I am super excited to be a part of The inaugural “She’s The Way” Summit. The event is on December 1st 2012 at Columbia University in New York. It is free of charge and is expected to welcome up to 500 young women of African descent from all over the United States for this enriching, educational experience.

She’s The Way” is a global movement promoting mentorship and education amongst the young women of Africa from the most oppressed and marginalized areas. The “She’s The Way” Summit is a gathering where extraordinary, real women will share their stories of personal and professional success with younger women who are trying to “find their way.” The goal in creating this gathering is to foster understanding of life’s blueprint through moral courage, embracing internal beauty, finding the value in traditions, and becoming an active participant within the global women’s sphere.

Organizers include: MacDella Cooper (Founding Chair, MCF), Amanda Annan (Model, Actress and Entrepreneur ), Ebru Özseçen (Artist,  Architect and Creative Director for “She’s  the Way”), and Ilaria  Esposito

Moderators include: Keli Goff  (Author, Blogger, and Political Analyst), Timberly Whitfield (Host of New Morning on Hallmark Channel), Tai  Beauchamp (CEO, The BluePrint Group, Style Expert & TV Personality ), Katrina Robinson (Strategist and Legal Advisor “She ‘s the Way”),

Panelists include: Alsion Roach (CFO,  Greylock Capital Management), Amini  Kajunju (President & CEO of the Africa America Institute (AAI)), Amy  Sacco (Lifestyle Entrepreneur ), Dionne A. Gumbs (Financial Advisor & Vice President, Bernstein Global Wealth Management), Gina Johnson,  MBA (Stay-At-Home-Mom, Businesswoman), Hawa Berry Diallo (Entrepreneur & Philanthropist), Lisa James (Marketing strategist , HBO), Ojinika  Obiekwe (Producer/On Air Talent, WPIX TV ), Rimma Doubinskaia (Agent, Izak Reality), Reinalda Johns, Sharon Mina Olago (Social Entrepreneur ), Sonya R. Pankey (Vice President of Human Resources for Ralph Lauren), Charlie Oliver (Director of Digital Media Strategy)

THE YOUNG, NOTABLE & INSPIRING FEMALES include: Charreah K. Jackson (Relationship Editor, Essence Magazine), Hananatu Tunis  (Founder, ONE MILLION GIRLS & FashPhenomenon), Ms. Linda Arrey, MPH, MHA (Founder/President of Women In Leadership Development & Empowerment, LLC (WILDE)), Karen Koukou-Twaglee (Founder & Executive Director, The Power to do something), Georgie Badiel (Co-Founder, Models for Water Africa and Arise Magazine Model of the Year)

Run of Show 

10am to 11am Registration & Red Carpet

11am – 12pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
By the organizers: MacDella and Amanda Annan
Acknowledgement of our Partners & Sponsors
Reconignition of the Young ,Notable, and Inspiring Females

12pm to 1pm Panel #1 – Beauty
The Truth about Beauty – the myths and the truths. Internal vs. external beauty.
The depiction of beauty today. Remarks by: Tai Beauchamp

1pm-2pm Lunch Break 30 or 45 minutes break. All Guests to be seated by 2pm

2pm-3pm Panel #2 – Morality, Religion & Spirituality
Morality, Religion and Spirituality in today’s social arena – The fear factor.
How has Religion/Spirituality gotten you through your journey?
First Remark by: Timberlyn Whitfield

3pm-4pm Panel # 3 – Traditions
Finding Value in Traditions: Sexuality, love, Marriage and families

4pm-4:30pm: Afternoon Break

4:30pm – 5:30 Panel # 4 – Women’s War Against Women
The situations surrounding women – why do we dislike each other?
Especially young women. First Remark by: Keli Goff

5:30pm – 6:00pm Questions & Answers (and the Conclusion)

Date: December 1st, 2012

Time: 10Am

Venue: 3022 Broadway – 130 Uris Hall Room 301 , Columbia University – New York, NY 10027

Email Ashlee to register: info@macdellacooper.org

From the Organizers: Bring 5 friends to the summit and receive a free hairstyling makeover from Dark & Lovely

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