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  • Kristen Newsome

MSKSI Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference was EPIC!

Empower Her - Mentoring Rising Stars YW Leadership Conference hosted keynote speaker, Avis Brown-Riley, Golf Champion and Inspirational Speaker. The conference theme was "Developing the Champion Within YOU."

Empower Her: Mentoring Rising Stars Young Womens' Annual Leadership Conference was a success, over 60 participants gathered and socially distanced to enjoy the day while being inspired and empowered for a great year in 2022! We had a social photo booth, fun icebreakers and leadership games, and even a "pink chair talk" with the founders of the MSKSI School of Awake. Lunch was an upscale dream complete with custom specialty cupcakes, and we finished the day with recognition of our amazing mentees and our 2021 Mentor of the Year, Assata Moore, Founder of Black Math Genius Program!

This year, our keynote speaker was Avis Brown-Riley, who at only ten years old won the 1974 Junior World Championship on the Presidio Hills Golf Course, becoming the first African American in the tournament’s history to win and hold 4 additional trophies for the tournament. Once she got a taste for success, her determination was ignited, and she continued to win more and more in her junior golf career, placing at the top of the leaderboard over 50 times, and winning 10 out of 16 tournaments before pursuing collegiate golf. Avis ignited the room and inspired girls to see triumph in challenge and to NEVER GIVE UP on dreams! Adults and youth were both encouraged and left with key takeaways.

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