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Sista 2 Sista Summit

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Keynote Speaker: Black Girls Rock! Founder, Beverly Bond

Photo Credit: Charla Harlow

Spring is upon us and flowers are growing in Brooklyn! Not the type of flowers you’re assuming, I’m sure. The flowers I speak of are beautiful young women of color who are blossoming into tomorrow’s leaders. This Saturday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, approximately 125 high school girls from the New York area gathered for the day-long Sista 2 Sista Summit focused on the empowerment of women. The students were blessed with an inspiring day of panel discussions, workshops and live entertainment, centered around self-awareness, self-appreciation and self-actualization. The program was hosted by The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project, a New York-based non-profit organization, founded by Akua Soadwa.

People who have time to waste, will waste your time.

– Beverly Bond, Keynote Speaker

Photo Credits: Raeven Western

Presenters and speakers for the Fourth Annual Sista 2 Sista Summit included: Black Girls Rock! Founder Beverly Bond, social critic Michaela Angela Davis, empowerment and relationship specialist Sil Lai Abrams, HBO Award Winning documentarian Stacy Muhammad, wellness entrepreneur Queen Afua, hip hop ambassador Toni Blackman, writer and cultural critic Geneva S. Thomas, author Kerika Fields and many more. This year’s conference also presented distinguishing awards to Black Girls Rock!, GEMS, and a graduating high school senior.

For additional information on the Sista 2 Sista Summit click here!

As a New York City beauty PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created “In Her Shoes” to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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