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Discover an all-encompassing Memphis event curated to empower and unite women from all walks of life, The Epitome of a Woman Showcase. Organized by Twana Johnson, this transformative weekend is packed with enriching workshops, intimate panel discussions, celebrity guest appearances, high-octane fashion shows, and sensational live entertainment. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance—our Sunday Empowerment Brunch, an empowering gathering to nourish your body and soul as we celebrate sisterhood, unity, and inspiration.

Mark your calendar for a weekend where growth, networking, and empowerment converge to create unforgettable moments.

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About Twana Johnson

Founder and Visionary Behind the Epitome of a Woman Showcase

Twana Johnson is a woman of many hats—entrepreneur, fitness trainer, fashionista, community advocate, inspirational speaker, and now, the brainchild behind the Epitome of a Woman Showcase. With over two decades of experience in business development and social impact, Twana has a proven track record of creating spaces that uplift and empower women from all walks of life.

Our Event


If you know Twana Johnson, then you know she didn’t come to play. At the Epitome of a Woman Showcase, you won’t just find inspiration; you’ll become it. Engage in expert-led workshops on topics from health to finance, join meaningful panel discussions, and gain insights from esteemed guests. Experience fashion-forward runway shows and enjoy diverse performances. Explore a curated marketplace, network over a lavish brunch, and don’t forget the fun, educational activities for younger attendees.

Empowerment Brunch


Join us for a Sunday Morning Empowerment Brunch that’s more than just a meal—it’s a transformative experience for the soul. Brought to you by Twana Johnson as part of the Epitome of a Woman Showcase, this is where soul food meets soul talk. Picture this: A room filled with the aroma of gourmet food and the energy of unstoppable women. Together, we’ll break bread, share wisdom, and uplift one another through empowering conversations and an incredible meal. So mark your calendar and prepare your spirit for a brunch like no other. Sis, you do not want to miss this.

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Our Celebrity Guest Martell Holt

A self-driven and ambitious professional, Martell Holt is reaching incredible heights. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Martell is a natural leader who was born to succeed. A quarterback at Butler High School, Holt earned all-state honors. Moreover, he was a Core Commander in the Air Force ROTC program, holding the rank of Colonel. After high school, Holt attended Alabama A&M University, earning ALL SWAC honors as a standout college football player. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 2008 and is a member of the esteemed Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. After graduating, Martell began working at Sparkman Middle School. In spite of his love for teaching, he could not quiet his entrepreneurial spirit. Martell started his first business while teaching: Holt Landscaping, which was a budding success. In 2010, Martell resigned from teaching and launched Holt and Holt Entrepreneurship, a leading property preservation company in the Southeast. Continuing to be passionate about real estate, Martell launched Holt Custom Homes, LLC in 2016,
A DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR Martell is a distinguished entrepreneur who continues to make his mark as a visionary. Holt pitched “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” to OWN in 2018. Network officials were immediately impressed by the concept of the show, and the rest is history. Through this opportunity, Martell has been able to expand his resume to include American Reality TV Star and Television Producer. With increasingly impressive ratings, the show will reach its 100th episode milestone in 2023, reaching millions of viewers across various cable and streaming platforms. In 2022, Martell launched a private wine label called Inest Wines. His first product is a California Premium Sweet Red made from grapes grown in Sonoma County.
Martell is passionate about business and entrepreneurship, but his love of family takes precedence over his work. Whether on reality television or social media, Martell has won the hearts of Americans as a loving and affectionate father. As entrepreneurs, the Holt family wrote their first book, “Plane Ride to Canada.”
A CHARISMATIC LEADER TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH WILL BE REQUIRED- LUKE 12:48 The generosity and commitment of Martell to the Huntsville community is truly inspiring. He’s donated more than 1000 coats and meals to the community, including 100 coats to his former elementary school, Terry Heights (now known as Sonny Hereford Elementary). The organizations he has partnered with, such as University Kia, Huntsville Inner City Learning Center, Macy’s, WEUP broadcasting, and local food drives, have made such a positive difference in the lives of so many.

While Martell has a loyal female fan base, he has also captured the attention of men. Martell has been vulnerable enough to share his challenges and weaknesses as a man, making him relatable. The life of a man is not defined by his mistakes and he can be seen as a model of resiliency.
As a fashion icon in the making, Martell is developing an apparel line for men. This apparel line will offer affordable suits that are tailored and trendy. It is also rumored that he may produce a luxury underwear line.

