5th Annual Visionaries Symposium Luncheon – The Vision of Strength Based Leadership  Keynote Speaker – Roquita Coleman Williams – CN Rail

“Connecting the Pieces…The Vision of Strength Based Leadership”

Whether it be coaching Peewee league baseball, a board member for a million dollar company or a team leader responsible for getting results, a strong foundation of leadership is essential.  Success in any capacity that encompasses a team of efforts, almost certainly will be a by-product of some form of positive leadership. As the way we interact and conduct business continues to evolve in a global economy with more technology and no geographic boundaries to whom we make work with, the way leadership cultivates prosperity continues to transform.

Gone… are the days where all members of a team may have the same formal education and cultural backgrounds, so how leadership identifies the best way to attain its organizations respective goals is correlated to how it positions its internal and external stakeholders to collaborate to drive new approaches and solutions. A universal truth is that change is inevitable so our willingness to improve and learn new strategies must be constant, especially for those accountable for leadership.

We invite you…. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nbmbaa-visionaries-symposium-luncheon-tickets-24236293406


BRIDGES is now accepting applications for summer positions through February 29, 2016.  We are seeking passionate and energetic individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Members and staff at Bridge Builders® Summer Leadership Conferences!

BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This summer, 1,200 students in grades 7-12 will develop their leadership skills and connect with youth from across the Mid-South.  We are accepting applications now through February 29th for the following positions:

7th-10th Grade Leadership Conferences

  • Conference Facilitator
  • Logistics and Coordination Team

11th-12th Grade Leadership Conferences

  • Conference Facilitator
  • Logistics and Coordination Team
  • Resident Advise

Interested students can find position descriptions and additional information on our website listed below.   If you personally know students who would be great candidates, please forward the attached announcement and encourage them to apply at bridgesusa.org/jobs/summer-opportunities/ .

What:  FREE Entrepreneurship Training Workshop – 01/27/16

When:  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:  Cowork Memphis | 902 S. Cooper St., 38104

What’s holding you back from being an Entrepreneur? Start translating your unique ideas and visions into a thriving business by leveraging your passion to reach your maximum potential. Learn more about starting your business by attending this FREE workshop facilitated by the Entrepreneur Simplified Team. They are traveling to Memphis on January 27th to host a Business Workroom. The Business Workroom will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over two action-packed hours.

The following topics in business development will be discussed:

– Marketing
– Sales
– Systems
– Leadership
– Product Development

Register Now: https://kimflynn.isrefer.com/go/CD/CDaniels

“Stand Beside Her” Week to Support Women and Girls




Memphis, TN – Girl Scouts Heart of the South invites the public to join us to celebrate National Stand Beside Her Week during October 25–31, 2015. National Stand Beside Her Week is a nationwide initiative designed to inspire women to support, encourage and mentor other women in their careers and their lives.

Why do we need National Stand Beside Her Week? Because despite decades of progress, women are still under-represented in leadership roles in our nation’s government, business and industry.  Girl Scouts Heart of the South is encouraging women and businesses to take one or more of the following positive actions next week:

  • Enter the nationwide I Stand Video Contest:

Show us how you Stand Beside Her in the I Stand Video Contest and you could win an amazing getaway for four to Universal Studios Orlando! Contest page, submission and official rules are available online at http://cp.mcafee.com/d/5fHCN8SyMM-VsQsFKe6Pqaaab3WrXz9J5555xZdN54SrdCRvlm9OFe74qCjrdJs5rFCzBAld7dSr-xtMl7f9I2H5A4hntZ4l7ceKeKS79L8WrdCPpI04hB4-BGJPEjFM07a42oGpAxZjpIQsFI6PtPqpJUTsTsSyrh.

Join the national conversation on Twitter on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We will discuss ways to created more collaboration between women. Use the #StandBesideHer hashtag to participate in the conversation.

As the premiere girls’ leadership organization in the Mid-South, Girl Scouts Heart of the South created National Stand Beside Her Week to combat these negative attitudes among women and girls.  Only by changing the attitudes absorbed by girls and teens will women feel free to develop to their full academic, career and leadership potential. Please visit our website: http://cp.mcafee.com/d/5fHCMUp43qb33XBPhOCUUrdEEEEIfFLKcCQkkkm7QT4kjpISrlZloDaAUshGpdISRMlKCqemhkQsTpLW5T1ksYCMaImgh5tTQhksMWUWXosCYzFISrdCM0p6kjWmGTexeD00sFfo85O7QAxVsDYjpIQsFI6PtPqpJUTsTsSyrh to learn more about National Stand Beside Her week.

