Former cast member of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” the third season, Winter Ramos, was the featured guest speaker at the Sixth Annual Softer Side Seminars Presentation of the  “Woman 2 Woman Empowerment” Symposium led by its Founder, Renee P. Aldrich.

Ramos’ story is one of  change and transformation, from the “hip-hop” life of men, money and a fairly wild lifestyle, to that of  living in a small town outside Pittsburgh (Uniontown), that includes motherhood, entrepreneurship and a settled life with one man, to whom she is engaged.

Winter worked behind the scenes in the Hip-Hop industry for more than 10 years and consulted as a wardrobe stylist for labels such as Ruff Ryders, Murder Inc., Full Surface and Def Jam. She is mostly known for her position as executive assistant to platinum recording artist Fabolous. From there, Winter took her talents down to South Beach and obtained a position as executive assistant to, the CEO of Slip-N-Slide Records, Ted Lucas.

This year’s event,  held at the beautifully refurbished Blakey Program Center, in Pittsburgh’s Hill District,  was a full day of inspiration and motivation for women and girls, with an emphasis on enhancing self-esteem.  Aldrich says, “A lot of people say that the term empowerment and self-esteem are over stated, but I believe it can never be over stated and really can’t be emphasized enough, and you can’t start stressing it early enough. As we saw by Winter Ramos’ story,  it’s  a woman’s sense of self that governs all of her actions, choices and decisions—we must get girls to understand their value even as early as the age of 10!”

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