JoyTutor presents our first Celebration of Courage event to honor the big and small accomplishments of ambitious, determined women from all walks of life. Be inspired or inspire others to reach higher and wider to turn dreams into reality and make the impossible, possible. 


During this event, we will have the honor and pleasure of celebrating Patrice Willis, also known as The Lemonade Lady, and founder of Pour Patty's, serving you freshly squeezed lemonade. Turning trials into triumphs, we will celebrate Azizah McEntire, the co-author of a new book, From Hurting to Healing,  and the founder of a therapy practice, Healing On Us. From finding your superpower to launching a new podcast, we will celebrate Tamara Knightenauthor of two books and host of two podcasts, Spicy Knights and Inspiration Station.  



Patrice Willis

Founder, Pour Patty's

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

If you have a passion and would like to turn it into a profitable business, Patrice's incredible journey is the inspiration you need to take the next step towards your dreams. Freshly squeezed with love, Patrice provides a delectable variety of lemonades through her company, Pour Patty's. From blackberry mint to strawberry basil, you are sure to find your favorite flavor.  Patrice is blazing a new trail in the lemonade industry while empowering others who have watched her step out on faith and thrive.

Azizah McEntire

Founder, Healing On Us

Co-author, From Hurting to Healing 

Azizah McEntire is the founder of a not-for-profit organization: Azizah Love Loves. Initially launched as a weekly podcast that empowers domestic violence and sexual assault victims, the Azizah Love Loves brand has expanded its reach by providing summits and events that enable women to heal holistically. The guiding principle - you are worthy of a love that loves! Walking the walk, Azizah left her corporate career and launched her own therapy practice, Healing On Us, and co-authored her first book, From Hurting to Healing.

Tamara Knighten

Founder, Tamara Knighten Ent.

Author of Dashing and Confident and Burned But Not Broken

If beauty for ashes was a person, it would be Tamara. Through healing and releasing years of pain, Tamara unlocked  own her courageous superpowers and came back  "healed, happy and whole."  As a result, Tamara Knighten Enterprises, LLC was created, helping entrepreneurs heal, teaching aspiring podcasters how to launch, and encouraging storytellers to write. Tamara's mission is to help every entrepreneur release their pain, unlock their superpowers, and activate their businesses.  


6:00 p.m. – Check-in and cocktails: Guests receive name badges, are seated at their assigned table, get to know each other, sip cocktails and enjoy hors d'oeuvres.

6:20 p.m. – Opening Introduction: Guests are welcomed and we thank each sponsor for their invaluable contributions. 

6:30 p.m. – Gratitude Toast and Dinner: The Founder of JoyTutor, JoAnna Riggins, will kick-off dinner with a toast of gratitude. Guests will enjoy an exquisite 5-course meal. 

7:00 p.m. – Presentation of awards:  Honorees will receive the JoyTutor Courage Award for inspiring, teaching, breaking barriers, and empowering others.

7:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: JoAnna Riggins will discuss dreaming big and unlocking your abundant mindset to create and grow in every area of your life.  

8:00 p.m. – Closing remarks: We will end the event with reflections on the amazing night, thank our guests, honoress and sponsors, and say our goodbyes. 

Elegant 5-Course Dinner

Be sure to bring your appetite! We will eat some of the best cuisines prepared by a local, small business (restaurant or caterer) within our community. Dining together as we celebrate the big and small wins of our amazing guests deserves the finest of cuisines. Our five-course meal includes soup, appetizers, salads, a main course, and desserts.


JoyTutor will set the mood and create a memorable celebration with local musicians as the backdrop of our joyful event. What better way to showcase local artists and their talents while setting the tone and ambiance for JoyTutor's celebratory event. Get ready to be blown away by the amazing talents of aspiring artists and celebrate with inspiration and joy.


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