The Feed Your Hunger contest was created by NAWBO of South Jersey in tribute to the 2014 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala keynote speaker, Dr. Robin Smith, a national television personality, best-selling author, and licensed psychologist. In Dr. Robin Smith’s most recent book, Hungry: The Truth About Being Full, she candidly chronicles her own experiences with being emotionally and spiritually hungry in order to provide insight into the reader’s own hunger. To honor the courage Dr. Robin Smith displays in her willingness to stand in her own truth and lay it all on the line for the sake of her readers, NAWBO of South Jersey hopes to empower the women in their region to do the same with the Feed Your Hunger contest.
To enter the contest, simply submit a two-minute video via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in which you answer the question, “What are you hungry for?” The contest is open to all women who live in the South Jersey region. The submission video can be recorded with a phone or built-in computer camera. It does not need to look fancy or professionally done. The submissions will be evaluated solely on the entrants’ answer to the question, "What are you hungry for?" The NAWBO SJ board will determine the top three submissions and post them to their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/
“As Director of Marketing for NAWBO of South Jersey, I have gathered countless quotes from Dr. Robin Smith’s book, Hungry, in order to help promote the awards gala and her keynote address,” said Fran Davis, owner of Flavorful Fork and board member of NAWBO SJ. “I posted one recently to the NAWBO SJ Facebook page that reminded me about why we decided to hold this contest. It reads: ‘Hunger comes with being human. When we are ashamed of our hunger to get our needs met, it is comparable to being ashamed of our humanity.’ There is a stigma associated with the idea of being emotionally, spiritually, or mentally hungry that doesn’t serve us as women in general or in business. These types of hungers are as natural as physical hunger and should be able to be talked about with the same openness and candor. I encourage the women of South Jersey to speak out and help put an end to this defeating stigma.”
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 Full was 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 industry at the Impact Convention. Dr. Robin is one of the most sought after speakers and relationship experts in the Country. 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.
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. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.nawbosouthjersey.org.