International Powerhouse Speaker Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks To Deliver Keynote At Prince George's County Economic Corporation's Women's Luncheon

Largo, MD - The Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today that renowned international speaker Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks will deliver the keynote address at its 1st Annual Women's Excellence and Leadership Luncheon, which will be held at the MGM National Harbor on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  Under the theme of "Yes! You Can Have It All," this highly anticipated event will also feature a panel discussion and conclude with the recognition of five dynamic women for their exemplary work ethic, performance, and dedication to Prince George's County.
Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks, motivational success strategist, speaker, and sales trainer, has consistently beaten the odds to achieve extraordinary success in life and business. She has overcome dyslexia, domestic violence, and a difficult divorce.  Dr. Banks then went on to obtain her MBA from Harvard University, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and today is a multi-millionaire entrepreneur. Dr. Banks joined Mary Kay Cosmetics in 1988 as a single mother of two and began her record-breaking ascent to Elite Executive National Sales Director, a position held by only three women in the United States, faster than anyone in the company's 50-year history. In 2016, she made history once again by becoming the first African American to hold the number one position within Mary Kay's independent sales force.  
Dr. Banks has trained thousands of business executives and leaders on six continents to obtain new levels of achievement. She has shared her secrets of success with national media audiences, appearing on CNN with Soledad O'Brien, Good Morning America, and CNBC's "The Big Idea"; and has been featured in Fortune, Black Enterprise, Glamour, and Ebony Magazines.  Dr. Banks spends much of her time delivering inspiring and motivational messages to women and entrepreneurs around the world. She has also shared the stage with global media mogul Oprah Winfrey speaking on the platform "Empowering Women and Girls for Leadership."
As the featured keynote speaker, Dr. Banks is sure to bring her high energy, dynamic, inspirational teaching style to the Women's Excellence & Leadership Luncheon and will share her proven methods for overcoming obstacles, achieving success and ultimately "having it all."
"I'm so excited to have this opportunity to be a part of this event," said Dr. Banks.  "I love being a role model for others because I know it can be difficult to get motivated and see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will never forget fighting to lift myself up to find my way. My goal is to give other women guidance and motivation while encouraging them to use their gifts unapologetically."
For more information on the Women's Excellence and Leadership Luncheon, please visit  To register for this upcoming event, contact Nichelle Holmes at 301-583-4650 or or visit