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Women's Empowerment 2017 takes over the Triangle

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On Saturday, the annual Radio One's Women's Empowerment 2017 event brought thousands of women together from all across the Triangle and beyond.

ABC11 is a proud sponsor of the day-long event again this year at PNC Arena.

The day kicked off with a VIP breakfast featuring some familiar faces, including ABC11 Anchor Tisha Powell.

2017's keynote speaker was Taraji P. Henson from the hit show Empire. She is also one of the lead actresses in the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures.

She plays real-life trailblazer NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. She was one of several African-American women whose key contributions to the United States' space program went largely unheralded for decades.

Also at the event, ABc11's DeJuan Hoggard co-moderated a panel with Radio One's Melissa Wade.

Some of ABC11's anchors and reporters also spent time meeting participants at our pop-up studio.

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