On Wednesday, November 13th 2019, Ace Acumen Academy proudly held its first Women’s Empowerment Talk event, a motivational event for our female students. The speaker, Katie Zeppieri, founder and creative director from the Girl Talk Empowerment movement, is a social entrepreneur, author, blogger and motivational speaker, who has spoken across North America, including on the TED Talk international stage in Vancouver.
Katie brought to our students a series of positive messages about empathy. She discussed on how to make your mark in the world and women empowerment. She also described how having education is a privilege to be enjoyed and on how to overcome your anxiety and barriers that all women face to achieve their goals whether personal or professional and believing in yourself and being extraordinary – quoting Jimmy Johnson “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra” definitely helps. In her generosity, Katie drew one of the students from those in attendance to give her an autographed copy of her book.
As a team, it was easy to see that our students felt that they could relate to many of the situations and messages that Katie presented. By the end of the talk a number of our students had time for one-on-one chats with Katie and took pictures.
We are very pleased with the positive feedback we have heard from our students and are looking forward for more successful events like this one!