Young, African-American girls need to see older, professional women who look like them succeeding in leadership roles! That has been the continuous message this month. By seeing black women as leaders, they will start to see themselves as developing leaders and act as such. You can help support our youth by taking on leadership roles yourselves, or by electing others for leadership positions. Continue reading
As mentioned in the first blog post of the month, October is National Women’s Small Business Month. In honor of this, we want to provide our readers and young mentees with insights from a personal woman entrepreneur. This week, Kelly Fair was able to lend her time and answer questions from staff about her development as an African-American woman entrepreneur. Continue reading
While women (and men) are agreeing with Sheryl Sandberg, African-American women are questioning whether “leaning in” is enough for success. Continue reading
Written by, Tamara Meyerhoff As we fall into another season, we should celebrate the many daily inspirations we have in our lives. October not only marks National Women’s Small Business Month, but also the 26th anniversary of the Women’s Business … Continue reading
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The challenge is on! If you’re in the Chicagoland area, who’s going to take me on in Double Dutch?? You, and girls you know 10-14 yrs+, are invited to our Saturday Polished Pebbles session w girls, held this Saturday, September 13. To celebrate our 5th Anniversary in mentoring girls, we’ll be hosting a Double Dutch clinic led by Black Girls Jump at Donoghue Charter School, 37th and Cottage Grove at 10 am. All welcome! Big girls and little girls! Come prepared to jump, turn, and have a good time! #oldschool #pastdoubledutchqueen
Tomorrow! Become a MENTOR w/ Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program! 9:30 a.m. at Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave. Bring your enthusiasm, commitment, and willingness to love!
Save The Date! On September 19th, join us for a “Polished & Powerful” event to celebrate 5 years of serving Chicagoland girls with Polished Pebbles& my 35th birthday!
If you’re in the Chicagoland area, get ready to jump & celebrate 5 years of Polished Pebbles! As many of you may know Polished Pebbles, is the girls mentoring program that I founded five years ago, and continue to direct and operate and we are starting to celebrate our 5th anniversary, and will do so at our first Saturday session.
Polished Pebbles’ 1st Second Saturday’s Session of the year will be all about showing off your jump roping & double dutch skills!
Learn new moves from your friends & the talented ladies of Black Girls Jump at our kick-off event of the year!
When: Saturday, September 13th, 10 a.m.
Where: Chicago Urban League
(For girls ages 10-17)