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September 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, Virginia

1 w w w. B e a u t i f u l W o m a n I n s i d e a n d O u t. c o m

Welcome to the

“Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” Event

Welcome, It’s Gonna Be Fabulous!

My team and I are ECSTATIC that you decided to share this day with us! Preparing for this event takes a tremendous amount of time, energy and effort; however it’s all worth it when we see the responses of our registrants. Our goal is for you to have a wonderful experience with us that is focused on making you feel as special as we know that you are. You really DESERVE this time just for you. I ask that you kick off your heels, turn the cell phone off, take a deep breath and soak it all in!

This conference focuses on women from the “inside and out” and is a great blend of motivation, demonstrations, education, practical advice, and so much more! We address the WHOLE woman in a welcoming, pampering and exciting environment. The experts are simply the BEST and have prepared to give you outstanding advice on makeup, skin, hair, fashion/style, fitness, nutrition and health. Our vendors have lots of products and services just for you! This event is a “Thank You” to women and that’s why we’re constantly giving you prizes and tokens of our affection. I believe that women are often “thankless”; and that we sacrifice so much for others that we often neglect ourselves. Not today, not under my watch! I CHALLENGE YOU! I challenge you to really allow yourself to enjoy this day! Take in all of the sessions, workshops, vendors, meals, relaxation areas and just time with other women. I challenge you to be “selfish” for the day and focus on your “inner and outer” beauty! As I always say; I want YOU to LIVE your BEST LIFE! Our goal is to give you the tools and the motivation to keep stepping and to do it with style, class, beauty and in good health. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you, we’re gonna have a BLAST!

With Everlasting Love and Admiration,

Dr. Sharon

Photographs will be taken throughout the program, your participation indicates your understanding that you may be in photographs or videos of “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out”.





A DayThat Celebrates You

The Vendor/Exhibit Area and Author’s Corner is open throughout the day; make time to visit! The Experts will also be available throughout the day to answer questions and interact with you in the exhibit area. 8:00 a.m. ................................................................................................................................Registration Open throughout the day Independence Foyer 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ........................................................................................... Scrumptious Breakfast Ballroom A & C 8:30 a.m. ...............................................................................................................Welcome and Opening Ballroom A & C

Emcee: Comedian Roderick Allison, “The Entertainer” (aka “Rod of God Comedy)

ZUMBA Beautifully!

Margarette Smalls, Certified Zumba Instructor

Introduction of The Experts

MacArthur (Mac) James, Certified Personal Trainer , “The Motivator” Germaine Williams, Aesthetician / Massage Therapist, “The Rejuvenator” Wendy Bryant Gow, Image Consultant & Stylist, “The Image Creator and Refiner” Keith R. Harley, Jr, Celebrity Hair Stylist / Trichologist, “The Protector of the Crown” Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, MD, Dermatologist, “The Perfector of the Skin” Rosslyn Rowe, Hair Care Expert & Stylist, “The Hair Healer and Maintainer” Kym Lee, Celebrity Makeup Artist, “The Artist Extraordinaire” Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD, “The Physician/The Health Educator/The CEO and Host of BWIO”

Welcome and Greetings from Dr. Sharon Recognition of Special Guests William “Bill” Lee, Professional Photographer with an Edge, “The LensMan”


9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. ................................................................ The Total Beauty Check Up DMV Style! An interactive session with our experts with one brave beautiful woman and one young lady from “Becoming a Beautiful Woman Inside and Out.” The volunteers will receive on the spot advice and tips from our experts in front of our audience! Be Brave! 9:40 a.m. –12:40 p.m. ..................................................“Becoming a Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” TideWater 1 9:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. .................................................................Master Classes with the Guest Experts 9:40 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Room: Potomac 2

Winning at Losing or Maintaining Weight and Beautiful Fitness MacArthur (Mac) James, “The Motivator”

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Room: Potomac 3

Beautiful, Healthy and Balanced Hair

Rosslyn Rowe, “The Hair Healer and Maintainer”

