Saturday, October 26, 2013
Today Was a Great Time to Help Girls Begin Career Exploration
Today was very special for me. I had the opportunity to co-facilitate a career exploration workshop at Oscar Smith Middle School with my alma mater's assistant director of career services Melody M. Iannone at the Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's 2013 Girls & Young Women's Empowerment Conference.
Melody and I spoke to 19 teen girls to get them thinking about and planning for their career interests. We each had 15 minutes to empower them. Melody presented first - kicking things off with an ice breaker that every girl participated in. I concluded the workshop by having them to write down a career goal on one side of a white sheet of paper and drawing a picture of what the career looks like on the other side. Then, I had them to present their goals before their peers. I was very proud that 8 young ladies volunteered to do this. Their career aspirations included being a WNBA player, graphic artist, restaurant owner, vetenarian and OB-GYN. Borrowing from my two hour long workshop "I'm Writing My Vision and I'm Making It Plain", I told the girls that there are four steps to achieving their career goals: 1) Write it, 2) Draw it, 3) Believe it and (4) Execute it.
I was inspired by their career focus as well as their willingness to be engaged in the workshop. I look forward to hearing that their goals came to fruition.
Thank you to my shero and Sister-in-Christ Marlene Bright for recommending me as a presenter for this conference. You know how much I love our young ladies. Thank you to Mrs. Nancy Parr - whose office sponsored the empowerment conference - and her caring staff members Mary and Anika for accepting me as a presenter and doing a great job on making today a positive experience. I really appreciated the lovely "Thank You" card that Mrs. Parr hand delivered to me after the workshop.
I am inspired. I am empowered. I am dedicated to inspiring and empowering our youth. If you'd like me to speak to your group, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (757) 202-3264.
In service to our youth,
Feona Sharhran Huff
Founder & CEO
Powerhouse Media Group (PMG)
"When you step into your power, you become a powerhouse"
She sat in on our workshop while her daughter was empowered!
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