Miss All Natural shifts the focus of young ladies from external pressures to inner personal development.
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Message From Our Founder: Today a dream came true for me! I FINALLY met someone who works for the @Dove Self-Esteem Project! Meet Ms. @DreBrownNYC I imagined this day would go so differently. That I would be in a meeting room or a Skype call trying to sell myself and my vision for the Miss All Natural Program but today was the total opposite. @DreBrownNYC spoke on a panel at an event hosted by @femalequotient for the NBA #Allstarweekend. The panel literally had me in tears! They were so knowledgeable, caring, successful, and most important human. Everything I want my girls to be. I thought I would be bringing something to the table but today I simply just sat and ate. Thank you @drebrownnyc for you words of encouragement and thank to the other amazing ladies on the panel and a vive thank you @femalequotient and their amazing team. Special thank you to @ssmphotog and @pilar.pilar.pilar for also being so amazing and helping me navigate and connect with women at this event! 😍😍#selfesteemproject #allnatural #selfcare
Today was a great first day at Phillip O’Berry High School! These young ladies did and amazing and the fellas was hard at work strategizing marketing and fundraising! #MissAllNatural
Thank you @kellyrowland and @dove! I think we just found our theme song for this year’s pageant!! #allnatural #selflove #collaboration #support #natural #missallnatural #iloveme
Today we host our first class at Phillip O’Berry Academy High School! Thank you to Ms Stacey Bush for allowing us to take over her classroom for the next 12 weeks. Her students will get a class credit for participating in our program! How cool is that!?!
We had so much fun at West Mecklenburg High School while recruiting for our 'Miss All Natural Program' that will now be featured in 3 different high schools across the city of Charlotte! We're looking forward to teaching and growing with the young women as we start our journey 💛💛
Happy 29th Birthday To Our Founder!!!! @vernishaceo (@veethemommy)
Momma we made it!!! Lol
We caught the attention of @spectrumnewsnc I had NO IDEA they were coming! I said much more but I know they are only limited to 1 minute.
Ladies - I encourage you to look at the amount of time and money you spend on your look for each day. Tally that up and then ask yourself how many books you could have read, how many business investments you could have made, how community service hours you could have earned or many people you could have supported. No shade just introspection that’s all.
#entrepreneurship #WomenEmpowerment #MissAllNatural #AllNatural #QueensGala2018 #JustTheBeginning
Tomorrow is the GALA!!!!!!! I hope you all have your dresses and suits ready to go! And you might want to bring a journal too! #NotYourTypicalGala
Kara Hess is a passionate explorer of love, life, and all possibilities! She worked as a professional artist for years in Chicago and volunteered to teach art at local community centers. Children have always been her inspiration to see life "with sparkles". Her mission is to help kids keep and develop their own unique "sparkle" through art, story, books, and technology. Her self-empowerment program Play Your Hero is currently under development! playyourhero.com
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Alexis Montague is currently a Senior Systems Engineering and German Double Major at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is originally from the small town of Zebulon, NC where she first developed her love for STEM. While at UNCC she has held many leadership positions. She has held positions within The National Society of Black Engineers including serving at the President. She has also been serving as a SAFE Counselor for the past two years, where she mentors incoming freshmen STEM students, along with participating in student leadership programs such as Leadership Fellows at UNCC. Alexis also holds the title of Miss Collegiate 100, which is a scholarship pageant that was held this past November under the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte's Student chapter Collegiate 100. Her platform is to build a community and instill confidence in Collegiate minority women in STEM through networking and targeted programs. While also increasing the number of minority women to graduate with a STEM degree. She says that her platform was inspired by the experiences and lack of representation that she has faced as an African American women in the STEM field. She says that “ With confidence and community we women can do anything.” In the future, she hopes to have the opportunity to work for an Engineering company overseas for a few years focusing on medical devices to help improve our quality of life. She also plans to continue mentoring and being involved in The National Society of Black Engineers Professional Chapter.
It’s Happening! Just 3days!!!!! :-) Tickets are running out!
Jennifer Currently works for the local government as a Bilingual Telecommunication Specialist and is a current student at Central Piedmont Community College. She is very passionate about spreading the voice of empowerment, inspiration, self-motivation, and healthy options to be ones best. She has participated in the Women 2 Women Mentor Program whose mission is "to cultivate mentoring relationships that provide women with guidance, support, and community connections." She also was a Leader for the Boys & Girls Club where she worked with youth from the ages of 6-16 from all upbringings and backgrounds. She had the opportunity to create a program that she named "Be Me" that promoted positive self image, education, career options, financial literacy, and she recruited professionals to speak and engage with youth members; like, dentist, correctional officer, models, and bankers. Also, the program incorporated many parts like healthy hygiene, and dance. The 5-month program ended with a fashion show with each youth member who strutted down the runway and had the chance to speak about themselves and tell the world why they were proud to "Be Me'' and how the program changed their lives. Jennifer has also given her time to Back to School Backpack programs, which provided students with free backpacks and also was the Speaker of a domestic violence workshop and seminar for a local nonprofit organization.
This is only the beginning for her as she learns new ways to make her voice be heard; sharing with the world three messages that together we can promote and empower, we all have the power to be loved unconditionally, we are all capable of success, and are able to wear our crowns unapologetically.
Sunday, it’s happening! We are bring omg amazing women and young ladies together! You don’t want to miss it trust me! #QueensGalal2018
Yolanda R. Bynum is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University (99) and holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education. Yolanda also holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Change (MSL) from Pfeiffer University. Yolanda is certified in Nonprofit Management by the Office of Continuing Studies at Duke University. As a result of her professional training and over 15 years of experience, Yolanda provides consultation and trainings regularly for executives, youth, professionals, youth serving agencies and individuals.
Yolanda is the author of a new book entitled Walking in My Womanness: Lessons Learned on My Journey to Me. She describes the book like so. "This book is designed to be a reflection on the lessons learned along my journey. People have heard me say that something happens to you once you turn forty. I think that “something” is the freedom to reflect, feel, and be free. It is my hope that you are inspired to do the same. Just know that forty is not the magic number. Your magic number is your right now!! Be bold. Be brilliant. Be beautiful. BE!". You can find more information about Yolanda and her work at www.BeyondExpectationsConsulting.com #queensgala2018