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Planning for the 2020 Expo is underway!

Plan to join us September 26, 2020
Expo Event for 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls

The 2019 Expo was a great success!

The inaugural LEAD Girls Rising Expo was a great success! This conference welcomed nearly 100 middle school girls and their parents/guardians for a one-of-a-kind experience designed to equip them for the social, emotional and academic rigors of high school.

The Expo featured a full day of high-energy workshops and inspiring presentations led by influential women from our community. Parents/Guardians had the opportunity to learn practical tips for high-school readiness, making education a priority at home, and how to encourage their daughters’ social and emotional development.

The highlights of the day’s workshop and presentation activities included:

  • Morning Welcome from Chief Catrina Thompson, Chief of Police, City of Winston-Salem
  • “Building a Resilient Daughter” presentation and moderated panel discussion for parents
  • Dynamic breakout sessions for girls, focused on Awareness, Perspective, Communication and Leadership, led by local experts, including the Leadership & Teamwork workshop facilitated by BB&T

We are thankful to all of our 2019 Expo sponsors and we’re gearing up for the 2020 Expo! Details will be announced Spring 2020.

Event Program

Girls Programs
Registration: 8:30-9:00 (Light Breakfast Provided)

9:05-9:20 – Welcome Remarks
Welcome to LEAD: Joy Nelson Thomas, Founder and Executive Director of LEAD Girls
Welcome to Our Campus: President Sandra Doran, Salem College
Welcome to Our Community: Chief Catrina Thompson, Chief of Police, City of Winston-Salem

9:30-10:10 – Workshop 1: Beautiful Me, Inside and Out: Self-Image, Awareness and Wellness Facilitator Katina Little, MSN, CPNP-PC, Novant Health Today’s Woman/Pediatrics

10:15-10:55 – Workshop 2: Tapestry Weaving with Sawtooth. Participants will learn to weave on a large-scale tapestry loom, adding yarn, words painted on fabric, and other fibers and recycled objects. At the end of the day, the groups will have completed a large tapestry that can hang on the wall as a reminder of the day’s work, in which each person consciously and collaboratively made an individual contribution. Facilitator: Sawtooth School

11:00-11:40 – Workshop 3: Hidden Figures in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Project workshop (make and take) Facilitator: Dr. Mesia Moore Steed, Winston-Salem State University

11:50-12:35 – Lunch
All girls with eat in the Salem College Cafe – lunch provided by Salem College. Opportunity to meet and engage with Salem College students/speakers/volunteers for talking and mentorship.

12:45-1:25 – Workshop 4: #GirlsRising in Social Media: Leaving a Digital Footprint, Creating a Pathway Facilitator: Dr. Keri Mathis, Wake Forest University

1:30-2:10 – Workshop 5: Rise Up and LEAD: Leadership and Teamwork to Create Change Facilitator: BB&T

2:20-2:35 – Group Session with Remarks by Author Alicia D. Williams

2:35-2:45 – Closing Remarks and Presenting of Proclamation by Hon. Allen Joines, Mayor of Winston-Salem

2:45 – I Rise pendants presented by the Hon. Mayor Allen Joines and Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough

As Girls Exit the Expo – Meet & Greet with Author Alicia D. Williams

Parents/Guardians Program
Registration: 8:30-9:00 (Light Breakfast Provided)

9:05-9:20 – Welcome Remarks
Welcome to LEAD: Joy Nelson Thomas, Founder and Executive Director of LEAD Girls
Welcome to Our Campus: President Sandra Doran, Salem College
Welcome to Our Community: Chief Catrina Thompson, Chief of Police, City of Winston-Salem

9:30-10:30 – Building a Resilient Daughter Presentation:
Victor Isler, Forsyth County Director of Social Services

Moderator: Victor Isler, Director of Social Services
Moderator: Annette Knight, Chief Experience Officer, Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Panelists:
Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, Professor, Winston-Salem State University
Dr. Gail Maron, Family Medicine Physician, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Judge Carrie Vickery, District Court Judge in Forsyth County
LaJoi R. Wilson-Moore, Assistant Principal Jefferson Middle School

Network & Resource Gathering: Parents are invited to mingle and network while visiting our Exhibitor Booths community resources area.  

 

 

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