• Felecia Gilmore-Long

Inaugural Sisterhood Summit | cdc monthly - March 2018

CDC of Tampa proudly presented the first Sisterhood Summit on Friday, March 9, 2018 in celebration of National Women's History Month. This leadership retreat for young women in middle and high school focused on promoting self-esteem, building a personal brand, and encouraging our future leaders to have a vision for success in their lives as well as in their community.

60 students--from Middleton High School, Tampa Bay Tech, Hillsborough High School, Jefferson High School, King High School, Van Buren Middle School, Orange Grove Middle Magnet School and Eckerd Kids programs attended this year's event.

Special thanks to our event sponsors and partners, the amazing cadre of professional women who volunteered at the summit, as well as our incredible emcee, Luz Randolph, our phenomenal keynote speaker, Monica Harris, and our amazing breakout session presenters: Jennifer Johnson, Marzetta Howell and Katrina Lunsford.

In reflecting on this year's event, and why it is so meaningful, CDC of Tampa Vice President of Program Services Ellen Stoffer said: “Young women deserve to have an event like this where they can spend the day feeling empowered and motivated to dream big and do great things--for themselves, their families and their community. We're so grateful to this years volunteers, speakers and sponsors for helping us create this first event, and we can't wait to see how the Sisterhood Summit takes flight in the years to come."

Stoffer added, "Seeing the young women's energy, enthusiasm and self-esteem build throughout the day made all the hard work and planning our Youth Success Center team did for the day more than worth it. We hope our attendees will take the positive feelings they left with today and share them throughout our community."


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