Room: Potomac 4

Preserving, Restoring and “Helping” Beautiful Skin

Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, MD,“The Perfector of the Skin”

Room: Potomac 1

Beautifying Your Skin Inside & Out Germaine Williams, “The Rejuvinator”

11:20 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Room: Potomac 2

Fashionably Beautiful Head to Toe

Wendy Bryant Gow, “The Image Creator and Refiner”

Room: Potomac 4

Wondrously and Beautifully Made Up Kym Lee,“The Artist Extraordinaire”

12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Room: Potomac 3

Step Up, Step Out and Step Right! Beautiful Women Take Control Keith R. Harley, Jr, “The Protector of the Crown”

Signature Luxurious Luncheon 12:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Keep your eyes open, you never know what else we have in store for YOU! The Comedic Genius of Roderick Allison (aka “Rod of God”) Beautiful Giveaways, Special Gifts and Surprises


2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ................ “What Beautiful Women Know and Do in Every Room of the House” Dr. Sharon’s Master Class Potomac 4 2:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. ...................................................“Becoming a Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” Tidewater 1 2:35 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. .........................................................................................................Master Classes 3:10 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Room: Potomac 4

2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Room: Potomac 3

Wondrously and Beautifully Made Up

Beautiful, Healthy and Balanced Hair

Kym Lee, “The Artist Extraordinaire”

Rosslyn Rowe, “The Hair Healer and Maintainer”

Room: Potomac 1

Room: Potomac 2

Step Up, Step Out and Step Right! Beautiful Women Take Control

Fashionably Beautiful Head to Toe Wendy Bryant Gow, “The Image Creator and Refiner”

Keith Harley, “The Protector of the Crown”

3:50 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Room: Potomac 3

Beautifying Your Skin Inside & Out Germaine Williams, “The Rejuvinator”

Room: Potomac 2

Winning at Losing or Maintaining Weight and Beautiful Fitness MacArthur James, “The Motivator”

4:30 p.m. The Grand Finalé

Ballroom A & C An exciting and engaging time with end of the day surprises, the “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” Cake and Champagne Toast, the emptying “The Vault” and wrapping up the beautiful event!

Sumptuous Breakfast


Selection of Chilled Juices House Made Granola topped with Pistachios and Almonds Greek Yogurt accompanied by Fresh Fruit Compote Sliced Seasonal Fruit Scrambled Cage-Free Eggs with Chives Naturally Cured Bacon Spinach and Feta Chicken Sausage with Cranberries Breakfast Potatoes Selection of Freshly Made Bakeries Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tazo® Tea Selection and Soy Milk


Signature Luxurious Luncheon Roasted Pear Salad with Crumbled Blue Cheese, Pecans, and Dried Cranberries Sour Cherry Vinaigrette/ Carmelized Apple Vinaigrette Artisan Bread Presentation and Butter Herb Crusted Chicken Breast with Port Wine Sauce Seared Salmon Filet with Dill Cream Sauce Boursin Polenta Whole Baby Carrots and Broccolini Dessert Iced Tea, Freshly Brewed Coffee and Tazo Tea

Embrace the Reality of the Beautiful You Gracefully Journeying into Womanhood


The Founder

of “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out”

Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD

“The Physician/The Health Educator/The Host”

Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD is an energetic and engaging speaker, author, health educator/physician and health strategist/consultant. Dr. Allison-Ottey is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” and Carlden Media, Marketing and Publishing, Inc. She also serves as Executive Director and Director of Health and Community Initiatives of The COSHAR Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on impacting the health of the world, one community at a time. Under her leadership, the foundation has expanded its presence and impact with innovative programs that have touched millions of lives. Additionally, she serves as the Health Strategist for the National Medical Association, the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American physicians, and oversees their comprehensive programmatic agenda. Dr. Allison-Ottey is a media personality with a presence in television, radio and print and one of the nation’s most influential physicians and health advocates. Dr. Allison-Ottey completed a three year residency program in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine) at Union Memorial Hospital. It was during her residency training that she developed a keen interest in the elderly and subsequently completed an additional two year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (Adults over 65) at the same institution. Dr. Allison-Ottey has always had a special interest in women’s health. She received her medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine. Dr. Allison-Ottey is a proud alumna of North Carolina Central University where she earned dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry with minors in Physics, African American History and English with honors. Dr. Allison-Ottey is an avid medical researcher with numerous publications and presentations. She was named the American Geriatric Society’s 1999 Investigator of the Year in recognition of her pioneering work in AIDS in the Elderly and was one of the first in the world to publish on this topic. Throughout her career she’s been involved actively with biomedical research and has served as a Scientific Consultant in Neurobehavioral Toxicology to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, she has been engaged in several research collaborations that include the John Hopkins Urban Health Institute, the Gallup Organization and other academic, private, and public organizations. Her current research interests include Health Literacy, Patient/Physician Communication, the Role of Spirituality in Medical Outcomes, Direct to Consumer Marketing’s Effect on Physicians and Patients, and Patient Adherence/Compliance with Medical Treatment. Dr. Allison-Ottey is a nationally recognized lecturer/speaker for healthcare professionals. She addresses various topics which include but are not limited to: health literacy, women’s health, health disparities and cultural competency, the role of faith based organizations in healthcare, direct to consumer advertisements and health in an aging population. She provides invaluable insight and guidance to the numerous commissions, advisory boards and committees on which she serves. She is a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies and is also frequently invited to give expert testimony/advice to government and other organizations. Dr. AllisonOttey is recognized for her unique and articulate views on public health policy. She is an advocate for improved healthcare for all and for the elimination of health disparities based on gender, race and/or socioeconomic status. Further, she’s viewed by many as a tireless champion for expanded access to healthcare for the elderly. In recognition for her commitment to health education and reduction in health disparities among minority populations and women; she was honored by Aetna Inc. and featured in the 25th Anniversary Edition of its African American History Calendar. Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey is active with numerous medical, political and civic organizations. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the National Medical Association (NMA) and as Chair of the Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians. She was a founding board member of the Partnership for Clear Health Communications which focused on improving health literacy in the United States. Dr. Allison-Ottey’s professional affiliations include the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Geriatric Society, International AIDS Society and numerous other organizations. Dr. Allison-Ottey has received many awards and citations from organizations and the community; however one of the most notable is being the youngest to ever receive the Scroll of Merit of the NMA in 2002. This award is the highest award of the association and Dr. Allison-Ottey was cited for her service to the organization, research and commitment to the health education of the nation. Additionally, she is the first female to be awarded the title Chairman Emeritus of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). In 2006 she received the Council Award from the Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians in recognition for her significant achievements in medicine and contributions to issues of women’s health. Dr. Allison-Ottey has been further humbled by the National Library of Medicine/ American Medical Woman’s Association’s designation as a Local Legend in Medicine and her inclusion in the national exhibit entitled: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians. She continues to receive national and state recognition for her work and passion and in 2010, 2008 and 2004; Dr. Allison-Ottey was named to the Top 100 Women in Maryland. In 2011, she received the additional honor of being named to the Top 100 Women in Maryland’s Circle of Excellence in recognition of her consistent strides in her profession and her commitment to mentoring. In 2012, she was honored by East Carolina University with the prestigious “Outstanding Alumni” award. Dr. Allison-Ottey has appeared on numerous nationally syndicated and local television programs. She co-hosted a popular radio program for several years and is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated as well as regional/local radio programs across the country. She has served as health columnist for Gospel Today magazine, and written for numerous publications. She’s been quoted and interviewed by several print publications including Redbook, Essence, Heart and Soul, Jet, Ebony, USA Today, Black Enterprise, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other media outlets. Because of the colorful and “down to earth” manner in which she addresses health, relationships and offers motivation; Dr. Allison-Ottey is a well-recognized and requested speaker for conferences, universities/schools, churches, corporations, community groups and a host of other outlets. One of Dr. Allison-Ottey’s passions is writing and she introduced a new genre to the world of fiction, “fiction with a purpose” with her first novel, “All I Ever Did Was Love a Man” with the sequel, “My Breaking Heart” to be released in 2013. She also wrote a nonfiction/self-help book entitled; “Is That Fried Chicken Wing Worth It?” Additionally, she has a nationally distributed the full greeting card line, “Cards by Dr. Sharon”; which are greeting cards with a “twist”. Dr. Sharon remains dedicated and diligent to improving the lives of others. In 2011, she launched “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” which is an innovative national conference focused on empowering women and in 2012 she launched “Becoming a Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” which targets young women 12- 17 years old. Dr. Sharon remains focused on making a difference in the lives of those that she touches.,,, Follow Dr. Sharon on Twitter @DoctorSharonAO and on “Friend” her on Facebook Email:


