The daylong empowerment conference, headlined by Tatyana Ali, introduced high school girls from the Washington, D.C. area to prominent local and national women. The leaders offered their words of advice for the young women. The workshop was at Howard University on February 1.
Jean Drummond, president of HCD International: “I think the most important message I can leave to these girls would be to know their destiny, know their passion and know that God made them something awesome. It’s so important for our ladies of today to know their value and that they don’t need to be affirmed by a man, mom or dad. It’s not about being perfect. Learn all you can. Pursue your destiny and passion and whatever you do, reach for the top." Stacy-Ann Ellis/TWP Buy Photo