YP L.E.A.D.S. brings together the millennials and Young Professionals who drive the Urban League Movement. Join them as they explore ways to empower communities, change lives, and better themselves in career and life. Expect insightful and engaging workshops, networking opportunities, and social events. Come to build new connections and strengthen old ones!
Year of the Slay…#BlackGirlMagic
Moderator: Jordyn Rolling, Journalist, Black Entertainment Network (BET) & VICE Network
Samantha Abrams, Executive Director, March on Washington Film Festival
Ashley Bryant, Resist & Win Digital Director, MoveON.org
Kéla Walker, Entertainment & Lifestyle Authority, Influencer
Renae Bluitt , Founder, In Her Shoes Blog; Creator/Executive Producer: “She Did That.”
Habiba K. Bankston, President, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals; Senior Community Relations Specialist at L Brands
Nekpen Osuan, Co-Founder of WomenWerk; VP, Morgan Stanley and Adjunct Professor, NYU
The term Black Girl Magic started as a hashtag but has now transcended into a full on movement! The term was created to celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women and that’s exactly what this session will embody. From entertainment and education, to social justice and entrepreneurship, black women and girls are uplifting our culture and pushing it forward by encompassing the self-confidence and self-empowerment that is often not seen in the media. Join us as we acknowledge the contributions that black women are making in today’s society and examine the barriers we have yet to overcome.