Dr. Barbara Young Talks with Cookie Johnson, a Woman of Purpose, Passion and Commitment in Today's World, on VoiceAmerica's Empowerment Channel


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/20/2015 -- On her global talk radio show, Transformation for Success, Host Barbara talks with Cookie Johnson about her journey of transformation as a college graduate, career professional and wife of a high-profile individual, mother, and her extraordinary mission in bringing to the world's attention she and her husband's fight against HIV/AIDS.

Cookie Johnson is truly "A Woman of Purpose, Passion and Commitment in Today's World"

Join Dr. Young for a discussion with Cookie Johnson, a philanthropist, child advocate, spokesperson for women's health, and business entrepreneur. She will share her journey of transformation as a college graduate, career professional and wife of a high-profile individual, mother, and her extraordinary mission in bringing to the world's attention she and her husband's fight against HIV/AIDS. Discussion will also center on her business ventures and why and how she created and launched her premium denim line for women. Cookie will share from her heart, her love for God, her passion, and commitment to the success principles that have kept her sense of humor, her sense of self and personal freedom in a high-profile world.

About Cookie Johnson
Cookie Johnson is a devoted philanthropist, child advocate and spokesperson for women's health. She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Magic Johnson Foundation. She addresses the health, social and educational needs of those residing in underserved communities and is involved in the development of the Foundation's overall goals, objectives and programs. Cookie joins her husband Earvin "Magic" Johnson in the fight against HIV/AIDS by speaking to women's groups, at community events, local schools, etc. to help reduce new HIV infections in underserved communities by educating minority women about the disease and providing helpful tools for prevention and testing. Cookie served as a 2013 Ambassador for Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. She used her platform to encourage people across the country to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

Cookie was honored by the Mother Hale Foundation in 2005 and was the recipient of the 36th Mother Hale Award. In 2006, she received the Community Service Award from the Hollywood NAACP. In 2007, Cookie was awarded the Lullaby Ball Award from the Maternal Fetal Care International for her goodwill and was also honored with a Humanitarian Award from the Behind the Bench Association. In 2012, Cookie received the Rising Star of the Year Award from National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles (NAWBOLA) and honored by Team HEAL Foundation receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2013, Cookie was honored by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and was the recipient of the Global Advocate Award and honored by The LadyLike Foundation where she received the Women of Excellence award. A businesswoman at heart, in 2009 Cookie launched her premium denim line, CJ by Cookie Johnson. CJ by Cookie Johnson is an aspirational collection of premium denim that combines style AND comfort with sophisticated edge; CJ is currently sold at select Neiman Marcus stores, Amazon.com, Zappos.com, HSN.com and specialty boutiques."

Cookie graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Retailing of Clothing and Textiles, working in the industry for seven years. Cookie is married to Earvin Johnson Jr. and is a mother to their children André, Earvin Johnson III (EJ) and Elisa.

About Barbara Young
Dr. Barbara Young is an internationally sought-after speaker/consultant on leadership development and transformation success. She is an educator, life coach, author, transformation success expert and television/radio talk show host. For 25 years, Dr. Young has worked with professionals and world leaders from Fortune 400 and 500 companies, academic institutions, city municipalities, health care agencies and non-profits. She is passionate, high energy, spiritual and dynamic. She excites, inspires, educates, empowers, challenges and helps individuals and organizations to use transformational principles personally and professionally for success that she designed from a "holistic" perspective. Her view is radically unique. She provides this perspective via her workshops, speeches, private coaching sessions and specially designed life growth "Personal Best" Success seminars. More importantly, she offers success solutions and results that work.

Transformation for Success is broadcast live every Tuesday at 3PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel (http://voiceamericaempowerment.com ).

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