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Queen Geniuses and Sen. Parker host 5th annual Girls Empowerment Conference

March 21, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Regine Roy, founder of Queen Geniuses, and state Sen. Kevin Parker at the “It’s In Your Hands” event. Photo courtesy of Sen. Parker’s office
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On Saturday, March 18, more than 100 young girls between the ages of 14-18 joined state Sen. Kevin Parker and Queen Geniuses Founder and President Regine Roy for the fifth annual “It’s In Your Hands” Girls Empowerment Conference at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights. According to Sen. Parker’s office the event catered to young girls from across the five boroughs and had a full day of programming, including inspiring presentations, a panel discussion, live performances by local cultural organizations and five breakout session workshops all focusing on supporting students to take full ownership and responsibility over their future legacies

 “A little bit of inspiration goes a long way. It is important to give young ladies a platform to confidently share their hopes, dreams and aspirations with each other,” said Roy. “They are able to develop a strong and purposeful foundation for themselves when given the opportunity to share their brilliance with one another. I am thankful to Sen. Kevin Parker for his continuous partnership and for making the empowerment of women and girls a priority.”

Activist and Sexuality Educator Ericka Hart served as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Music industry executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders also supported the event by offering personal stories about their professional journeys and sharing powerful messages for the young women to internalize throughout the day.

Queen Geniuses, Inc. is an educational consulting company that offers the “Reclaiming Your Throne” leadership development curriculum that engages young women in discussions around identity, obstacles, goals, love and sex, family and the media, according to the group. The series enhances students’ critical thinking skills, soft skills development and sense of self-actualization. With the opportunity for teenage girls to figuratively sit in their throne, they get to assess how they are governing over their personal empire, their lives.

“I have been a proud partner since the inception of the conference, and I truly believe in what comes out of the daylong event,” said Parker. “Ms. Roy’s dedication and confidence in our collective ability to improve the lives of others drives her every year to produce a better conference for our young girls, and I am humble to be a part of such a timely and essential event.”


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