Growth Today for Greatness Tomorrow – LEAD Girls

Growth Today for Greatness Tomorrow – LEAD Girls
September 09
10:29 2021

Virtual Leadership Expo for 6th – 10th Grade Girls

LEAD Girls of North Carolina will host their third annual leadership expo virtually on Saturday, October 9, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Titled “Growth Today for Greatness Tomorrow,” the goal of the event is to “plant the seeds to grow a prosperous future for girls.” The Expo provides 100+ girls with a unique empowerment experience through a day of high-energy workshops and inspiring presentations by influential women. At the same time, parents or guardians will have the opportunity to learn practical tips to support their girls. 

 Leading sponsors for the Expo are the Diversity & Inclusion Network/One IMC (International Marketing Center) and Collins Aerospace. Change the Community sponsors are: Truliant Federal Credit Union and Reynolds American Women’s Employee Resource Group. Other key sponsors include: Healthy Blue, 21/90 Hip Hop Studio, Keystone Rotary Club, and Dewey’s Bakery.

Thanks to our Expo sponsors and individual donors, there is no fee for sixth–tenth grade girls in the Triad area of North Carolina to attend, but registration is required. Parents or guardians may also register to attend a morning session which is included on their daughters’ registration form. To register and for the day’s schedule, please visit:

The keynote opening speaker is Lyn Sisson-Talbert, one of the most accomplished female producers in Hollywood and the guiding force behind top grossing original projects for film, stage, and literature. She produced Netflix’s first original live-action musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey and authored the Jingle Jangle book series. Sisson-Talbert and her husband recently inked a first-look film deal with Netflix launching Golden Alchemy Entertainment.

Sisson-Talbert will engage the girls in a conversation about the “square root to possible,” and each girl will receive a signed copy of her book, “The Invention of Jeronicus Jangle.” Additional sessions held throughout the day will explore self-advocacy, a hip-hop step led by 21/90 Hip Hop studio, self-exploration through science, STEM activities, and more! 

Attendees are asked to pick up their LEADer box with all Expo materials prior to the Expo. This will include Sisson-Talbert’s book and the materials to engage with the STEM activities. Thanks to a grant from Collins Aerospace, our girls will continue to explore the sciences and the dream of being inventors by learning about additional STEM opportunities through LEAD this school year. Pick up information with dates/times/locations will be shared after registration. 

About LEAD Girls of NC

Learning Everyday Accomplishing Dreams (LEAD) Girls of NC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping every girl thrive because every girl can. Founded in 2015, LEAD Girls works to create a world in which young girls become well-equipped, active leaders. LEAD programs focus specifically on the social, emotional and leadership development of at-risk middle-school girls in Winston-Salem. Since its inception, LEAD’s school-time and summer programs have served more than 500 girls, providing them with critical resources and skills that foster empowerment and confidence. In 2021, we’ll serve 250 girls providing 15,000 of support hours. For more information, visit

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