Many know her as The Oprah of the South, TV Diva and the Boss Lady but one of her main goals in life has been to empower young girls and women all over the world.
“I took those names as a compliment, people look at me as a woman who is in leadership, and so my platform has always been to empower young girls and women to live their dream,” said Pam Chatman, who will soon be inducted to the Congressional Records of History.
Chatman was reared in Shaw, Mississippi by her grandmother Marie Fly, and while growing up her grandmother knew Pam would be a woman of many successes.
In 2006, Chatman became the first black woman in the state to be a TV news director, which was for WABG in Greenville.
She is also the CEO and Founder of P. Chatman Mentoring, Consultant and Training Organization, and has traveled all over the country as a motivational speaker empowering young girls and women.
Chatman said, “God has allowed me to do what I really love doing and that’s empowering people.”
She is currently signed under contract with RKD Management in Los Angeles, as a national motivational speaker and actor.
With Chatman’s many accomplishments she has achieved over the years, she is bringing the first Boss Lady Diamond Gala to the Mississippi Delta.
Chatman said, “I want this to be an intimate setting where people can look around the room and network and shake hands and love on each other and feel empowered.”
The gala is to shine light on five other successful African American women from Mississippi and glass ceiling breakers from around the Delta.
The five celebrities being honored are reality television judge Mablean Ephriam, actress Cassie Davis, American Idol runner up LaPorsha Renae, producer for Steve Harvey Monica Barnes and multimillionaire CEO, Mary Parker.
Chatman said, “To me, it’s like Hollywood comes to the Delta, and I’m just so excited to see all of these celebrities come down here, and for me, little country girl me, and I’m excited about that.”
During the gala, Congressman Bennie Thompson will induct Chatman to the Congressional Records of History.
“Congressman Bennie Thompson took my name to the floor of Congress in D.C. to say that I was deserving of such an accomplishment being from the Mississippi Delta area, and the things I have accomplished in my life and also how I give back to the community that I was deserving of an award as such as this,” said Chatman.
Chatman has many projects in the works and one that is she most passionate about right now and hopes to come to fruition is a reality television series titled, “Rising Diamonds.”
“This show will be about women from all over the South that have been through a lot of obstacles and struggles in their life, but they’ve risen, and now they are rising diamonds,” said Chatman. “I want to have a reality show where we are showing the positive outlook of the black woman.”
Chatman plans to have the Boss Lady Diamond Gala every year in the month of October.
“October is a month of empowerment. It is a month for women to just love on each other and to know the importance of networking and to know the importance of unity that together we are strong,” Chatman said