The Experts

The “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” team has gathered the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields. These experts have the knowledge, expertise and the “WOW” factor to push our attendees to the next level in their lives. Our “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” experts don’t just speak about fashion, cosmetics/makeup, skincare, fitness, health/wellness or haircare; they MOTIVATE you to focus on the “Total You” and to live your BEST lives. Their dynamic and engaging presentations are filled with substance and flair.

Wendy Bryant Gow, Image Consultant & Stylist “The Image Creator and Refiner”

International image consultant, wardrobe stylist, and professional organizer, Wendy Bryant Gow has over 30 years of experience in the image and fashion industry. Heading to NYC and then Atlanta in the early 80′s, Wendy began building the foundation for Lily Winston with careers in sales education and public relations with the Lauder Corporation , as a ready-to-wear buyer with Abraham and Straus, runway modeling, and as a personal stylist. Relocating to the Triangle in 2001, Wendy became a featured stylist with the News & Observer’s Style and Living In Style magazines as she continued to travel and pursue her entrepreneurial interests here and abroad. Today she is Founder and CEO of Lily Winston and Wendy Bryant Gow and Associates, LLC. Wendy Gow is a founding Board Member on newly formed Raleigh Fashion Association. Wendy has been featured in numerous local and national publications and has become a popular speaker for organizations, universities, and corporations on such topics as “Proper Professional Attire in a Casual Professional Environment,” “Creating Successful First Impressions,” “Appropriate Attire for a Professional Interview,” “Dressing for Dating at Any Age,” “Organized Chaos,” and “Fashion Forward For Your New Career.” In addition to her professional involvements, Wendy has served on numerous charitable boards and civic and community projects. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wendy resides in Chapel Hill with her two daughters, Winston and Lily.

Rosslyn Rowe, Hair Care Expert & Stylist “The Hair Healer and Maintainer”

Rosslyn C. Rowe, affectionately known as “Cookie” to friends and clients, uses her outstanding talent as a hairstylist and her business savvy as the owner of Salon 8227, LLC (formerly known as Alanni Hair Designs, Inc.) in Silver Spring, MD to minister to her clients and staff with a Christ-centered approach. This Washington, DC native considers Salon 8227 to be more than a salon. She has worked passionately to make it a safe space for people and a haven from the storms that we face in life. As an artist, she has a similar zeal for hair care. She has made maintaining healthy hair, rather than just an attractive hairstyle, a guiding principle of Salon 8227’s hair philosophy. Rosslyn has an eclectic experience in her education and throughout her professional career. At Chamberlain Vocational High School in Washington, DC, Rosslyn majored in cosmetology. She went on to teach at Scanners International Beauty School, in addition to her work as a platform artist for Avlon Industries (Affirm/ Keracare) and as a hairstylist at Natural Motion Hair Salon. Rosslyn broadened her education at two premier academies in London, England- Jingles Academy and the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon School of Beauty. Prior to the launch of Alanni Hair Designs, Inc. in 1983, Rosslyn returned to the states to work the Hair Biz International. The cutting edge of hair design is exactly where Rosslyn feels most comfortable. She is a highly soughtafter artist and entrepreneur, who runs a very successful and thriving business from her Silver Spring location. She has distinguished herself and developed her creativity by traveling to add international and multicultural dimensions to her art, broadening her understanding of various trends and techniques. Exposure in the world of celebrity followed naturally from Rosslyn’s reputation as an outstanding hairstylist. Rosslyn’s projects have included working with the Congressional Black Caucus Fashion Show, the Women of Vision Awards Gala, BET’s Tavis Smiley Show, and much of Hollywood including, Brenda Russell, Chante Moore, Marva Hicks, Nia Long, Dottie Jones, Jennifer Holliday, Richard Smallwood, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Dr. Sharon Ottey, Dorothy Norwood, George Faison, DC Area news anchors, Andrea Roane, and Karen Gray Houston, and Cleveland, Ohio News Anchor Danita Harris. In 2013 Rosslyn’s 30+ years of experience offered her the opportunity to share her hair care knowledge with other professionals and potential clients through blogging for one of the area’s largest radio station’s online community. Bi-weekly on, Rosslyn is featured discussing anything from natural hair care to color techniques, sharing her experience with others. The close relationship that develops between client and stylist has allowed Rosslyn to transcend the world of beauty in and of itself. Rosslyn has employed her talent to cultivate a Christian ministry that touches everyone who enters through the doorway of Salon 8227 and everyone in the surrounding community.


