EWOC 2012 to Offer Young Women’s Summit and Scholarship Competition

Today’s young women are tomorrow’s leaders and business owners. We look to celebrate their present and future with the 2012 Young Women’s Summit (YWS), part of the 4th Annual Exceptional Women of Color (EWOC) Networking Brunch & Wellness Conference, to be held Saturday, September 29, from 8 am to 4 pm, at the UC Davis Freeborn Hall in Davis, CA.

Keadrian Belcher-Harris of C.L.A.S.S.Y. and Mioshi Jackson of Mind Focus, Inc., will coordinate YWS which is geared towards youth and young women of color – African-American, Hispanic and Latino American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, or Indian/Native American — ages 14-21. YWS will feature fun discussions through a young women’s speakers panel and chat sessions, as well as exciting workshops to help young women come together and talk about the issues that mean the most to them. All this while helping them develop leadership skills, achieve educational excellence, and learn to respect their image and reputation.

Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation is proud to present LaKenya McClough as the MC/Co-Host of the YWS at EWOC 2012. LaKenya is currently an advisor to the California Black Chamber of Commerce’s Green Initiative, and co-hosts the “Envirobro” Going Green radio show, which focuses on keeping the public educated about environmental news. She is also an active board member for California Women Lead (Sacramento Regional Chapter) since 2010.

As part of the YWS, for the first time ever, two young women of color (ages 14-21) will be presented with the Young Exceptional Women of Color (Y-EWOC) Scholarship Award. The competition was started to help assist young women of color afford a higher education. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage young women of color to pursue their dreams through education.

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded. Submissions that answer the question “What Makes an Exceptional Woman?” can be made via essay or YOUTube video and are due no later than Friday, September 7. For more information on YWS and the scholarship opportunity, visit www.sacculturalhub.com/2012-young-womens-summit.

The YWS will take place at the 2012 Exceptional Women of Color Conference which will be on Saturday, September 29, from 8 am-4 pm at UC Davis Freeborn Hall in Davis, CA. Admission is $65 per person until August 31st; $75 per person until September 15; and $35 per person for youth and young adults 12-21. Advance table reservations (to seat 10 persons) are available for $750.

Register online at ewocnetworkingbrunch2012.eventbrite.com. For more information and updates, click here or call (916) 470-2337. Sponsorships and vendor opportunities are available by calling Twlia at (916) 662-3502 or Lesley at (916) 838-9267.

The event is presented by the Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation (SCHMF) and hosting event partner UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations (UCD OCCR). Corporate and Community Partners include: U.S. Air Force; Waddell & Reed; Allstate; SMUD; Dr. Monica Crooks, D.D.S.; Ronald T. Blanchette, D.D.S.; Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Gospel Vine; Twlia Makes it Happen; T.E.A. Consulting; and Leatherwood Marketing.

SCHMF gives tribute to the members of our EWOC Advisory Committee for providing strategic advice and support in developing the EWOC conference program of activities. Members include: Michael Blair, Media Consultant-The Gospel Vine; Brenda Bufford, Chief-California Partnership for Long Term Care; Victor Jenkins, President-Crave The Spotlight; First Lady Dianna Lovelace-Center of Praise Ministries and First Ladies Academy; Tammy McNiff, Director-UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations; Bonnie Osborn, President-Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce; Alice Perez, President-Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Tommie Whitlowe, Member-Sacramento Valley Section Nat’l Council of Negro Women; and Lee Perkins, Independent MC and Radio Host.


Similar Posts