Out & About: Girls’ Empowerment Summit at Springfield College
Last weekend marked the first girls’ empowerment summit held on Springfield College’s campus. ICON’s Racquel Davey (far right), Project Architect for the Springfield College Babson Library Renovation project, W.I.S.E. (Women Inspiring Self-love and Excellence) executive committee member and Springfield native, was instrumental in making this vision a reality.
Among the host of speakers, workshop presenters, panelists and volunteers at the How to Wear Your Crown Girls’ Summit, attended 100 girls in grades 8 through 12 from the Greater Springfield Area. “The purpose of the summit is to provide a platform to empower and uplift young girls from my hometown community,” says Davey. She continues, “The girls were able to interact with influential local women leaders and discuss critical topics on building self-esteem, rising to leadership, maintaining healthy relationships and planning for higher education. It was great to receive support from a well-respected college in the area, Springfield College, as well as Mayor Sarno. All of this would have been impossible to accomplish without our sponsors.”
According to Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, “The next generation of leaders is Springfield's greatest resource. It is great to see young women raised in this area giving back to our community through an event that encourages girls to look towards a bright future.” The summit is expected to be an annual event with continued support from the Greater Springfield community.
For more information on the 2016 How To Wear Your Crown Girls’ Summit, visit http://www.howtowearyourcrown.com