Kym Lee, Celebrity Makeup Artist “The Artist Extraordinaire”

Kym Lee is a native Washingtonian who graduated from Bowie State University with honors. Upon graduation, Kym attended Georgetown Law School in hopes of being a top entertainment lawyer. While in law school, she worked at her family owned salon in her spare time. It was there that she discovered her passion was not law, but beauty. While in pursuit of her dream she landed a makeup position at B.E.T. where she’s been for the past 15 years. Kym’s makeup artistry has graced the pages of Essence, Black Enterprise, People, Glamour, and Sister 2 Sister Magazines. She is also one of the Lead Makeup Artist for the Tom Joyner Sky Show, BET HONORS, BET’s CENTRIC (Soul Train Awards), the annual BET Awards, and the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. Most recently, she was the lead makeup artist for the highly anticipated movie Sparkle, starring the late Whitney Houston. In addition, she is the co-owner of Outer Skinz Image Group and some of her brushes with fame include actors, Angela Bassett, Kerri Washington, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd, Tasha Smith, Loretta Divine, Meagan Good, Mo’Nique, Omarosa, Danny Glover, Idris Elba, Hill Harper, Terrance Howard, Mike Epps, Pooch Hall (The Game), and Romeo. Recording artists, Yolonda Adams, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Fantasia, Jill Scott, Corrine BaileyRae, Fergie, and Opera Singer Denyce Graves. Male recording artists, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Wyclef Jean. Political Leaders, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton and Maxine Waters. Sports figures, Venus and Serena Williams, Michael Vick, Dominique Dawes, Jason Campbell, Santana Moss, Lavar Arrington, and Darrell Green. COO & President of BET, Debra Lee and CEO and President of Radio One, Cathy Hughes. She is also a former co- host on WPGC’s Gospel station an Infinity Broadcasting affiliate, where you would hear her giving makeup and beauty tips. However, make up is not all she’s made of acknowledging that her work is more than skin deep. “My makeup case is my pulpit, and it opens the door for me to encourage people spiritually,” she says. “It isn’t just about meeting the stars and making them beautiful, it’s about making a difference!” As Kym happily admits, her passion has finally met her purpose now that she is a graduate of Calvary Bible Institute and a licensed Minister. Min. Kym is an active member of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church where her pastors are Bishop Alfred & Co-Pastor Susie Owens. Helping youth and young adults is her mission as she volunteers at Covenant House and Hanna’s House on a consistent basis. Min. Kym’s favorite scripture is Philippians 1:6, Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. She always tells people, never stop dreaming.... You can do anything with Christ on your side.

