Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SISTERS RISE: WHY WE MATTER
9TH Annual National Sisters of Today and Tomorrow Leadership Conference for Girls
New Haven, Connecticut – What does a Preacher’s wife, a Gold Medalist, a Police Commissioner, an Executive Director of a Housing organization and the Director of a Small Business Academy all have in common? Sisters of Today and Tomorrow Leadership Conference for Girls…
Thursday – Saturday, July 14-16, 2016, Sisters of Today and Tomorrow (SOT), a nonprofit organization developed to transform the lives of girls and the women who raise them, will host its 9th Annual National Leadership Conference for girls, in New Haven, Connecticut. Registration fee is $125pp (includes: morning and afternoon snack, lunch and conference materials).
The Conference will kick off Thursday evening, July 14th, with SOT's Summer Swanky Affair / Fundraiser at K2 New Haven, 27 Temple St., sponsored by Jacqueline James, Director of the Small Business Academy, City of New Haven and Carla Morrison, Executive Director of Sisters of Today and Tomorrow. “The evening will include: good food (Asian style), music, empowerment speeches and a silent auction. Highlights: A soul rendering singing performance by CT Gem Ebony, and keynote address from Gold Medalist, turned Coach Alexandria Givan. “The music will be provided by Herman Ham , who never disappoints, and special guest through-out the evening, all New Haven Public Schools alumni, that have gone on to do exceptional work in their field,” says Carla Morrison, Organizer of the Conference.
Friday, July 15th will include a full day of workshops, including self-esteem building conducted by Mayor Aide Maya Welfare; “Lunch with a Leader”, presented by Dr. Karen DuBois-Walton of New Haven Housing Authority, “Express Yourself through Writing”, facilitated by Radio Legend/ Journalist Michelle Turner & Editor Babz Rawls Ivy, “Vision Board Creation” facilitated by West Haven Police Commissioner Deborah Busch Wright, “Dress for Success” workshop with Celebrity Fashion Stylist Tanisha Bundy, “Health & Wellness” presentation from Yale New Haven Hospital and the powerful Sisters Circle facilitated by Social Worker(s) Ericka Fields and Tanisha Bundy.
Saturday, July 16th is “SOT’s Mommy, Mentor & Me Day”, where educator Tisha Welfare will conduct a “Planting the Leadership Seed” workshop and (retired) psychologist Bettye Morrison will facilitate a SHAPE workshop for both the mothers and mentors; While Dr. Christina Cousin (first lady of Bethel AME) will facilitate a “college prep” workshop for high school age girls and Actress Tyquanda Johnson will facilitate a “creativity” workshop for the younger girls.
“We will come back together through a combined fitness workshop lead by fitness guru / Zumba expert Chaila Gilliams of Body Workers, LLC.,” says Carla Morrison, Founder/ Executive Director, SOT.
The conference will culminate with a brunch and a surprise guest speaker. “Later that same evening SOT guest from Georgia and other places will join us with our family and friends on the green to enjoy the musical festivities.”