9:00a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Resource Fair: Girls check in, visit the community resource fair booths, and enjoy breakfast 
9:00-9:15 am. Welcome – Purpose of Summit:  EmpowHERment Founder, Mayor Roberts, Leadership Team and Guest Speakers
9:15-9:30 a.m. Group Bonding Activity
9:30-9:55 a.m. Large Group Icebreaker
9:55-10:10 a.m. Social Media#HERSummit16/Bathroom Break 
10:10-11:15 a.m. Panel- I am HER Breaking Barriers
Sponsored by AT&T
Michelle Williams-Horton @YOUnivdrive, Moderator
Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager @DenaDiorio
Dimple Ajmera, TIAA @DimpleAjmera
Kayla Rose Romero, Students for Education Reform @SFERNC
Mpumi Nobina, Speaker/Activist @mpuminobiva_g
Valarie R. Brooks, Real Estate Broker @valariemovesCLT 

11:15-11:35 a.m, Breaking Barriers Activity
11:40-12:40 p.m. TalentTalk Roundtable Lunch
Lunch Provided by Creative Catering
Sponsors Include:
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Ernst & Young
Laurel Street Residential
12:40-1:00 p.m. Fitness Activity
Fuzion Force
1:05-1:50 p.m.


Breaking Bullying Barriers Keynote
Brooke Hummel
“Stop Block Tell Tour”
1:55-4:10 p.m.

  • Each group will attend 3 workshops
  • Sessions are 40 minutes
  • Round robin style rotation
    • 1st session: 2:00-2:40p
    • 2nd session: 2:45-3:25p
    • 3rd session: 3:30-4:10
Breakout Sessions

1) HER Voice.

2) HER Image.
I am Not the Media

SPARK Publications

3) HER Time, Talent and Treasure.
Keysha Walker
Lula Dualeh/Hannah Hassan


4:15-4:50 p.m. EmpowHERment Reflections and Closing
Scholarship Winner Announcement