Over the weekend, Kelly Rowland was honored at the Women in Excellence Luncheon for her philanthropic efforts and paid tribute to her late mother Doris and to Tina Knowles.The Women in Excellence luncheon benefits the LadyLike Foundation which provides support to young women in under privileged communities. Kelly Rowland raised over 250,000 for the foundation, which will go to scholarships for 6 college bound women.
According to Billboard:
Rowland first dedicated the honor to her late mother Doris Rowland Garrison, who died in 2014, saying, “She would always tell me, ‘Cross your legs, always look at people, be ladylike’ — I just feel she is here.” Rowland, who along with Beyonce was members of Destiny’s Child also dedicated the award to “my other mommy Tina,” who sat at Rowland’s table in the audience. Tina “forced me to look in the mirror and say, ‘You look at that chocolate skin — so pretty,'” Rowland told the crowd. “She taught me how glorious our skin is, ladies. Don’t dim your light for nobody.”