LeToya Luckett Joins the Girls Inspire Summit Panel in Washington, DC

The Society For Girls, Inc held its first Girls Inspire Summit on September 8th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson opened the program via video, encouraging girls to use their voice for positive change. Honored panelists included R&B artist, LeToya Luckett, SVP of PR at TV One, Monica Neal, Danella Sealock, traffic reporter of NBC 4 Washington, 93.9 WKYS'(DC) Angie Ange, and host Janaye Ingram, DC Bureau Chief of the National Action Network.

Each panelist shared their who inspires them, thoughts on negative images in the media, the pressure of being a role model, personal self-esteem issues, the ugly side of the entertainment industry and much more.

Logo 4 Life founder, Karen Quarles began the vision board presentation by allowing attendees to identify all the things that would stop them from reaching their goals. Together they wrote them down and then disposed of the paper, instilling in them that nothing can get in the way of diligently reaching their goals and pursuing their dreams. To keep the energy going, DJ Ladee Elle spun the attendee’s favorite records as they created their vision boards.

The Girls Inspire Summit was successful in raising awareness to the misrepresentation of young girls and women in the media. All panelists and activities spoke to the overall theme of teaching young girls to be true to themselves, take a more critical view of the images the media portrays, and encouraged them to diligently pursue their dreams.

Shantelle Dockett, founder of The Society for Girls, Inc. commented, “We are so grateful to our wonderful panelists and hosts as well as to all of the girls who came out to the 2012 Girls Inspire Summit. We hope all attendees were truly inspired.”

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LeToya Set To Raise Awareness of the Misrepresentation of Women the Media

On Saturday, September 8th, The Society for Girls Inc., will host the Girls Inspire Summit at The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington DC. The event will be hosted by Janaye Ingram who serves asthe DC Bureau Chief of the National Action Network. The panelists include Grammy Award winning singer and actress, LeToya Luckett and NBC Washington’s traffic reporter, Danella Sealock. The welcome to the program will be given via video by Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson,with more panelists to come.

The Girls Inspire Summit is aimed to raise awareness to the misrepresentation of young girls and women in the media. One hundred girls between the ages of 11 and 17 will have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts, concerns, and fears in regards to the media’s skewed image of beauty. The panelists and activities will speak to the overall theme of teaching young girls to be true to themselves, take a more critical view of the images the media portrays, and encourage them to diligently pursue their dreams.

This two-part event will include a panel discussion led by the previously mentioned notable women in the entertainment industry, followed by a vision board workshop. The workshop presented by LOGO 4 LIFE, will allow the girls in attendance to make visual representations of their future and create their own logo for their lives, not based on beauty or looks but their goals, strengths and character. Games and other activities will also be set up for the girls to enjoy and learn more about media literacy. Major sponsor for the Girls Inspire Summit is Wells Fargo bank. Female powerhouse, DJ Ladee Elle will also be in attendance, spinning to create high energy. Girls can register for the summit here!

LeToya Selected as “W2W” Keynote Speaker

LeToya will serve as the keynote speaker for the 19th Annual Woman to Woman Conference. The event is hosted by the Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and will be held at Howard University Washington, D.C. on February 2nd.

Each year, the Woman to Woman Conference caters to about 500 African-American female students from the D.C. Metropolitan area. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Sisters Let’s Talk…Destined for Greatness, Striving to Fulfill Our Dreams.” The Woman to Woman Conference brings together speakers from around the nation who discuss issues that are relevant to the young ladies and their matriculation through adolescence into adulthood.

Visit http://www.womantowomanconference.net for more details. Congratulations LeToya!

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