Congratulations to the Inaugural HerStory Empowers 2016 Finalists -#6under40
Thank you to all our sponsors, partners, attendees and guest speakers who made last night extra special.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Candice Elder
CRIMINAL JUSTICE Nola Kesia Brantley-Harris
ECONOMIC SECURITY Lauren N. Peebles
HEALTH Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto
TECHNOLOGY Trawets Aifala
EDUCATION Sally Ms President Nuamah - Chicago
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* Stay tuned for more from this group of breakthrough leaders | changemakers.
Finalists received special commendations from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson + Mayor Libby Schaaf + BWOPA/TILE's new Black Women Lead Racerback TShirt
+ $100 Sephora Gift Certificate ~ thank you Marketing Director Celessa Baker (& Chuck Baker#100BM)
Thank our partners - who help make the event possible!
+ Tom/Treva/Alicia PG&E
+ Nyeisha DeWitt, Oakland Natives Give Back
+ Cathy D. Adams, CDA Consulting / Powerful Women of the Bay
+ Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, Holy Names University
+ Anna Nti Asare, Photographer Competing to Raise Support (PCTRS)
+ Alan Dones + Bernida Reagan + Raymond Lankford + Lena Robinson + Yolanda Smith + Surlene Grant + Nicole Garay + Jessica Anderson + Jenn Bowman + Rita Forte + Ceslee Montgomery + Yong Chan Miller + Janina JPosh Aubry
Muchas gracious to my sis Chef Rene, Blackberry Soul & team for their scrumptious delicious hors d'oeuvres & desserts in the beautifully appointed honorees VIP reception.
Shout/Out to the powerhouse changemaker and our event DJ and new San Jose sis "Shugga Shay" - thank you for bringing your special sauce!
Big thanks to Geoffrey Pete | Geoffrey's Inner Circle - perfect venue to celebrate our blackgirlmagic!
Sincere thanks to Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Elevate Your Now Author Kysha Mitchell - presentations slayed & empowered us all!
Proceeds benefits the DWJ public policy fellows and their year long work focusing on policy issues in health, education, criminal justice and economic security.
DWJ Fellows: Fatima Alleyne + Rachel Benjamin + Garbralle Conroe +
Brittani Daniels + Terra Doby + Abigail Mariam + Amelia Neal + Tamisha Walker
+ Nicole Henderson + Erica Duggan + Ashley Chambers + Chrystal Ellis + Delthia Mckinney + Camile Duria + Alegra Thomas + Samara Rivers + Simone Thelemaque + Shahidah Lacy + Charlette Viney
Gorgeous photos by Jazmyne W. Jones - BWOPA/TILE Leadership University Cohort 2011. Bishop O'Dowd grad 2015 * Mentee, Nana 510Media * College student @ California College of the Arts.