“Mentoring has always been an important part of my life and helped me achieve success. There are formal mentors like my parents and incredible teachers and then there are informal ones—people you look up to who offer guidance and experience. ALL of these ‘teachers’ are invaluable to a lifetime of success. My personal reason for being open to mentoring others is to give back and pay it forward. I see mentoring as a form of love and economic development — the mentee should grow as a person and help grow their wider circle — their community too.”
—Maxine Clark, CEO, Clark-Fox Family Foundation, Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop Chair, Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation — St. Louis, Missouri.
“The inaugural ‘TeaBags of Love’ gathering was PHENOMENAL. So are all the honorees and so are YOU!!! Congratulations on pulling off such a powerful first time out-of-the gate event.”
— Karen Glines, author, Journalist & Publicist, Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air — St. Louis, Missouri.
"The “TeaBags of Love No.2” event was beautiful.
I could see in the faces of the guests how engaged everyone was and how much they all respect and admire what you do.
Bobcat is a labor of love and shines through in that manner. Your efforts were clearly visible from the beautiful flowers to the delicious food but most of all from the smiling faces in the audience. I was honored to be a part of it.”
— Janice Huff — chief meteorologist, WNBC-TV/NBC4 New York, NBC — New York, NY
“The ability to inspire dozens of accomplished women to assemble for a celebration of their brilliance and leverage their power to lift other women speaks to Barbara’s great gift as a leader.
Through her leadership with the “TeaBags of Love” she motivates others to reach beyond perceived barriers and roadblocks, encouraging them in their journey. As the inaugural emcee, from the podium emceeing and standing alongside observing, I am amazed by Barbara’s gracious determination to harness the unity of sisterhood.”
—Vickie Newton, president & founder,
The VillageCelebration & communications professor,
University of Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.”
“Once again, you knocked it out of the park! The ‘TeaBags of Love’ was so very special for all of us; and you are to thank for it. Your friendship and mentorship have meant the WORLD to me over the years. Bravo! Bravo! And, I will never forget how very special you made me feel today and how very proud I am to be a woman - especially among the group of women in attendance, established, talented, generous, beautiful, and influential. Wow. Blown away. All day long. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Dr. Susan “Shayna” Scribner, owner, Wise Monkeys Business & Sage Chic Jewelry, St. Louis, Missouri.
“The TeaBags of Love” was a spectacular event. Everything was in order over and above.” I could see in the faces of the guests how engaged everyone was and how much they all respect and admire what you do. Bobcat is a labor of love and shines through in that manner. The panel particularly was a wonderful addition. Your efforts are clearly visible, from the beautiful flowers to the delicious food; but most of all from the smiling faces in the audience. I was honored to be a part of it.
A Great Job — Congratulations!”
— Nancy Tao, Partner, SoulPR — Atlanta, Georgia
RSVP to Barbara A. Washington, CSEP at (314) 478-2229.
Read below 2017 attendee testimonials. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!
(View or download a copy of last year’s “TeaBags of Love No.2” souvenir program below.)
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"TeaBags of Love No.4"
Career Mentoring Forum
Friday | March 8, 2019
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
One S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
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