MacArthur (Mac) James, Certified Personal Trainer “The Motivator”

Mac Arthur James, “Mac”, is committed to meeting his clients where they are and pushing them to their next level of fitness. Mac works with clients from all walks of life. He trains numerous NFL and NBA athletes like Brian Westbrook, San Fransico 49ers, Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals, Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens, Visanthe Shaincoe Minnesota Vikings, but is just as passionate about his everyday clients. He has one goal in mind with each and every one of his clients, working with them to achieve and maintain THEIR optimum fitness. He focuses on training that is safe, healthy, and maintainable; without the use of “quick fixes” and gimmicks. Mac is the owner and head trainer of Future of Fitness training facility out of Crofton, Md. He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He also holds certifications through American Fitness Professional Association, in Pre & Postnatal Training, Advanced Personal Training, and Group Fitness instructor. He is one of only 3 trainers in the state of Maryland certified as a Stretch Therapist. He’s ready to work WITH YOU to achieve your fitness goals as you honor God and the Temple that He has given YOU! Mac lives and trains by the philosophy of “Don’t settle for Mediocrity, strive for Excellence.”


Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, MD, Dermatologist “The Perfector of the Skin”

Dr. Sharleen St.Surin was born in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at Howard University. She pursued a career vaccine manufacturing and later, in pharmaceutical sales, at Merck and Co., Inc. Dr. St.Surin received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She served as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Fellow while in medical school and as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar before obtaining her medical degree in 2004. She completed her internship at Albert Einstein at Montefiore in Bronx, NY and her dermatology residency at Howard University. After becoming board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. St. Surin completed a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship under the tutelage of the famed Dr. Suzan Obagi. Concurrently, she served as a Clinical Instructor to residents in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. St. Surin is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Howard University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. St. Surin is also a member of the Skin of Color Society. She is proud to have cared for military personnel and their families during her time as Dermatologist at the Naval Health Clinic at Quantico. Dr. St. Surin has given numerous dermatology lectures, spoken at many national meetings, and continues to publish in professional journals. Dr. St. Surin is recognized as a Top Doctor in Maryland and appears as an Expert Dermatologist on the TOP Doctors Medical Interviews which can be seen on CNN, FOX News, Bravo and MSNBC.

Germaine Williams, Aesthetician / Massage Therapist “The Rejuvenator”

Germaine Williams is highly respected celebrity makeup artist and aesthetician with over 17 years in clinical skincare. She is the CEO and owner of The Red Bloom Wellness Spa located in Bethesda, Maryland. Germaine has a passion for wellness and the connection between internal nourishment and its influence on the skin. She is committed to the health of the skin and assuring that it is treated as the valuable, but often temperamental organ that it is. She offers her clients a comprehensive approach which combines nutritional advice, dietary recommendations and personalized results oriented treatments. Her clients will attest that her approach results in flawless skin. Germaine has been featured in Essence, Glamour, Allure, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and NBC Today Show. A few of her clients include, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Colin Powell, Sherri Shepherd, Terrence Howard, Ray Lewis, Angela Basset, Venus Williams, Condoleezza Rice, and many more national and local celebrities. A nurturing, creative and committed professional; she is truly the “Rejuvenator”.

Keith R. Harley, Jr - Celebrity Hair Stylist / Trichologist “The Protector of the Crown”

Keith R. Harley, Jr is a style icon! With a 25 year multifaceted career in the beauty industry he is one of the country’s leading experts in the care and treatment of hair. He is the owner and operator of the Keith Harley Hair and Scalp Clinic. A highly skilled and trained trichologist, he brings a great depth of knowledge to the preservation and nurturing of hair while also being a master stylist. Often termed the “Hair Doctor”, Keith R. Harley has created an organization that is committed to the treatment of the hair and disorders of the scalp as well as keeping clients knowledgeable of maintaining their hair and scalp on a daily basis. Not only does Keith Harley treat hair and scalp disorders, the clinic also functions as a traditional hair salon incorporating conventional styling techniques in creating contemporary hair styles that relate to a client’s professional and/or personal lifestyle. The Keith Harley Hair & Scalp Clinic staff is composed of licensed Hair & Scalp Specialists, Treatment Specialists, and Cosmetologists, each of whom have been personally trained by the owner in an extensive training program composed of customer service, Trichology, hair and scalp treatments, and hair finishing. “It is often said, your hair is your crown and glory, but I say, your hair and crown is a direct reflection of who you are and with that should speak a silent GLORY!” Keith R. Harley, Jr.


