Local non-profit to empower young women celebrates 15 years with special guests (includes video story)

On Saturday, Girl Talk 1 on 1, a personal and professional non-profit, held its 15th anniversary celebrating growth, evolution and legacy for young female high school students.

Girl Talk 1 on 1 provides a community for young ladies who are entering a new chapter of womanhood. It works with and serves the Young Women’s Preparatory Academy of Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS).

This conference, which was held at the Miami Dade College downtown campus, has a significant impact on the young women who are transitioning into college life and the responsibilities it brings. Speakers attended the conference to talk with the girls and share meaningful advice for how to be confident as women looking to be successful in their desired careers.

“We need to instill positivity into these young ladies so that they can stand in the essence of who they are as they navigate this challenging world,” said Valerie Crawford, a local business owner.

Girls who attended the conference shared how it allowed them to feel empowered and encouraged them to be the best version of themselves.

Rory Lee, a makeup artist and owner of OurGirls Enrichment Program, said, “It is so important that we change the narrative and change the mindset so people don’t think that they have to look like the woman to the right or woman to the left of them to be beautiful.”

Kimora Miller is a senior seeking a bachelor’s degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communications at FIU. Her current interests involve sports entertainment, social media, collegiate dance, and on-air interviews.