Michaela Angela Davis is many things, all defined by great talent and great vision. From editor to style influencer, Davis is guided by a value set that she is sharing with the world through her MAD Free series, currently spreading the #BurytheRatchet tour. Her forums focus on breaking the myth that women, specifically black women, and invite women to turn back the media projection and embrace that natural spark of supporting and uplifting each other. With the next event happening in Atlanta on April 30th, Davis leads the necessary group therapy to remind us of our nature and our truth of being collaborative, supportive forces in the world.
It is amazing how much you can receive from giving back. Located in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, Step Up Women’s Network (SUWN) hosts regular opportunities to mentor teenage women in group settings where you build relationships with other women based on a shared value for collaborative leadership. And when you are not mentoring, SUWN offers opportunities to be mentored and access dynamic women who reveal their points of view on competitive edge. If you enjoy reading books like Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In,” their events, from Power Breakfasts to Empowerment Lunches, are interactive spaces to help you walk the talk of career growth.
Gathering the most dynamic women in Houston, Roar! is a multicultural women’s event convening thought leadership in the areas of in business, education, government, and civic society. The May 23rd summit will be helmed by local leaders including Emmy® Award winning journalist Shern-Min Chow of KHOU 11 News. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an executive, the program is designed to ignite your command as a leader.
BONUS: If you know a talented teen, either already an outstanding leader in her community or a hidden flower needing a circle to help her bloom, Black Girls Rock! Queens Camp is a secret gem. A summer program in New York City for teenage women, their graduates go on to attend some of the top schools in the country, from Spelman College to the University of Southern California. Founded by celebrity DJ Beverly Bond, program connects its participants to nationally renown women in a diversity of fields, and offers programming anchored around training in deejaying skills and entrepreneurship, girls develop the self-esteem and audacity to claim their passion. Applications are due April 29th.
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