Women's Empowerment 2019

ft. Patti LaBelle, Jenifer Lewis and Gloria Mayfield Banks

  • 10:30AM

  • Tickets can be purchased online at ThePNCArena.com, the PNC Arena Box Office, or by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

  • $39.00, $49.00, $59.00, $79.00, $95.00, $250.00

    *Ticket prices include local and state sales tax. Tickets purchased to events at PNC Arena are subject to a $4 per ticket facility fee. Additional box office service charges may apply to tickets purchased at the PNC Arena Box Office windows. No refunds or exchanges.

  • Groups of 8 or more receive $4 off the ticket price (excluding $95 and $250 tickets). For group orders, call 919-861-6218.


  • Parking lots open at 6:00AM

    Cars and Vans: $20
    Premier Parking: $40 pre-purchase at box office only

  • TBD

  • Closed

UPDATE: Several wonderful personalities have been added to the 2019 Women's Empowerment lineup. Stay tuned for more additions!

  • Renowned GRAMMY-winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin
  • GRAMMY-nominated artist, evangelist, actress, and author Jekalyn Carr
  • Praise and worship leader Maranda Curtis
  • Actress, singer & "Black-ish" star Jenifer Lewis
  • Multi-platinum R&B singer and songwriter Avant
  • The Ladies of the Divine Nine:
    • Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D, JD, CPA - International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    • Beverly E. Smith - National President & CEO - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    • Andrea M. Fleming, Appointed Representative - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
    • Dr. Irish Spencer - National Zeta Phi Beta March of Dimes - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Radio One Raleigh presents Women’s Empowerment 2019. Over the past twenty-five years, Women’s Empowerment has built a legacy of excellence by celebrating the heritage, culture, impact and influence of African-American women.  Past participants have included: Angela Bassett, Iyanla Vanzant, Robin Roberts, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson and many more. 

This year’s theme “Preserving Our Legacy” will speak to the legacy that African-American women have built for themselves, their children, community and the world.  Throughout the event, multiple speakers, panelists, forums and seminars will educate attendees on the importance of building and preserving their legacies. 

The legendary Patti LaBelle will close out the show with a crowd moving performance, celebrating the 25th Anniversary.  Ms. LaBelle will also grace the main stage at Women’s Empowerment to share her story of how she’s built and preserving her legacy.

As a singer and actress, Patti LaBelle has built her legacy in the entertainment industry with a career that spans over five decades.  Throughout her music career, Patti Labelle has been nominated for and has received numerous awards including: Grammy Awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance; NAACP Image Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Performance, and Outstanding Female Artist; Grammy Hall of Fame induction for “Lady Marmalade”; The BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award; and many more.  Gary Weiss, Vice President and General Manager of Radio One Raleigh-Durham said “We’re excited about the 25th Anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Show and this year’s theme of “Preserving Our Legacy” is more relevant today than ever.”

In addition to Patti LaBelle, Gloria Mayfield Banks will also be a featured speaker during the 25th Anniversary Women's Empowerment celebration. Dr. Banks is an international speaker and author, who has consistently achieved extraordinary success through motivational strategies and training. 

For more information, including updates on additional speakers, seminars and performers for this year’s event, please visit FOXYNC.COM.