The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.   Girl Scouts Heart of the South encompasses 59 counties in east Arkansas, north Mississippi and west Tennessee.  The headquarters are located in Memphis, TN and regional service centers are located in Jackson, TN, Tupelo, MS, and Corinth, MS.  To find out more, visit them online at http://cp.mcafee.com/d/5fHCNESyMM-VsQsFKe6Pqaaab3WrXz9J5555xZdN54SrdCRvlm9OFe74qCjrdJs5rFCzBAld7dSr-xtMl7f9I2H5A4hntZ4l7ceKeKS79L8WrdCPpI04hB4-BGJPEjFM073pIQsFI6PtPqpJUTsTsSyrh.

Joan Carr

Advancement Manager

Girl Scouts Heart of the South

717 South White Station Road

Memphis, TN 38124

PO Box 240246

Memphis  TN  38117

901-334-3447 (direct)

901-596-6070 (cell)

901-797-2183 (fax)


YMCA Achievers Registration and School Supply Giveaway – Saturday, August 29th!

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The YMCA offers excellent youth programming for children in grades 3-12! Come to the YMCA on Saturday, August 29th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and  find out more information about our exciting Y-Achievers and SWOT programs, and to participate in our school supply giveaway!  Space and supplies are limited, so make sure you register your child early!

If you have any questions regarding the youth programs, please feel free to contact Kimberly Morgan-West at kmorgan@ymcamemphis.org.

Watch this VIDEO to find out more information about our Achievers Program! **PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED***

Do something special for her on Valentine’s Day!  Girls of Leadership will be hosting a Girls Spa Party February 14, 2015. Drop off time is 11:00 and pick up time is 2:00.  The pampering is for girls ages 6-15.  Please RSVP to angela@girlsofleadership.org.  Attached is more information.


Angela Garland
Executive Director
Girls of Leadership

1015 South Cooper St. | Memphis TN 38104 |901 268 1005


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“The Talent Puzzle: Maximizing Individual Potential”

Keynote Speaker: Chris Wallace, General Manager of

Memphis Grizzlies

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As companies have transitioned to do more with less, it is imperative that organizational leaders empower each piece of the puzzle to maximize his or her potential to ultimately shape the vision and future success of that organization. Assembling talent with variations in backgrounds, skills, intellectual capital and diversity in thinking is critical for the sustained success of an organization, especially when the most minor pieces may be profound in achieving the picture of success that most leaders envision is possible.

Regardless of what type of mission or strategic vision an organization may possess, the outcome of success may simply be determined by how it maximizes individual potential to empower the theme that collectively we are greater than the sum of our parts.

We cordially invite you to join us for a powerful discourse on the magnitude of education, strategic leadership and diversity in intellectual capital to propel organizations forward.

Our Visionaries Symposium evolves from the roots of our Diversity Breakfast Series. During this reception, we will expound on education, diversity, and strategic leadership and why they are so imperative for the success of our businesses and community.  Our goal is to not only address how diversity and education are essential for an organization’s economic sustainability and prosperity; but to also underscore the immeasurable significance of leadership and diversifying what we perceive can be accomplished.

Event Details:

Date:  November 11, 2014, Tuesday
Location:  Marriott Memphis East, 5795 Poplar Ave, 38119
Time:  7:00 am to 8:30 am |  Check in: 6:45 am to 7:15 am

Tickets: Members  $20 | Guest     $25

Please visit the link below to get your tickets today online:

From: Virginia Stallworth
Date: Tue, October 14, 2014
Subject: Openings at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center

“Greetings friends and colleagues,

We have two openings at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, both in leadership roles. I am seeking qualified candidates for Development Director, and Prevention Director. I am looking for folks with strong values, a commitment to excellence, and the ability to get the job done. I’ve attached the postings for each position. I would be most grateful if you shared with others who you think may be good candidates or who may know good candidates.


CAC Prevention Director Job Posting

CAC Development Director Job Posting

Empowerment Concert featuring The Soul Outsiders Band, Saturday, October 18, 6:30pm

Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave.

The theme for the 2014 Empowerment Concert is “The Fierce Urgency of NOW.” With unconditional support for each person who comes through its doors, the Memphis Urban League serves thousands of individuals each year. The Empowerment Concert is an essential part of the agency’s mission to ensure every person has the resources needed for success in Memphis! This is a free event and open to the public. Volunteers are also needed. Please contactsdallas@memphisul.org to sign up.



YP Coaching Session: Leadership Strategies for Obtaining Superior Performance

Saturday, October 25, 10:00am-12:00pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

It’s the 4th quarter of 2014! Are you a proven clutch player in your workplace, or are you barely getting by?  This coaching session, facilitated by FedEx Global Training Developer Julie Mcalpin, provides young professionals s with important tools for enhancing their own commitment levels and setting obtainable goals for continued improvement.  RSVP at ppdchair@mulyp.org.


State of Black Memphis, Monday, October 27, 6:00pm

National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.

The State of Black Memphis is a symposium that endeavors to engage the city in meaningful discussions that affect many. Most importantly, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals seeks to generate thought provoking ideas on ways to improve ourselves and our communities moving forward.