The Entertainers and Special Guests

Rod Allison (aka Rod of God Comedy) Whether he’s performing hilarious stand-up comedy, playing the trumpet or giving motivational speeches to national and international audiences, Comedian/Singer/Trumpeteer Rod Allison (aka Rod of God Comedy) is truly committed to presenting positive entertainment. His career has been highlighted by performances ranging from large national stages to smaller, more intimate venues including: •

Performances with Legendary Recording Artists such as: Kirk Franklin; Yolanda Adams; CeCe Winans; Kelly Price; Vickie Winans; Martha Munizzi; Byron Cage; Karen Clark Sheard; Kim Burrell; Richard Smallwood & Vision; Tramaine Hawkins; The Mighty Clouds of Joy; Shirley Murdock; etc.

For several corporations and organizations such as: Pfizer Inc.; Novartis, Inc.; Radio One Inc.; The National Medical Association; Christian Connection Network, Inc.; Urban Sports & Entertainment Group; etc.

Performances in diverse settings for audiences of all ages, races and backgrounds including: The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.); CIAA Basketball Tournament Soulabration; Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference (Phoenix, AZ); 100.3 FM “The Beat”(Los Angeles); numerous churches (various denominations); colleges; and organizations.

The many faces of this phenomenal entertainer include that of a gifted trumpeteer and singer. Rod was a featured trumpet soloist for the highly acclaimed NCCU Jazz Band which performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Brandford Marsalis and other notable musicians. Further, he is a powerful motivational speaker and emcee with a unique ability to captivate his audience. In response to requests from fans nationwide, Rod released his first video, “The Best of Rod of God Comedy”, featuring a compilation of his signature comedy material in 2006. In 2008 Rod recorded his first Live DVD, “Rod of God Comedy Live…Laughter Is Legal”, which features a full-length comedy, singing and trumpet-playing performance. Rod is known as the “Attorney by Day and Comedian by Night Entertainer” because… believe it or not, this entertainer is also a lawyer! When he’s not performing, Rod can be found providing legal services at his private law practice in North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina Central University in 1995 as class valedictorian and earned his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998. Rod inspires audiences, young and old, to not only dream big…but to then go and grab their dreams! Simply put, Rod is living proof that there is still a place for Good Clean Comedy!


William“Bill” Lee, Professional Photographer withanEdge “The LensMan”

William “Bill” Lee is a professional photographer with over a decade of experience. He picked up his first camera at 19 years old and hasn’t put it down since. Having had no formal training in photography, Bill spent most of his time teaching himself the technical aspects of the art during which his passion for portrait photography emerged. His images are ones that do not compromise the integrity of his clients but still have a bit of a twist. He considers his greatest strength the ability to put his clients at ease and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. His photography has been displayed in the Smithsonian Arts Museum; in 2010 he was honored to win the Genius for Men Award for the Arts which further attests to his gift behind the lens. Bill has photographed several musical artists and their CD covers including National Recording Gospel Artist Y’Anna Crawley. Always pushing the limit and stretching himself to soar even higher in his field, he was a photographer for USA Today at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, capturing fashion at its pinnacle. Portraits, CD covers, fashion week and capturing the essence of a giant or USA Today, and you can find his latest work gracing the cover of Vernon E. Jordan’s latest book, “Make it Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out.”

