My mom has always said mentors keep the world spinning. I always thought it was because it’s on a big stick, but she’s right about most things so I’ll believe her. On Friday, April 1, 2016 as the youngest girl in the room I watched CURLS, natural hair care brands, launch its empowerment campaign for women and girls to take control of their destinies with “CURLS Girls Rule The World!”
Over 150 attendees at the Empowering Entrepreneur Luncheon, we were joined by mentors like Nicole Ari Parker, of Fox's Rosewood; Brandi Harvey, Executive Director of Steve & Marjorie Harvey's Foundation; and Tracy Wilson Mourning, Founder of Honey Shine, Inc.
Although I’m not yet ready for the program designed to match high school age girls with celebrity and influencer mentors this summer and fall. Every ‘Celebrity Expert Mentor’ will host seminars and workshops for every mentee on everything from business, entertainment and writing to event production. The founder, Mahisha Dellinger, opened the event at Mist Harlem with radio host Mr. Lenny Green, of The Quiet Storm. and finished with a performance by platinum recording artist, Vivian Green.
Mahisha said, “My goal of giving young women access to resources and connections were truly realized. Having our girls meet face-to-face with women who have and are still succeeding will empower them to live the lives they have always desired. This is only the beginning.”
“CURLS Girls Rule The World!” ended the event with each girl leaving our colorful thumbprint on a tree of life canvas. It represented the beginning of our journey to accomplish our greatest dreams. More than making us feel strong, more than making us feel like we can take over the world, mentors keep the world spinning because they show us how to create the greatest life we've imagined. My mom was right mentors do keep the world spinning. Check out CURLS online to support their cause: www.curls.biz.
Photo Credit for all photos: J. Brooks Photography