Skip to main content

The 40 Under 40 Awards Demonstrates The Beauty In Leadership

Hi guys!

I am coming at you guys with a very special post that is dear to my heart. I was invited to attend the 40 Under 40 Young Women's Professionals' Awards this past fall and it was absolutely flooring! I was touched by the environment so heavily saturated with so many sassy, successful, smart, scrintillating Sisters. A huge thank you goes out to the staff for allowing my attendance!

The awards show truly demonstrated the beauty in leadership. Not just the shallow sense of beauty, meaning the benefits that come from being a leader, but to a cavernous degree that relates to the dominoe effect involved with just one skilled influencer. That was clearly portrayed by the number of countless women of varying ages with an innumerable amount of education, entrepreneurship, craftsmanship, creativity, unity and continuity. I could not have possibly related even more to the stories of some of them, facing life traumas, nonsupport from peers, automatic obstacles associated with not only being a personal of color but being a female. The entire event was moving, and encouraging to me. Aside from that, the vivacious hosts and the beautiful atmosphere only added that much more to evening. Here is a little snippit about the organization that fueled this night, Demoiselle 2 Femme;

"Demoisselle 2 Femme reaches over 400 girls annually through school and community-based programs and over 2,000 youth through community awareness and education events. The success of D2F is represented in the number of high school and college graduates (over 400 first generation), who have become educators, doctors, counselors and a host of other career professionals. The longitudinal aspect of D2F programming creates long-term relationships with program participants and families that have continued for 19 years. Almost 50% of the staff who are employed by D2F are former participants who were once deemed “at-risk,” but completed the program, obtained a 4-year college degree and now work to impact girls within their community.

The current vision of D2F is to build the HOPE Center for Girls in Roseland which will provide social, cognitive and spiritual development programs for girls ages 12-18. D2F is committed to providing young ladies with a life changing experience that will prepare them for life today and a future for tomorrow. Our expansion and positive contributions as an agent of change cause us to believe that the only limitation to the future of D2F is the sky!"

I had a great time at the 40 Under 40 Awards and do look forward to hopefully being able to attend next time around :) Please go support and check out the links below!

40 Under 40 Facebook



Popular posts from this blog

Living My Best Life Tour: Studying At Harvard, Winning Awards and Walking The Runway!

  Hello all! Thank you so much for returning to my blog and reading this post. I have so much to tell you all because the last few months have been CRAZY! I'm not even sure where to start. I guess I'll begin with the awards that I have been so blessed to receive within the last two weeks. I have NEVER in my entire career of almost a decade managed to take home five awards in such a small time frame! I received two Virtual Visionary awards for Entrepreneurship & Community Service, two awards given by the Sara Williams Scholarship Fund with proceeds benefitting research at St. Jude Children's Hospital, and a Service Leadership award from the pageant system that I represent as their current Miss World, the Miss & Mrs. America Nation Organization ! It was so much fun to have the honor of strutting the runway at their Nationals Fashion Show a couple of weeks ago alongside my amazing sister queens! Prior to this, I hadn't modeled in a fashion show since I was a Fashio

38 Underrepresented World Wide Talents That You Need to Know!

In a world where so many great entrepreneurs and artists can become famous at the act of one viral video online, it's easy to get lost in the misconception that with social media's "power," anybody who is talented is already known. After all, it isn't as difficult to gain exposure and "get big" as it was 20 years ago before the Internet's Massive Media takeover, right? Partially yes, however, social media also makes the market 10x as saturated as it was 20 years ago. Thus, are you really that much further ahead if all of your competition has the means to one-up you, free of cost and inconvenience, just by posting to their online accounts? It's a lot to think about. That is why we here at The Fresh Faces Project work hard to make sure that the artists and entrepreneurs and do-gooders who are underrepresented and don't get the fame and acknowledgment that their talents merit are given a platform. That platform is us. When creating thi

Living My Best Life Tour: Chicago Fashion Week 2021 + BTW, I Have A New Pageant Title

It's been a while! Throughout my relentless grind to meet my goals for 2021, I haven't had the time to blog on my OG website, Fashion Thunderclap. However, I have a few very cool things to share with my beloved readers here that prompted me to MAKE TIME and publish a long-overdue article here. The main thing I want to discuss today is how AMAZING my experience was at Chicago Fashion Week 2021 presented by Fashion Bar ! I was so happy to be invited as a media guest for the 5th year in a row! My love and gratitude goes out to the organization and its Founder, the esteemed Tony Long for always extending the invitation and producing some of the best fashion shows around! As you can see in the photos, I have on a new sash. I was crowned Miss USA Universe Tourism 2021 in January and have pledged to do as I did in my reign as Miss World America Nation and make a difference, big or small, in all seven continents of the world, especially supporting those in line with my platform of