NAWBO of South Jersey Announces the Winner of the Feed Your Hunger Contest

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of South Jersey is excited to announce the winner for their Feed Your Hunger video contest: Helena Duzenski, co-owner of Evolution Fitness in Cherry Hill, NJ and member of NAWBO South Jersey.   In second place is her business partner and fellow NAWBO member, Danielle Kane.  The third place winner is Marilyn Eppolite, member of NAWBO SJ and owner of The Wisdom Within.

The theme of the Feed Your Hunger contest was inspired by the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2014 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala, Dr. Robin Smith, national television personality, best-selling author, and licensed psychologist.  It challenged the women of South Jersey to answer this question, “What are you hungry for?”  Dr. Robin Smith has courageously chronicled her own experiences with being emotionally and spiritually hungry in her groundbreaking book, Hungry: The Truth About Being Full, released last February, 2013.

“I am so proud of all the Feed Your Hunger contestants,” exclaimed Angela Venti, president of NAWBO South Jersey.   “It took a lot of courage to put themselves out there like that.  I am also proud of the wonderful responses the women received, the way they were embraced by the community. “

As the winner, Helena Duzenski received a free VIP ticket to the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala, a signed copy of Dr. Robin Smith’s book, a free ticket to an upcoming event with Aldonna Ambler in March, and one-on-one time with an expert to help her feed her hunger.  “I am so thankful to everyone who viewed the video submissions and voted,” said Helena when she found out she won the contest.  “The response that I received was really heart-warming.  Everyone was so compassionate and generous, many confiding to me that they, too, have felt similarly.  I want to thank NAWBO for holding this contest and challenging me to speak my truth to the community.  It has been a truly rewarding and freeing experience.”

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About the 2014 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala

The 2014 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala, hosted by NAWBO of South Jersey, is a dinner program that honors extraordinary individuals for their contributions to women and women business owners. It will be held at The Mansion in Voorhees, NJ.  In recent years, the event has drawn around 300 attendees, mostly business women and men from the South Jersey region who come to honor the nominees, network, enjoy a great night out, and be inspired by the keynote’s address.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to One Year of NAWBO, a grant that offers a one-year, all-expenses paid membership to NAWBO to a woman who has recently lost significant financial support due to the death, disability, divorce, or separation of a spouse.  The rest of the proceeds will be set aside for NAWBO of South Jersey’s educational events, lectures, grants, and seminars, which are open to members and non-members alike.  NAWBO of South Jersey is a not-for-profit organization.

About Dr. Robin Smith

Dr. Robin L. Smith is a national television personality, bestselling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist.  Dr. Smith’s latest book, Hungry: The Truth About Being Fullwas released in February, 2013.  Her relationship book, Lies at the Altar – The Truth About Great Marriages, has been translated into 14 languages.  It has been a #1 National Bestseller on the lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly and many other publications.  Dr. Smith’s first book, Inspirational Vitamins, A Guide to Personal Empowerment – Foreword written by Stevie Wonder has been received with great enthusiasm and acclaim.

Dr. Robin has worked as a national and local television correspondent and appeared numerous times on news and entertainment television and radio programs.  Her contributions include appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson, Larry King Live, NBC/The Today Show, ABC News/Good Morning America, CBS/The Early Show, MSNBC, The Fox News Channel, and many other news and talk show formats, including The Tom Joyner Morning Show and The Michael Baisden Show.  Dr. Smith also hosted a five-day a week call-in program on Oprah Radio for 3 years where listeners got their daily dose of Inspiration, Information and Empowerment.  Further credits include an award-winning documentary on Women and AIDS, and several instructional videos on Stress Management and other health related issues.  Billboard Magazine featured Dr. Robin when she appeared as the motivational speaker for the music industryat the Impact Convention.   Dr. Robin is one of the most sought after speakers and relationship experts in the Country.  You often find Dr. Robin’s words of wisdom as an expert in national and international publications.  She was featured in the April 2006 edition of O Magazine.

Dr. Smith earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Temple University, her master’s degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and obtained her undergraduate degree from LaSalle University.  In May of 2007 Dr. Smith received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary.  In addition, Dr. Smith trained in a 2 year clinical program earning a certificate in Contextual Family Therapy. She was affiliated with Psychological Services at Swarthmore College, a former member of the Board of Directors of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Belmont Hospital, and Eagleville Hospital, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.  She also served on the Advisory Board of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia.