The first African American female police chief of Orlando gave her recipe for success at the Center for American Progress this morning: courage, preparation, and opportunity. Now that’s #FierceLiving! #IWD
Spending #FierceLiving Friday at the Center for American Progress’ forum in women of color and leadership. It’s a great way to start International Women’s Day Weekend. #IWD
The Center for American Progress is heating up this morning with the Q/A session of the women of color and leadership forum. #FierceLiving women are in the house giving voice to important issues. #IWD
Check out the dynamic forum members who are sharing their leadership journey as women of color at the Center for American Progress this morning. They embody #FierceLiving! #IWD
After the Center for American Progress forum on women of color and leadership ended, the conversation continued with speakers and the audience. #FierceLiving engagement!
Being in the company of my mentor and friend, Toni Dunton-Butler, founder of A Silver Thread, Inc. (lady in all black in photo) at the Center for American Progress’ women of color and leadership forum was another priceless #FierceLiving Friday moment. Do you have any #FierceLiving Friday priceless moments?
Chatting with my shero, Dr.Ella L. J. Bell Smith about her women of color leadership work and learning how my dad, Dr. John Leeke mentored her when she worked at the National Education Association was a priceless #FierceLiving Friday moment at the Center for American Progress.
Dartmouth professor and author Ella L. J. Bell Smith says leadership is still very masculine and we are still teaching women to fit in at the Center for American Progress’ women of color and leadership forum today. Professor Bell Smith is a #FierceLiving shero. Her work, articles, book, and Ascent organization are AMAZING gifts to women.
Happy #FierceLiving Friday!
Today I am celebrating the #FierceLiving women I met this week at the U.S. Department of State’s International Women of Courage Award Ceremony including FLOTUS Michelle Obama and my #DigitalSisterhood tribe of savvy social media leaders Kelsey, Salma, Jen, Erin, Laila, and Katie. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter: @flotus @michelleobama @callmehats @kelbel1955 @salma_bahramy @jen_charlton @dunnezo0 @lulainlife. These ladies rock the world from the inside out! Who are some of the #FierceLiving women in your life this week? Be sure to honor them on International Women’s Day on March 8. #IWOC #IWD #StateMeetup
Who is your woman of courage? Post a photo of her with the hashtag #WeAreCourage and we’ll highlight a few from @StateDept on International Women’s Day! #IWOC #IWD