Martell has incredible vision, energy, and dedication to creating amazing products and services. He’s achieved so much in a short period of time but has a bright future ahead of him. Stay tuned-there’s definitely more to come.

Agenda and Itinerary

The “Epitome of a Woman Showcase” will be a two-day event filled with inspiration, empowerment, and entertainment. Here is the detailed schedule:

Saturday, February 24, 2024

  • 10:00 – 10:15: Opening Ceremony
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Sherika Holmes (Fitness)
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Panel of Doctors – (Health & Wellness)
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Council Woman Attorney Janika White- (Community)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 Dr. NaShante Brown (Fatherless Daughters)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Tiffany Burton (Let’s Talk Business) Workshop Room 101
  • 1:00-1:30 Lil Rounds (Live Entertainment)
  • 1:30-2:15 Let’s Talk Relation
  • 2:15-2:45 Viara Viara (Beauty & Welness)
  • 3:00-3:45 Epitome of a Woman Fashion Show
  • 4:00-4:45 All Male Fashion Show
  • 5:00-5:30 LQ the Line King (Line Dancing)

Sunday, February 25, 2024

  • 10:00-11:30 L.O.G.I.C. Church (Worship Service)
  • 12:00-2:00 Empowerment Brunch (Room 102-104)
  • 12:00-12:30 Kid’Prenuer Pitch
  • 12:30-1:00 Angelic Mister
  • 1:00-1:30 Brittany (Gymnastist)
  • 1:00-2:00 Deidre Pryor (Hygiene Chick) Room 101
  • 2:00-2:45 Kids Fashion Show
  • 3:00-3:45 Epitome of a Woman Fashion Show
  • 4:00-4:30 Porcelain (Live Performance)

Stephen Brown

EVENT DATES: Sunday Worship Service L.O.G.I.C. (Light of Glory International Church) Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:00-11:30am
Stephen L. Brown, Founder and Lead Pastor of Light of Glory International Church (LOGIC) was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where he played AAU basketball and served as point guard for Hamilton High School. He went on to play Division I college basketball for Idaho State University, graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. After college, he became a teacher and earned his Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University. After several years in the classroom, Stephen founded SBM, Stephen Brown Ministries, and LOGIC, Light of Glory International church, where he currently serves as Pastor. In addition to serving in his community, he also recently served as Team Chaplain for The University of Memphis Men’s Basketball team for 5 seasons, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and dog.


LaTrice Ryan
NeShante Brown
Doctor of Education
Deketa Tranae
Founder and CEO of Pure Necessity
Deidre' Pryor
Founder and Executive Director of The Hygiene Chic
Dr. Tonya M. Lyons
President and CEO of New Image Family Dentistry
Tiffany Burton
Business Expert
Kenya Rose
Serial Entrepreneur
Janika White
Council Woman Memphis
Sherika Holmes
Gym Owner/Personal Trainer
Devin Westbrook
Pastor Redemption Church
Erica Nathan
Serial Entrepreneur
Michael Campbell
Compleo Fit Gym and Fit Savage Wear
Stephen Brown
Light of Glory International Church (LOGIC)
Constance Harrison
Doctor Chiropractic
Lil Rounds
American singer, songwriter, and recording artist

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Our Venue


Nestled in the heart of Memphis, our chosen venue embodies the essence of sophistication and charm that the Epitome of a Woman Showcase deserves. For most of our lives, this iconic space was formerly and affectionately known as the Memphis Cook Convention Center. It perfectly marries modern elegance with timeless grandeur, offering a vibrant backdrop for a weekend filled with inspiration, connection, and empowerment. 

Take the 360º tour of Memphis’ Renasant Convention Center & Cannon Center

Features Include:

  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems
  • Multiple breakout rooms for workshops and intimate conversations
  • A spacious exhibit hall designed for our vendors
  • Ample parking facilities 

Vendor Opportunities

Do you want to reach a diverse and engaged audience while joining a vibrant community of trailblazers, creatives, and empowered individuals? Become a vendor and gain visibility!

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Our sponsorship opportunities allow you to align your business with a cause that uplifts, inspires, and transforms lives. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, our packages deliver impactful ROI and make a meaningful impact.

The Renasant Convention Center

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Hosted by Twana Johnson, this action-packed weekend offers everything from enriching workshops and celebrity guests to dazzling fashion shows and a soul-nourishing Empowerment Brunch celebrating sisterhood and unity.

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