Lauren Simone Blogs

Black Children's Book Week

Black Children's Book Week

Black Children’s Book Week is a global celebration of Black children and the people who ensure Black children are represented in books and other children’s media. The week is administered by Black Baby Books, a platform that makes it easier to discover children’s books with Black characters. LSP celebrated at Possible Futures Bookstore.

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CT WBDC EMG Winners Meet Up Event

CT WBDC EMG Winners Meet Up Event

The Women’s Business Development Council offers grants of up to $10,000 to qualified women-owned small businesses in Connecticut. The Equity Match Grant Program is designed to help women-owned businesses grow! Grants between $2,500 and $10,000 will be awarded for clearly defined projects that will have a measurable impact on the business, its growth and profitability. On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, WBDC in New Haven invited the winners to meet each other. As a part of the grant receipt, Dr. John gets mentoring from Carol Cheswick, one of the WBDC's mentors. She has been advising her and Amy Anderson Moncy on the development...

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Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day

Thursday March 2, 2023, the USA celebrated Read Across America Day.

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Black HERstory Feature: Angel Wells

Black HERstory Feature: Angel Wells

Angel Wells is a University of Hartford student, who is an English major. Angel is an aspiring YA writer, avid book lover and impressive young leader. She is a professional speaker, a member of SCBWI, and the president of Pages Come to Life. She did a video to celebrate the intersectionality of being Black and female and entitled it Black HERstory. Watch, like, comment, and subscribe!

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Empowering Talent: Hiring Female Interns from Live Girl She Works

Empowering Talent: Hiring Female Interns from Live Girl She Works

Hiring female interns from Live Girl She Works not only benefits the individuals themselves but also brings numerous advantages to your organization. From accessing a diverse talent pool to promoting gender equality, cultivating a supportive workplace culture, and developing future leaders, these young women have the potential to make a significant impact on your organization's success. By embracing this initiative, you demonstrate your commitment to empowering women, fostering inclusivity, and building a brighter, more equitable future.

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