Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck: Scientist

Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck: A Global Voice for all Women Are you drawn to the field of medicine and helping the countries of the world combat infectious diseases?  If so, Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck’s achievements will be an inspiration to you. Born in Senegal, Africa Dr. Awa Marie Coll Seck is a woman who is a leader in her field.  She is a renowned scientist … Continue reading Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck: Scientist

Phillis Wheatley’s Voice: From Slavery to First Female Black Published Poet

Phillis Wheatley: First Black Woman to Publish Poems Phillis Wheatley was born in Africa in the year 1753, was enslaved and brought to America and died a free woman and author in 1784.  From the “Gateway to Africa” known today as Senegal, to slavery in the United States, to becoming the first black woman to become a published poet, Phillis Wheatley had much to express. … Continue reading Phillis Wheatley’s Voice: From Slavery to First Female Black Published Poet

Dr. Valerie Kemp: The Dad Whisperer “What’s Your Plan?”

Dr. Valerie Kemp:  The Dad Whisperer–”What’s Your Plan?” Valerie Kemp unexpectedly walked into my office asking for a few minutes of my time.  Neatly groomed in a blue suit, and a determined smile, she diverted my attention from my usual tasks.  She described herself as a doctoral candidate in our university looking for a dissertation chair. She wondered if I would consider reading her thesis. … Continue reading Dr. Valerie Kemp: The Dad Whisperer “What’s Your Plan?”

FEAR: Obstacle or Motivator?

  Madjiguene Fall, M.Ed. Find Your Own Agency: Fear as a motivator By all accounts, business owner, mother, wife, professor, and doctoral candidate Madji Fall is an empowered young woman who is blazing her own trail on her way becoming one a dynamic leader in the education field.  But hidden from this narrative of success is a story of survival. Madji was born in Senegal … Continue reading FEAR: Obstacle or Motivator?

MINDSET: What You Think Matters

HBTransformation At Any Age Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 NIV My story is about MINDSET. I wish I knew how powerful my thoughts were back in my younger days. But better late than never, right?  Here’s an example of how my thinking held me back. Way back when I was in … Continue reading MINDSET: What You Think Matters

Eva Clayton: Waking up the US House of Representatives

Eva Clayton, Congresswoman. A life of service Her early plans were to become a doctor to help people in the underdeveloped parts of the world but she chose to make a difference in the lives of ordinary Americans and we are glad she did!  “The issue of equity in jobs and fairness of opportunities is paramount,” Eva Clayton devoted her political career to helping young … Continue reading Eva Clayton: Waking up the US House of Representatives

Mentors as Mirrors

Dr. Rihab Saadeddine:  Mentors as Mirrors Growing up in Lebanon, the women in Dr. Saadeddine’s family were primarily focussed on family issues.  They were strong women whose voices made a difference in family matters, but rarely looked beyond their roles as wife, mother and grandmother.  Their combined voices sent a message that education for women is very important, even though many had not gone beyond … Continue reading Mentors as Mirrors