Believe. Inspire. Achieve.
"THE FUTURE IS YOURS."
2018 Keynote Speaker - Nantasha Williams
Head of Social Impact & Political Engagement at Woman's March
Organizer and social innovator with a demonstrated history of working in the public affairs industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Governmental Affairs, Government Administration, Crisis Communications, Community and Media Relations. Combining my passion for government, social innovation, public-private partnerships and honed strategic planning & organizational management skills to pursue a career in public affairs and social impact. My experience working in nonprofit, corporate, and state government have given me a unique perspective and focus. I have 8-9 years of experience, a master's in Public Administration, and have held senior level positions. I also have experience managing teams, delivering PSA Campaigns, and strategic partnerships. Through my professional and academic experiences, I have developed expertise in conducting qualitative and quantitative research, utilizing social media, building strategic plans and partnerships, applying storytelling to drive change, conducting media monitoring, and community relations.
Believe. Inspire. Achieve.
"Exemplifying the Ability & Power of Women to Achieve"
2017 Keynote Speaker - Regina Calcaterra, ESQ.
Regina is the co-author of Girl Unbroken, A Sister’s Harrowing Story of Survival from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho, which she co-wrote with her sister Rosie Maloney and is the author of her New York Times Best Selling memoir Etched in Sand, A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island. Etched in Sand appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers lists for 18 weeks rising to #2 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s Non-Fiction E-Books Best Sellers list and #6 on the New York Times Non-Fiction Combined Print & E-Books list. It also was been selected for One College/One Book Read and Community Reads at several US colleges and communities and has been integrated into college and high school curriculums nationwide. Regina speaks nationally on resilience, the plight of foster children, childhood poverty and homelessness and how we all can positively impact the life of a child in need. See the most recent article on the awareness Regina raises when she speaks here.
Regina’s memoir Etched in Sand appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers lists for 16 weeks during 2013-14 rising to #2 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s Non-Fiction E-Books Best Sellers list and #6 on the New York Times Non-Fiction Combined Print & E-Books list. Then in 2015, for the third year in a row, Etched in Sand returned to the New York Times Best Seller and Wall Street Journal’s list for the 17th week appearing again at #2 on the Non-Fiction E-Books list and #10 on the Non-Fiction Combined Print & Ebooks list (August 2015). It also was been selected for One College/One Book Read and integrated into college, high school and middle school curriculums. Regina’s next book, about her youngest sister Rosie’s journey, will be released in October 2016. For the past twenty-six years Regina has spent her policy, managerial and legal career in both the private and public sector. She is presently an attorney working for the State of New York.
"Little Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision"
2016 Keynote Speaker - Regina Calcaterra, ESQ.
Mapping Your Journey
2019 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jessica Clemons
Dr. Jessica Clemons, a NYC-Based Psychiatrist, has recently been recognized by Forbes as a leader in making mental health and wellness a part of the current zeitgeist. Dr. Clemons received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and is currently completing her residency training at New York University. While her work is primarily in providing direct clinical care, her mission is to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.
Her work in mental health advocacy consists of using social media, primarily Instagram via @AskDrJess to host Weekly Live Q/A sessions to educate her following, as well as engage with them in real life events, specifically #BeWell, her community based conversation series featuring artists, musicians, and activists intended to inspire attendees and normalize conversations about mental health.
Her efforts have gained national attention including being selected to provide the first live televised therapy session on VH1, “In Session Live: With Dr. Jess”, recognition as the first spotlight story for Beyonce’s WeGood Black History Month campaign, as well as the attention of NYC Department of Mental Health, the American Psychiatric Association and several global brands.
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