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Empowerment and Entrepreneurship #ShesABoss: Boston area Spelman College Alumnae host 10th Annual girls’ conference at MIT
Note: Join the women and girls of the Blueprint Conference on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.. Photo and interview opportunities available.
Cambridge, MA – Between June 10-12, 2016, over 150 middle and high school girls of color from across the Greater Boston area will gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to take part in the 10th Annual Blueprint Conference for Girls. The Blueprint Conference, hosted by the Boston Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, will feature a full schedule of workshops, panel discussions and interactive presentations focused on empowerment, entrepreneurship and technology.
Conference organizers have planned for the two and a half-day event to serve as an open and candid forum in which young women will engage in honest dialogue about issues concerning their overall well-being and self awareness of their passions and purpose. “The best advice I’ve received, and I give, is to focus on being the best you. Controlling your brand ultimately lets you control your destiny,” says Anna Foster, CEO of A Maven’s World and conference workshop facilitator. Engaging community stakeholders is at the center of the conference’s mission. The event will call on local women-entrepreneurs who are leaders in business and technology spaces. Conference workshops and panels will address a wide range of topics including mental and sexual health, networking, personal branding, public speaking and ideation. Kera Street, Harvard PhD candidate and president of the Boston Chapter of the Spelman College Alumnae Association says, “ Through this conference, we are working to present to girls what it’s like to not only be a business owner, but a world-changer.”
Workshop Entrepreneurs and Speakers include: Keynote Speaker: Patti O'brien-Richardson CEO/Founder Move it Nation Veronica Chapman, Spelman Alumna and Author of children's books, Owner of My Crowning Jewel and Boxxout Enterprises Anna Foster Founder/Owner A Mavens World Lovern Gordon President/Founder Love Life Now Foundation Andrea C. Imafidon Author Brown Girl from Boston Shellee Mendes Owner Salon Monet Danielle Olson, MIT Alumna, Founder of Gique.me Tricia Young-Shaw Founder/Principal TLE Consulting
Listing Information 10th Annual Blueprint Conference for Middle & High School Girls Hosted by the Spelman College Boston Alumnae Chapter June 10-12 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology This year's sponsors include: MIT, The Boston Foundation, Walmart, Nuestra Comunidad, Coca Cola, Trader Joe's.
About the Blueprint Conference Established in March 2007, the mission of the Blueprint Conference is to expose young women in the Boston area to the sisterhood and strong social network that many Spelman alumnae have found key to their maturation and success as women. The conference seeks to empower these girls to create positive social change by reminding them that their opportunities are limitless.
The overarching concept for the conference is based on a Girls Group Curriculum created by Laina Cox, former Boston Public School teacher and assistant principal. The curriculum is based on her visits to other programs across the country and was implemented at the Harbor School in Boston.
About The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC)is the official organization that supports Spelman College - a historically black college for women - through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service and recognition of Spelman women. The Boston Area chapter was revitalized in 2006 to meet the needs of Spelman College alumnae in the Boston area. The chapter sponsors events, works with the community and serves as a representative of Spelman College within the Boston area. The chapter is committed to informing prospective students and families, as well as the greater community about Spelman College and its benefits.
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