Victoria Chase Murray, Renowned Best Selling Author “Author Extraordinaire”

Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking an unlikely path to that destination. A native of Queens, Victoria first left New York to attend Hampton University where she majored in Communication Disorders. After graduating, Victoria attended New York University where she received her MBA. Victoria spent ten years in Corporate America before she tested her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened a Financial Services Agency for Aegon, USA where she managed the number one division for nine consecutive years. However, Victoria never lost the dream to write and when the “bug” hit her again in 1997, she answered the call. Victoria originally self-published her first novel, Temptation and in 2000, Time Warner published that novel. Temptation made numerous best sellers list and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months. In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature. Since Temptation, Victoria has written fifteen other adult novels, including: Joy, Grown Folks Business, The Ex Files, The Deal, the Dance and the Devil, her newest novel, Never Say Never and the popular Jasmine Cox Larson Bush series. In 2012, Victoria joined ReShonda Tate Billingsley to write two collaborations, Sinners and Saints, and Friends and Foes which pits Victoria’s Jasmine character against Rachel Adams, a first lady created by ReShonda. In her latest novel, it has been quoted by USA Today as “a book club recommendation.” Victoria has received numerous awards including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being a pioneer in African American Fiction. Since 2007, Victoria has won six African American Literary Awards for best novel, best Christian fiction and Author of the Year – Female. Her 2013 NAACP Image Award nomination for Destiny’s Divas was her second Image Award nomination. In 2008, Victoria’s first novels in her Christian fiction teen series – The Divine Divas – were published and were optioned to become a television series. She is currently in negotiations for her novel, The Ex Files, to become a movie. With over one million books in print, Victoria is one of the country’s top African American contemporary authors. Victoria splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington D.C. In Los Angeles, she attends Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church under the spiritual tutelage of Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford and in Washington, D.C., she fellowships at Metropolitan Baptist Church under Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.


Acknowledgements We want to thank our generous sponsors who support this concept of women being “Beautiful Inside and Out” with their financial support.

In Kind Donations & Special Promotions for “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” (At the time of printing)

Bloomingdale’s of Tysons

Gold’s Gym of Bowie

Ruffin and Ruffin Enterprises LLC

Body Motions Studio

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Salon 227

Cards by Dr. Sharon

Intimacy of VA

Spirit Cruises of DC

The COSHAR Foundation

LA Fitness of Central Avenue

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Eric and Eric’s Catering


TK Gallery

*Other coupons and promotions are in registration bags and at


Special Thanks The “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” event really is a major program that takes months of planning and preparation. We strive to make it a memorable day for each of you and hope that we’ve achieved our goal. On behalf of “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out, Inc.”, The COSHAR Foundation Inc. and the host, Dr. Sharon; we thank each and every one of our registrants, vendors, partners, sponsors, donors and volunteers for your support.

Special Thanks to: Daphyne Doyle Benbow, Event Manager (d2Events) Sherri Warren, Executive/Personal Assistant to Dr. Sharon Amber Gormley, Administrative Assistant Andrea Malone, Special Assistant to Dr. Sharon Ryan Cheatham Jackson, Administrative Assistant Sharon Richmond, Makeup Artist for the Divas Richard Cary, Photography and Special Assistance Efrem Daniels, IT and Sound Specialist Angelique Moss, Hyatt Regency Hotel Crystal City Yolanda Fleming, Décor Specialist Sharon Silk, Administrative Assistant Designs by Rachelle, Graphic Artist Bill Lee Photography Creative Cakes BWIO Volunteers

Beauty is All Around, Just Look! “I am evermore convinced that “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” and “Becoming a Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” is divinely inspired. I am so grateful to be allowed to bring this to women around the country. I hope that you have seen, learned, heard and felt something within you that reminds you of your beauty—“inside and out” and that you take that with you. My mission is to help uplift YOU and PUSH you forward---- Go Girl! Thank you for your support and continued prayers!

Sharon D. Allison-Ottey, MD CEO, Beautiful Woman Inside and Out

A portion of all proceeds from the Beautiful Woman Inside and Out events will be donated to a nonprofit organization focused on the fight against breast cancer and domestic violence.



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Beautiful Woman Inside and Out 2013- Virginia Program  
Beautiful Woman Inside and Out 2013- Virginia Program  

The "Beautiful Woman Inside and Out" event is designed is to educate, empower and equip women to live their BEST lives. Our objective is to...