is optional but recommended.

General admission tickets are $20. Proceeds go towards girls’ programming and scholarships.

For more information, for tickets, to become an auction donor, or to become a patron or sponsor email, call 336.790.2763, or visit

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