NAWBO of South Jersey Announces the 2014 Glass Ceiling Awards Keynote Speaker, Dr. Robin Smith

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of South Jersey is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 2014 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala, Dr. Robin Smith, national television personality, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist.  The annual 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.

Dr. Robin Smith’s keynote address will be centered around her most recent book, Hungry: The Truth About Being Full, which was released in February of 2013.  In it, Dr. Robin Smith candidly chronicles her own experiences with being emotionally and spiritually hungry in order to provide insight into the reader’s own hunger.  The book helps readers to recognize, survive, embrace, and conquer their emotional hungers so they can live a truly full life.  Angela Venti, president of NAWBO South Jersey and Business Development Manager for Roma Bank who was recently named one of 2013’s Executives of the Year by South Jersey Biz Magazine, is thrilled that Dr. Robin Smith will be this year’s Glass Ceiling Keynote.  “NAWBO of South Jersey strives to educate and empower our region’s women in business.  I believe the powerful message of Dr. Robin Smith’s book, Hungry: The Truth About Being Full, is one that resonates with women (and men) across America.  The courage Dr. Robin displays through her candor and willingness to stand in her own truth is truly inspiring.”  Dr. Robin Smith will be signing copies of the book at the VIP Cocktail Reception, which is open to all who purchase a VIP ticket.

The 2014 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala 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.

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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.

She is also a contributing author for the book The Audacity of Faith.  In 2009 and 2010, Dr. Smith was commissioned to be one of six celebrities to share in Pepsi’s “We Inspire” campaign, designed to honor and empower women, where she addressed the important gift and use of wisdom.  Whether on television, addressing one of her convention or seminar audiences or preaching a sermon, Dr. Robin, as she is affectionately called, is best known for delivering a powerful and practical message. Audiences love her because she is down-to-earth and shares information using humor and compassion. She is always in the moment!

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.

In addition to Dr. Robin’s busy media and speaking schedule, she develops seminars and workshops for corporations and organizations nationwide.  You can find Dr. Robin delivering a commencement address at a university, speaking to a group of youth at school, or a juvenile detention center, or working with the senior leadership in a corporation – she is equally at home in these diverse worlds.  Dr. Robin also enjoys teaching; she served as an adjunct professor at Palmer Theological Seminary, formerly, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, for many years.

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.