On Thursday, November 4, Essence magazine's annual day-long women's conference commenced in New York City. Throughout the day, women at the top of their respective games offered advice on everything from finance and employment to health and relationships, inspired by this year's theme: “Unleash the Power in You.”
BET News caught up with keynote speakers and industry leaders at the conference to get their words of wisdom for young women on how to tap into their own personal power.
WATCH More Video from the Essence Conference of these women:
Dr. Michelle R. Callahan, Free, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Laila Ali, Lisa Nichols
and Lisa Wu Hartwell