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Black excellence is not accidental. Conversely, success is purposeful and this is especially true with women in leadership who must face both racism and sexism far too often. Preparation is not always the easiest task, but it’s possible with the support of sister circles. The presenter utilizes pop culture references and real-life examples on how women of color lead, maintain sister circles, and slay while doing so! Participants will also analyze their sister circles and create tangible ideas on expanding their sisterhood to cultivate their own NEXT level leadership.
1. Define what a sister circle is and how these relationships impact their academic, professional, and leadership goals.
2. Distinguish the three roles of effective sisterhood.
3. Examine how strong sister circlues cultivate leadership skills
Natilie is not only a professional speaker, Ph.D. student and college instructor, but she is also a proud Southside Chicagoan with a unique perspective on student leadership; simply, it’s A Different World. At 20 years old, she received her Bachelors from Central Michigan University. As a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Natilie understands that college is the perfect place for students to create, cultivate, and enhance their leadership skills and change the world. At 22 years of age, she received her Masters in Communication from Illinois State University. Natilie graduated with both degrees without a dime of student loan debt! She currently travels the nation to inspire students and other groups to push through their circumstances and achieve even their wildest dreams. Author of the new book recently released on Amazon: Innerview: Lessons in Leadership.
Part of honoring history is by maximizing the opportunities that we are presented with today. Maximizing those opportunities are difficult when students are often balancing family, cultural and in some instances 1st generation pressures to succeed. This timely and interactive experience helps participants get serious about their mental health. Monitoring their self-talk and learning how to reach out for help are only a few of the life-changing tips they will learn from this inspirational and empowering session.
1. Define mental health and the unique challenges that students of color face in this area.
2. Explore the depth and complexity of mental health and name specific ways to positively address them.
3. Develop a strategy for personal and professional development incorporating this education and awareness.
Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne, also known as “Dr. RJ”, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of Standard of Care Psychological Services, LLC, in Atlanta, GA. She advocates for those affected by emotional and behavioral issues and focuses on evidence-based, trauma-informed care to improve overall quality of life for her clients. With many years of experience, Dr. RJ has mastered helping clients develop realistic, long-lasting, and life-changing goals. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology, graduating with highest honors from North Carolina A&T State University, where she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and later received her doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Dr. RJ serves as the Wellness Wednesday expert for the Kansas City radio station KPRS 103 Jamz, is a best-selling author of the book Stress, Lies & Vacancy and was featured as an expert on the documentaries Killer Kids on the Lifetime Movie Network, and For My Man on TV One. Most recently, she released her new book Overwhelmed: The Self-care Guide For College Students.
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