2016 Annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams, Keynote
Dr. Jennifer L. Ellis
Dr. Jennifer L. Ellis, Keynote

The Image Initiative Inc. celebrated our 12th year of the Annual Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference on March 24-25, 2016, featuring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and member of internationally acclaimed female group Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams and Dr. Jennifer Ellis one of only a handful of female, board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeons in the United States and expert in heart health matters along with special guest Jamar Rogers, Season 2 semi-finalist from “The Voice”.

Workshop moderators, facilitators and panelists included: Akira Armstrong, DJ Bigboy, Kendra Lasheena Brown, Yolanda Buie, Letticia "Teece" Camacho, Aurelis “Baby Girl” De Jesus, Zaire Franklin, David Jackson, Timothy “Noble” Jennings-Bey, Christy Juarez, , Andrea C. Lawson, Bridget Lawson, Jac’queena Lorena Matthews, Montinique McEachern, Charmaine “Nicole” McPhee, Geneva Moore, Shareem “Essence” Newman, Leah Rachele Pinedo, Gina L. Rivers, Zenobia "Zorre'" Rodgers, Juhanna Rogers, Yolanda Seegars, Lazarus Sims, Hasan Stephens, Estella Taylor-Greene, Guadalupe Torres and DJ Bella J.

Over 120 girls from the Syracuse City School District participated in the 12th Annual SES Conference.

Selected Speakers

Jamar Rogers
Jamar Rogers
Estella Taylor-Greene
Estella Taylor-Greene
Gina L. Rivers
Gina L. Rivers
Yalonda Buie
Yalonda Buie
Yolanda Seegers
Yolanda Seegers
Montinique McEachern
Montinique McEachern
Bridgete Lawson
Bridgete Lawson
Genny Moore
Genny Moore
David L. Jackson
David L. Jackson
DJ Bigboy
DJ Bigboy
Hasan Stephens
Hasan Stephens
Timothy Jennings Bey
Timothy Jennings Bey
Lazarus Sims
Lazarus Sims
Guadalupe Torres
Guadalupe Torres
Jac'queena Matthews
Jac'queena Matthews
Leah Pinedo
Leah Pinedo
Kendra Brown
Kendra Brown
Pretty BIG
Pretty BIG

The Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference has changed my life; this program has given me a reason to look towards my future.
-- Sofia, 10th grade

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